INVITATION & PROGRAM: LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Keynote speaker Mr. Zsolt Németh: Chairman of
the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
MAGYAR KONGRESSZUS – MAGYAR TALÁLKOZÓ
ÁRPÁD AKADÉMIA – ÁRPÁD REND
HILTON GARDEN INN CLEVELAND DOWNTOWN 2019. NOVEMBER 30. 12:15-2:30 pm SZOMBAT / SATURDAY CARNEGIE BALLROOM
INVITATION & PROGRAM
12:15 – 2:30 pm
Grace: Nt. Dr. László Imre,
Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
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“Where there is faith there is love,
Where there is love there is peace,
Where there is peace there is blessing,
Where there is blessing there is God,
Where there is God there is no want.”
Hungarian House Blessing
Zsolt Németh’s Németh’s political career started with the foundation of FIDESZ – Hungarian Civic Union in
1988. Mr. Németh was a founding member of FIDESZ and has been a member of the Hungarian
Parliament since the first free and democratic elections in 1990. Since 2014, Mr. Németh has been
the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly, Deputy floor
leader of the Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union Parliamentary Group, and the Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly to the Council of Europe (PACE) and since 2016 Vice- president of the EPP-CD Group of the PACE. Between 2016-2018 he was the Vice-president of the PACE.
Mr. Németh is a key figure in formulating Fidesz’s foreign policy. He has participated in the
preparation of the party’s foreign policy strategies in the past two decades. Mr. Nemeth was an
active supporter of the Act on National and Ethnic Minorities (1993), which grants individual and
collective rights and the right to self-government for ethnic and national minorities living in
Hungary. He also supported the Act on Hungarians Living in Neighbouring Countries (2001), which ensures special benefits for ethnic Hungarians living in the Carpathian Basin. Mr. Nemeth was also among the sponsors of the Act allowing non-resident Hungarians to apply for Hungarian citizenship if they are of Hungarian origin and speak the language (2010).
Németh Zsolt 2014 óta az Országgyűlés Külügyi Bizottságának elnöke, valamint a FIDESZ – Magyar Polgári Szövetség parlamenti képviselőcsoportjának frakcióvezető-helyettese. Ugyancsak 2014 óta az Európa Tanács magyar küldöttségének vezetője és az Európa Tanács Európai Néppárti képviselőcsoportjának frakcióvezető-helyettese, ill. 2016-2018 között az Európa Tanács Parlamenti Közgyűlésének alelnöke. Az Interparlamentáris Unió Magyar-USA Tagozatának elnöke, a NATO Parlamenti Közgyűlésének tagja. Az Európai Néppárt Politikai Közgyűlésének 1998 óta tagja.
Between 1990-1994, Mr. Németh participated at and headed the Committee on Human
Rights, Religions and Minority Affairs in the Parliament. While FIDESZ had majority in the Parliament between 1998-2002, Mr. Németh acted as Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2002-2010 Mr. Németh was the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs. From 2010 till 2014 Mr. Németh acted as Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Németh acted as member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
between 1993-2008 being the Deputy Leader of the Hungarian delegation from 2002. In 2004, he
became Member of the European Parliament, where he served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs for a year. Between 2005 to 2008, he was the Vice Chairman of the Political Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe. He is member of the Political Assembly of the European People’s Party (EPP) since 1998.
Mr. Németh held and presently holds several honorary and executive positions at non-profit organizations and other NGOs; among others, he was the founder of the Pro Minoritate Foundation, he is the Honorary Chief Superintendent of the Calvinist Congregation of Transsylvania, and a Member of the Knight’s Order of the Johannites.
Mr. Németh studied political science at the Oxford University St. Anthony’s College as a visiting student between 1988-89. He earned his M.A. in Economics and Sociology at the Karl Marx (Corvinus) University of Economic Sciences at Budapest in 1987. Mr. Németh is married with three children.