Since 1996 when the Olympic rowing, canoeing and kayaking events were held at Lake Lanier, the venue’s prestige has grown exponentially. Now known as Lake Lanier Olympic Park, it has drawn a host of prestigious events including U.S. national championships in all three sports. Two years ago it was the site for the Pan-American Championships drawing Read more
Since his appointment as Hungary’s honorary consul for Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas in 2007, John Parkerson has hosted many Hungarian ambassadors and officials, often introducing them to Georgia companies, academic institutions and economic developers. On March 29, however, Dr. Laszlo Szabo, the current Hungarian ambassador based in Washington, came to Atlanta to honor Mr. Read more
They’re separated by an ocean and a continent, but the Central European nation of Hungary and the state of Georgia see a natural partnership that spans from politics to economics, the country’s deputy foreign minister told Global Atlanta. Close your eyes for a moment and subtract the accent, and Laszlo Szabo could be a spokesman for Georgia’s Read more
Hungary has few natural resources, but its vibrant economy doesn’t need them, according to Laszlo Szabo, its deputy minister of foreign affairs. Instead, he said during a luncheon of the World Trade Center Atlanta in Buckhead Nov. 29, it relies on the inventiveness of its people. Mr. Szabo led a delegation of Hungarian officials from Read more
By John Parkerson On Jan. 24, 2016, Am Yisrael Chai held its annual “Courage and Compassion” International Holocaust Remembrance in Sandy Springs. The keynote speaker was Judge/Professor Thomas Buergenthal, who recently retired from the International Court of Justice (in The Hague) and returned to a faculty leadership position at The George Washington University Law School. Read more
The village of Schengen, Luxembourg, which has less than 5,000 inhabitants and is famous for its wine-making, is back in the headlines. Thirty years ago during a meeting held there at the borders of Germany, France and Luxembourg 26 countries including 22 members of the European Union and four non-EU members agreed to allow the Read more
John E. Parkerson Jr., the honorary consul general of Hungary for Georgia and Tennessee, is teaming up with the Georgia Council of International Visitors (GCIV) to lead a trip to Hungary from May 23-28. The GCIV is a nonprofit that manages a variety of programs including the International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange initiative Read more
The Hungarian government has announced that it is upgrading its representation in Georgia and Tennessee to honorary consulate general, thereby promoting Atlanta attorney John E. Parkerson Jr. from honorary consul, a post he has held since 2007, to honorary consul general effective May 16 of this year. Mr. Parkerson, an attorney with Hall Booth Smith Read more
In recent years, the Hungarian government under the leadership of Victor Orban has been controversial with some members of the European Union and civil society organizations and domestic and international media groups due to its policies limiting press freedoms and the independence of its judiciary.
Performing on the set used by the American cable and satellite television network Showtime was an unexpected treat for an adventurous group of 13 Georgia State University students on a study abroad program to Turkey and Hungary May 15-31.