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István Mody Awarded the Prestigious Hungarian Order of Merit, Commander’s Cross on October 23

2018.10.25.

István Mody, one of the founders of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, has been awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit, Commander’s Cross.

The 62nd anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was celebrated in Los Angeles and organized by the Los Angeles Scouts, the Hungarian Reformed Church of Hollywood and the Consulate General of Hungary Los Angeles.

At the end of the ceremony, Tamás Széles, the Consul General in Los Angeles, awarded state honors to István Mody for his work aiding Hungarian-American scientific and public relations and improving Hungary’s reputation in America.

István Mody was born in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș), currently teaches at the University of California in Los Angeles and has been a member of the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences since 2001.