László Hámos
Co-founder and former President
We announce with profound sadness that László Hámos passed away on April 16, 2019 in New York. László was a second-generation Hungarian-American, who co-founded the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation (HHRF) in 1976. Read more about his remarkable life, and share your recollections in our memorial book.

Zsolt Szekeres
President
Zsolt Szekeres, HHRF president since 2019, has been an HHRF activist for more than 40 years. Born in Germany, he grew up in Buenos Aires, then worked in Washington D.C. for several decades. Since 2000, he has lived in Budapest. He is also a founding member of the Hungarian American Coalition.

Emese Latkóczy
Executive Director in New York
Emese is a second generation Canadian-American Hungarian who is an NYU graduate in filmmaking. She has been a human rights activist since high school, and is the executive director of the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation.

Gabi Vajtay
Program Director in New York
Gabi, a Rutgers University graduate, is a second generation American Hungarian from New Jersey. She has been the Program Manager of ReConnect Hungary since summer 2018, and also organizes fundraising events for HHRF.

Zsolt Árpád Moldován
HHRF Representative in Transylvania
Zsolt is from Marosvasarhely (Targu Mures) and has been HHRF’s representative in Romania since 2004. He is also the program manager for ReConnect Transylvania, and oversees the Foundation’s new scholarship program, ReConnect Transylvania+. Based in Kolozsvár (Cluj), Zsolt is a sports journalist.

Viktor Ivicsics
Budapest Office Manager
Viktor joined the HHRF team in 2018 when he spent nine months at the New York office as the KCSP scholarship recipient.  Currently he is the Budapest office  manager. In his free time Viktor is an expert rock climber and distance runner.

Dániel Janisz Indri
KCSP Intern 2023-24
Dániel is the current Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Scholarship Program recipient from Budapest interning in our New York office. He obtained a degree in marketing from the Budapest Business University and then a degree in international studies from the Corvinus University of Budapest. In addition, he has been working as a journalist and event organizer for a decade.

Vivien Bence
Fellow 2024
Vivien, an HHRF Fellow in Washington, D.C., is from Sub-Carpathia, Ukraine. She earned a Master’s degree in International Communication from Uzhorod/Ungvár National University in 2019. For several years, she worked with local organizations in Sub-Carpathia that support the ethnic Hungarian community.

Former colleagues

Cristina Brînzan-Antal
Intern 2023
Cristina, an intern at HHRF, is originally from Kézdivásárhely (Târgu Secuiesc, Romania). Her field of research is the mapping and functioning of the minority Hungarian civil sphere. Cristina is a PhD student at the National University of Public Service in Budapest and a lecturer at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Kolozsvár (Cluj).

Imola Vass
Fellow 2022-23, 2024
Imola, a fellow at HHRF in Washington, D.C., is originally from Temesvár (Timișoara, Romania) and is passionate about protecting human and minority rights. Imola earned her Master’s degree in International Relations from Eötvös Loránd University in 2023.

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