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Ambassador Kounalakis’ new book, Madam Ambassador, now available

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis’ new book, “Madam Ambassador: Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest,” is now available. Ambassador Kounalakis served in Hungary from 2010 to 2013.

A cross between a foreign policy memoir and an inspiring personal family story, Madam Ambassador draws back the curtain on what it is like to represent the U.S. government abroad as well as how American embassies around the world function. During Ambassador Kounalakis’ tenure, Hungary was a key ally in the U.S. military surge, held elections in which a center-right candidate gained a two-thirds supermajority and rewrote the country’s constitution, and grappled with the rise of Hungarian nationalism and anti-semitism.


To read an excerpt from Madam Ambassador, please click the following link.  


For more information about the book, please visit the following link.

Date Posted

Apr 30, 2015