May 1984 Founding contract signed by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Soros Foundation New York
The Budapest foundation, founded in May 1984, was George Soros’ first pilot enterprise in the one-time communist bloc, years before he opened the similar Beijing, Moscow, and Warsaw offices in the late 1980s or established his huge foundation network in the early 1990s throughout Central and Eastern Europe. At that “pre-Gorbachev” time, it was the only legally authorized private “foundation,” even in Hungary, with a more or less protocol-like, official partnership with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This set a challenging precedent with unexpectedly major and far-reaching consequences.
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Documents about the event
- The original founding document of Soros Foundation (New York) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest) Joined Commettee: in Collection of Soros Foundation-Hungary, Open Society Archives, Budapest.
Author(s) of this page
- Nóvé, Béla
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