Dr. Janos Horvath
Butler Service Medal, 2003
Dr. Janos Horvath is a Butler
University professor emeritus in economics. He began teaching at
Butler in 1968.
Dr. Horvath received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His
expertise and leadership have been shared across the globe. He was
an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a visiting
professor at the University of the Philippines, Columbia University
and the University of Chicago. He was a candidate for congress (10
th congressional district) in 1990 and 1992 and served
as an economic advisor to Senator Richard Lugar as well as a
consultant to U.S. Senate and House committees. Dr. Horvath also
served as the president for the Indiana Council on World Affairs
and as delegate to the NATO conference in 1999.
During World War II, as part of the resistance to the Nazis, Dr.
Horvath helped to organize an underground printing press and
provided forged documents to Jews to help them escape. He was
captured by the Nazi Gestapo, tortured and sentenced to death but
escaped when the war ended.
Currently he serves as a member of Hungary's parliament.