The Embassy of Hungary cordially invites you to a guest lecture at the Embassy entitled ‘The US and 1956’ by Mr. László Borhi Fulbright Visiting Professor at Indiana University on November 14, at 10 am.

On October 23 1956 a demonstration against the Stalinist regime in Budapest escalated into an armed conflict that threatened the survival of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe. Although the Eisenhower administration publicly promised to liberate Eastern Europe eventually Washington opted not to intervene. The presentation will discuss the Eisenhower administration`s controversial policies to subvert the Soviet bloc and discuss whether there was a real chance for the liberation of Hungary and an early end to the Cold War in 1956.

László Borhi is a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Indiana University and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is currently writing a book entitled Dealing with a Dictatorship: the United States and Hungary from 1942 to 1990.

Venue: Embassy of Hungary, 2950 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington DC

Date: November 14, from 10:00 am.

This event is free.