Ms. Katalin Bogyay - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations

Katalin Bogyay, ambassador and permanent representative of Hungary to the United Nations, will present a lecture at Utah Valley University on April 8. Entitled “Promoting Understanding Among Nations: Multilateral Diplomacy and the Soft Power,” the lecture is open to the public and begins at 11 a.m. in Liberal Arts Building room 114w.

Bogyay served as her country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. From 2011-12, she was president of UNESCO’s General Conference.

From 2006-09 she was Hungary’s State Secretary for International Affairs for Education and Culture and was previously the founding director of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London.

She has also had a distinguished career as an international television broadcaster, film producer and writer, and is the author of several books and publications. A guest lecturer at universities and international conferences, she has a master’s degree in economics from Corvinus University of Budapest and a Master of Arts in international communication from the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom.

Hungary shares its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. It has a population of 10 million and its capital is Budapest. It fell under communist rule after World War II. Communism in Hungary ended in 1989 and the country became a parliamentary republic.

UVU’s Office of International Affairs and Diplomacy supports the University’s global engagement efforts by helping students become globally competent graduates, promoting cultural literacy and diversity on campus and in the community.

More information on Bogyay’s presentation is available by contacting the UVU Office of International Affairs and Diplomacy at 801-863-7191.

Click here for more information on Ambassador Katalin Bogyay.

The UN Ambassador from Hungary with her husband at UVU.

The UN Ambassador from Hungary with her husband at UVU.

Ambassador Bogyay is joined by the Honorary Consul for Hungary in Utah, George Simon, and Dr. Baldomero Lago.

Ambassador Bogyay is joined by the Honorary Consul for Hungary in Utah, George Simon, and Dr. Baldomero Lago.

Amy Barnett and Guia Cowley from the Office of International Affairs with  Ambassador Bogyay.

Amy Barnett and Guia Cowley from the Office of International Affairs with  Ambassador Bogyay.

Ambassador Bogyay and her husband enjoy a quick trip up to the Sundance Resort.

Ambassador Bogyay and her husband enjoy a quick trip up to the Sundance Resort.