Ágnes Fülemile, director of the Hungarian Cultural Center. Before accepting the position of director at the Center in late 2011, Professor Fülemile had worked (since 1985) as senior research fellow and Head of the Historical Ethnography Department at the Institute of Ethnology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She holds a PhD in Ethnography from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and an MPhil in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Professor Fülemile has vast research and teaching experience in the United States as well, having held the Hungarian Chair at Indiana University (2006-2009), and several Fulbright Scholar Grants (UC Berkeley, Metropolitan Museum, NY, and Rutgers University, 1992-93 and 1999). She has published extensively in the field of anthropology (history of dress) as well as doing field work in Hungary, Romania and the United States.
Gergely Romsics, Senior Secretary for Academic Affairs. Prior to accepting this position at the Center, Gergely was assistant professor in International Relations at Eotvos Lorand University and senior research fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. He has considerable experience in promoting international cooperation in research and education, and oversees the Academic activities of the Center.
Tamas Eszter, Financial Manager. Eszter has many years of experience in public administration in academia. She worked for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest and was the head of the financial department before her arrival to the HCC.
Zita Vadász, Cultural Secretary. Zita holds an MA in Political Science from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She has worked with a policy think tank and polling institute in Budapest, before joining Balassi Institute in 2010. There she acted as liaison officer for Hungarian cultural centers abroad and worked on programs ranging from photo exhibitions to fashion shows in Hungary and neighbouring countries. Since November 2011, she has been overseeing cultural events and programming at the Center.