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Work experience

2009Present

Senior research fellow

Hungarian Institute of International Affairs
2010Present

Associate professor

Karoli Gaspar Protestant University

Department of European and International Law, Faculty of Law

2007Present

Visiting professor

Budapest Campus of McDaniel College
2008Present

Part-time lecturer

Budapest Corvinus University

International Study Programmes at the Budapest Corvinus University, Course: Introduction to the European Union (inEnglish)

20082009

Senior teaching fellow, Institute of International Studies

Budapest Corvinus University

Courses (in English): International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Various actors of armed

conflicts, Multilateralism and the collective management of the international order

Jun 2007Jul 2008

Head of section, EU Department

Office for Foreign Relations of the Hungarian National Assembly
20052008

Associate professor

Kodolanyi Janos College

Courses: PublicInternational Law, Contemporary Security Issues,

Foreign Policy Analysis, European Studies (in Hungarian)

20062007

Associate professor, Department of International Relations and European Union

Izmir University of Economics

Courses (in English): Public International Law, EC Law, History of Political Thought)

Jan 2005Sep 2006

Legal counsellor, European Law Department, Office of European Affairs

Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office
20052006

Part-time lecturer, Deak Ferenc Postgraduate Training Institute of the Faculty of Law

Pazmany Peter Catholic University

Courses: Institutions and legal sources of European Integration (both in Hungarian and in English)

20052006

Part-time lecturer

Budapest Campus of McDaniel (formerly Western Maryland) College (US)

lecturer of International Law and Organisations (in English)

Sep 2004Dec 2004

Legal counsellor, European Integration Secretariat

Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Oct 2000Sep 2001

Analyst, Strategic Planning Department

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
19992001

Part-time lecturer

Budapest Campus of Western Maryland College

Lecturer of EU Law and Public International Law (inEnglish)

19962000

Assistant lecturer, then lecturer

College for International Management and Business Studies, Budapest

Courses: European Community Law,Understanding Central Europe(inEnglish), International Politics,International Organisations, European Political Integration (in Hungarian),

Sep 1998Jan 1999

Analyst, European Integration Department

Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office

Education

2003Present

Ph.D.

Budapest Corvinus University
1999Present

Diploma (LLM)

Eötvös Lóránd University
1996Present

MA

University of Sussex

British Council/Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship

1994Present

Diploma (MA)

Budapest University of Economics

CONSULTANCY

2012- 2013: External Hungarian EU expert in the EU Twinning Project on “Strengthening

                      the Assembly of Albania” (2012-2013) organised by the Hungarian National

                       Assembly and the French National Assembly.

2011- 2013: External Hungarian EU expert in the EU Twinning Project on “Support to

                      Kosovo Assembly” (2011-2013) organised by the Hungarian National

                      Assembly.

2010-          : External legal expert in the Feasibility Study on Creation of the

                      Dniester/Nistru Euroregion, International Centre of Democratic Transition

                       (ICDT), Budapest

2008- 2010: External Hungarian EU expert in the EU Twinning Project on “Strengthening

                       the capacity of the National Assembly of Moldova” (2008-2010) organised        

                       by the Hungarian National Assembly and the French National Assembly

2007- 2008: Hungarian EU expert in the EU Twinning Project on “Strengthening

                       the capacity of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey” organised by the

                      Hungarian National Assembly and the Italian Parliament

FUTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • International Visitor Leadership Programme on “U.S. foreign policy decision-making process”, US Department of State, 26 March – 6 April 2012

  • UN Summer Institute: Global Issues at the UN: Legal, Political and Humanitarian Perspectives, Columbia Law School – United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), New York, 7 – 18 June 2004

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

2013:  

Presentation: Accommodation of differences in the adoption and implementation of CSDP decisions: possibilities for flexibility in the treaty framework, “The external dimensions of a multi-speed, multi-tier European Union” conference, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 6 May 2013

Presentation: R2P without UN Security Council mandate - Subsidiary action as the possible way out of institutional deadlock?Responsibility to Protect in Theory and  Practice Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, 11-12 April 2013

2012

Panellist, Official side event on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), UN Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, 19 June 2012

Presentation: The impact of EU membership on national considerations and policy    formation in foreign affairs – the case of Hungary, Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES) V Annual Research Forum, University of Glasgow, 17-18 May 2012

2011:  

Presentation: Possibilities and limitations of external human rights protection – Recent examples from the Arab spring, 4th Budapest Human Rights Forum, Budapest, 27 October 2011

Presentation: The possibilities and reality of co-operation among Visegrad countries within the EU, “Collaboration between Central European countries and their place in the European Union” organised by the Centre for Political Thought, Jagellonian University, Cracow, 15 October 2011

Presentation: Prospects for Central European coordination in EU external energy relations, “Energy security of Central Europe: Looking through regional lenses” organised by the Polish Institute of International Affairs, 15 September 2011

Presentation: Hierarchy of responsibilities in international collective security: regional action as subsidiary response in the absence of UN Security Council authorisation, ESIL 4th Research Forum, European Society of International Law (ESIL), Tallinn, 27-28 May 2011

Presentation: The evolving features of the EU as a security agency of collective action in Europe and beyond, “International Conference on The EU as a global player” organised by the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeas, Universidad San Pablo, Madrid, 7-8 April 2011

2010:  

Presentation:West Coast Seminars on Economic and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe: In search of the effective representation and promotion of sharedinterests from Central Europe to the Baltic Sea: The emerging pattern of co-ordination between the Visegrad (V4) and the Baltic (B3) countries within the EU and beyond, University of Glasgow, 27 October 2010

Presentation: A Central European perspective on the changing requirements for deterrence in 21st century, “Credible deterrence for NATO in the 21st century” organised by the Arms Control Association, the British American Security Information Council, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy Hamburg, and Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, 5-6 July 2010

Presentation: The possible legal framework of the Euroregion, “Workshop on the Feasibility Study for the Creation of the Euroregion Nistru” organised by the International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT), Chisinau (Moldova), 23 June 2010

2008:

Presentation: Collision of interests over the North Stream: the policy means to manage the divergence of corporate, national, regional and European perspectives within the Union, “European Integration – Challenges and Visions from the Baltic Perspective: debates on the Future of Europe from Constitutional to the Lisbon Treaty and beyond” organised by the Riga Graduate School in cooperation with ARENA – Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo supported by the RECON, 6th Framework Programme of the European Union, Riga, 20-21 November 2008

2007:

Presentation: Lessons of state-(re)construction from the Balkans as applicable EU prescription for conflict management in the Caucasus?, “II. International Congress on the Caucasus and Central Asia in the globalization process”, Qafqaz University, Baku, 3-5 May 2007

2006:

Presentation: The extension of the normative influence of the European Union through pacification and state-building in the Balkans and possibly beyond, “2006 Annual Conference of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association”, Tartu, 25-27 June 2006

Presentation: The contribution of regional organisations to crisis management and the maintenance of security, “2nd International Conference on Security”, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, 4-6 April 2006

2004

Presentation: EU policy towards Bosnia and Macedonia, “The New Neighbours of the Enlarged EU”, Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge, 21 June 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Membership in the Hungarian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA), 2005 -

Membership in the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association (CEEISA), 2006 -

Membership in the European Society of International Law (ESIL), 2011 -

LANGUAGES

Hungarian: native,

English: reading, writing, speaking - fluent,

Italian: speaking and reading - good, writing - fair,

Polish: speaking and reading - beginner

PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH

Book chapters:

- Hungary: Building national consensus In Gale A. Mattox - Joseph Rachwald (Eds.): Domestic debates over NATO enlargement, Lynn Riener Publishers, Boulder, 2001- International praetorians on the Hindukush: the International Security Assistance Force In Kabul In Harvey Langholz - Boris Kondoch - Alan Wells (Eds.): International Peacekeeping: The Yearbook of International Peace Operations, Volume 8, Kluwer Law International, 2002- The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) as an instrument of stabilisation in South East Europe (in collaboration with Agnieszka Klucznik-Törő) In Jolan Roka (Ed.): ANNALES Tomus III., Budapest College of Communication and Business, 2011- The evolving features of the EU as a security agency of collective action in Europe and beyond In José María Beneyto (Ed.): The EU as a global player, CEU Ediciones, Madrid, 2012- Hungary: The Europeanization of perspectives and purposes In Michael Baun - Dan Marek (Eds.) The New Member States and the European Union - Foreign Policy and Europeanization, Routledge, 2013- State acts and responsibility in the Hungarian-Azeri-Armenian triangle of the Safarov case In Petra Láncos - Marcell Szabó - Réka Varga (Eds.): Hungarian Yearbook of European and International Law 2012, Eleven International Publishing, 2013 (forthcoming)- R2P without UN Security Council mandate - Subsidiary action as the possible way out of institutional deadlock? In Vasilka Sanic and Masa Kovic Dine (Eds.): Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice, GV Zalozba, 2013- Accommodation of differences in the adoption and implementation of CSDP decisions: possibilities for flexibility in the treaty framework In Steven Blockmans (Ed.): The external dimension of EU variable geometry, CEPS Paperback - EPIN Working Paper, Brussels, 2013 (forthcoming)

Academic journal articles:

- The latest example of enhanced co-operation in the Constitutional Treaty: the benefits of flexibility and differentiation in ESDP decisions and their implementations, European Law Journal, Volume 11 Issue 5 (September) 2005- EU security enterprises of conflict prevention through state-building in the Balkans: preparation and recipe for engagements in the European Neighbourhood? Perceptions - Journal of International Affairs, Vol. XI, Autumn 2006 - External state partners in ESDP missions: third country participation in EU crisis management, European Review of Foreign Affairs, 2010, Volume 15, Issue 3- A timely overview of contemporary security and identity in the V4, International Issues & Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs, Issue 2/2011 - The impact of EU membership on Hungarian foreign and security policy perspectives, perceptions and practices - A brief impact assessment (in collaboration with Márton Csanády), Foreign Policy Review 2012, 2013- Visegrad: the evolving pattern of co-ordination and partnership after EU enlargement (in collaboration with Eamonn Butler and Károly Grúber), Europe Asia Studies - Special Issue: Assessing Accession: Power, Influence and Representation - Central and Eastern Europe in the EU, 2013 (forthcoming)

Policy analysis:

- Hungary energised for the task ahead, Government Gazette, Centre for Parliamentary Studies (UK), November 2010 edition (with Eamonn Butler)- Creating the Dniester/Nistru Euroregion, ICDT Papers No. 2, International Centre for Democratic Transition, 2011 (in collaboration with Sándor Köles and Lóránd Szakáli)- Hungarian perspective on the EU budget proposal for 2014-2020 - A brief overview of the national position, HIIA Analysis, 2011/18

- The currency and continuity of Visegrad cooperation wwithin the EU, Central European Digest, Center for European Policy Analysis, September 10, 2013

Editor:

- Visegrad co-operation within NATO and ESDP, V4 Papers No. 2, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, 2011

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

2010:

Visiting Fellowship (October 2010), School of Social and Political Sciences,  University of Glasgow, UK

2007:

Research Fellowship at the Centre for Eastern Studies (Warsaw) granted by the Jozef Mianowski Foundation (Polish Academy of Sciences) for scholars from Central-Eastern European countries

2001:

Eastern Scholar(teaching fellow) in the Civic Education Project (CEP) of  the Open Society Institute (OSI)       

2000:

Research fellow, Institute of Strategic and Defence Studies, Budapest