Julius and Agnes G. Rezler Endowment in Public Administration
Since 1995, the Julius Rezler Foundation in Budapest, Hungary has cooperated with the School of Public Administration and Anderson Schools of Management to support young Hungarians to study alternative dispute resolution for a semester at UNM.
To date, approximately thirty-five Hungarians have been certified as mediators, conducted research as Visiting Research Scholars, and returned to Hungary to practice as mediators and arbitrators. In addition, UNM faculty have participated in Hungarian exchange programs with Hungarian colleagues.
For more information about the Rezler program, please contact the School of Public Administration at (505) 277-1092.
Gyula (Julius) Rézler, a sociologist, was born on May 31, 1911, in Miskolc, Hungary. He continued his studies at the Pázmány Péter University and was a member of the Eötvös College. In 1938 he received a doctorate in social history at the University of Szeged and in 1941 from State Science in Pécs. In November 1948, he had to leave abroad. He first lived in Austria and then in 1952 in the United States.
At age 90, he died on October 29, 2001, in Budapest. Despite his high age, his death was unexpected, as two days before he had lectured for more than 150 people and 13 lectures and courses were scheduled for November. Those who knew him preferred his wisdom and directness, his lively and colorful personality, his humor that attracted many friends and was highly revered.
His publications were published in English, Hungarian, German, Italian, and Spanish. He wrote thirteen books and more than sixty papers.