Madam Ambassador: Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest
Released! 05/05/2015
Madam Ambassador: Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest
by Eleni Kounalakis
Hardcover

A helicopter ride to visit troops in the Afghanistan war zone, a tense meeting with the newly elected Prime Minister, and…a wild boar hunt! Eleni Kounalakis was forty-three and a land developer in Sacramento, California, when she was tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Hungary under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During her tenure, from 2010 to 2013, Hungary was a key ally in the U.S. military surge, held elections in which a center-right candidate ga... read more