Honoring the Memory of Those Lost on September 11

Today President Bush gave the most touching speech at 9/11. He acknowledged the power, perseverance, humility, and humanity of the nation he knows. One that continues to live on inside all of us. Two decades ago I was prepared to depart for Budapest, to serve all Americans as their voice and representative as Ambassador to […]

Newsmax Magazine Column: Art Makes World A Safer Place

Newsmax Magazine | September 2021 Issue Column Twenty years ago this month, the September 11th terrorist attacks changed our world forever. In the years that followed we delivered justice to those who threatened our safety and way of life. But I also know many of us continue to confront the sadness of that fateful day. […]

Reputable Organizations That Support Afghan Refugees

The amount of time that elapsed between Sept. 11, 2001 and my arrival in Budapest could be measured in days, if not hours. My charge, as America’s Ambassador to Hungary, had been altered since the time of my confirmation by the Senate weeks earlier. The attacks on our homeland, conceived and directed from Afghanistan, redefined […]

Column: Time to catch up on life-saving medical screenings

This column appeared in the August 2021 edition of Newsmax Magazine The summer has marked a welcome sense in Americans’ consciousness of renewal, reopening and much-needed levity. While pre-pandemic normalcy remains elusive for many, we should all take active steps to address delayed and neglected health priorities. Perhaps nowhere is this more serious today than […]

America, The Indispensable Nation

(July Column: Newsmax Magazine) There are few events in public life that are more powerful and uniquely American than a naturalization ceremony. The process by which an applicant may become a naturalized U.S. citizen isn’t easy. It requires a commitment to hard work along with a demonstrated grasp and adherence to the ideals of our […]

Nancy G. Brinker Statement on Hungary’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

On June 15, Hungary’s parliament passed legislation banning the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties. In response, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary (2001-2003) and Presidential Media of Freedom recipient (2009) Nancy G. Brinker released the following statement: “Hungary’s propaganda […]

D-Day 77th Anniversary Column (Newsmax Magazine)

June 6, 2021 June 6 marks the 77th anniversary of the Allied landing at Normandy. Also known as D-Day, troops from a dozen countries, including more than 150,000 American, Canadian and British forces, landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France. They fought bravely and with a sense of unyielding determination to […]

Statement on the Passing of Buffy Cafritz

     This week, I was saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend Buffy Cafritz, a dedicated and transformational philanthropist whose legacy will leave a lasting impact upon so many of our nation’s greatest cultural institutions. While I will miss Buffy terribly, I am also strengthened by the authentic manner in which […]