Borhi to present “Hungary: The Land and Its Culture” at UWA

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama welcomes the second guest of the 2013 Fulbright Lecture Series as Dr. László Borhi will present “Hungary: The Land and Its Culture” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at Brock Y-Hall.

Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts, Borhi is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of History at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 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. Borhi has been a guest lecturer and professor in a number of universities in Hungry and the US. He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Indiana University Bloomington in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies.

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, 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. Borhi’s research appears in numerous books and scholarly articles.

Members of both the campus and Livingston communities are encouraged to attend Borhi’s cultural presentation. For further information, contact Associate Professor Mary Pagliero at<> or call 205-652-5508.