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An FBI Contribution in Eastern Europe

To the Editor:

On the wall in my office is a 1996 photograph taken in Budapest. Among the 10 portrayed facing the camera are a former president of Hungary, Arpad Goncz; Louis Freeh, then the F.B.I. director; Janet Reno, then the attorney general; and me. We were celebrating the first anniversary of the 1995 founding of the International Law Enforcement Academy...

from The New York Times


Ambassador Blinken served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 1994 to 1998. Prior to that Ambassador Blinken was a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Public Library, and a member of the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art. He served as Secretary-General of The World Federation of United Nations Associations from 2000 to 2004. He is currently an Honorary Trustee of the New York Philharmonic Society, an overseer of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and the board of the Project on Ethnic Relations.

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