The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the second guest of the 2013 Fulbright Scholar Lecture Series. Dr. László Borhi, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, will visit the UWA campus Thursday and Friday, February 28 and March 1. Dr. Borhi will share a cultural presentation on “Hungary: The Land and Its Culture” at 6:00 p.m. in Brock Y-Hall. Members of the university and local communities are invited; there is no admission charge. In addition to his public lecture, Dr. Borhi will address classes and work one-on-one with UWA faculty and students during his stay in Livingston.
Dr. Borhi’s research interests include cold war history, communism in Hungary, and history of international relations in the 20th century. He is a four-time holder of the György Ránki Hungarian Chair at Indiana University Bloomington and spent fall semester 1996 as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Department of History at Dartmouth College. Dr. Borhi has been a guest lecturer and professor in a number of universities in Hungry and the US and currently is a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Indiana University Bloomington in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies.
Dr. Borhi earned a master’s degree in history and political science from Indiana University Bloomington and holds from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, a doctoral degree. In 2012, Dr. Borhi received the highest attainable degree in Hungary, the Doctor of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 2006 he was awarded Hungary’s first privately established prize for scholars, the Bezerédj Zolán Prize, as well as the Hungarian Republic Gold Cross of Merit. Dr. Borhi’s research appears in numerous books and scholarly articles.
Members of both the campus and Livingston communities are encouraged to attend Dr. Borhi’s cultural presentation. For further information, faculty, students and members of the local community may contact Associate Professor Mary Pagliero