Advisory Board


József Bayer

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) full member, Vice-president of Section of Economics and Law, Head of Doctoral Committee International Studies. Rector of Zsigmond Király College. His studies include attending Goethe University, Maine-Frankfurt and Harvard University. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute for European Studies, University of Wien and the Diplomatic Academy of Wien. In 1994, he became Head of Department of Political Studies at ELTE University and founding member of the department of Political Theory. Also founding member of Hungarian Political Science Assocation, Head between 1997 and 2003, Vice-President of Central European Political Science Association, and director of the Institute for Political Science at Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). Main field of research: political theory, the social and economic aspects of globalization. The introduction of Hungarian political science after 1989-90 is associated with his name, primarily concerning legitimacy, freedom and political thinking. His oeuvre as a professor and researcher has been awarded with Bibó Prize and Péter Pázmány Prize.


Péter Kovács

Member of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Hungary since 2005. After graduating from JATE, he completed his studies at Nancy Centre Européen Universitaire, obtaining Community Law degree. Professor at the University of Miskolc, Head of International Law Department. Professor of Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Head of Department between 1997-2005. As an emissary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked at the Hungarian Embassy in Paris, and was the Head of the Department of Human and Minority Rights in 1998-99. Prof. Kovács participated in working out two agreements in favour of minorities, which were elaborated Under the aegis of the European Union: the European Charta of Regional and Minority Languages and the Framework Agreement of the European Defence of National Minorities. As visiting professor, Mr Kovács lectured in several French universities: Montpellier, Paris XI, Paris II, Nantes; and in Denver (US). Member of the Société Française pour le Droit International.


Slaven Letica

After obtaining his doctorate in economic science in Zagreb, Prof. Letica participated in several WHO programs including WHO International Workshop on Managerial Processes for National Health Development (Nuffield Centre for Health Service Studies, University of Leeds and Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh). Temporary professional consultant in Copenhague, India, China, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand. Consultant and Head of the Department of Unemployment and Employment Service Studies, Republic Institute of Employment Policy, Zagreb. Since 1985, Full professor, Head, Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, In 1990-91, Prof. Letica was Principal adviser to the President of Croatia and between 1994-1995 President of the European Movement in Croatia. He is Member of the American Sociological Association and of the European Association for Medical Sociology.

Research areas: Fundamental and applied research work in sociology, medical sociology, health economics, health service studies, MPNHD, TCDC


Ágnes Nagy

Ágnes Nagy PhD, University lecturer at Babes-Bolyai University Cluj Napoca, Member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania.


István Nyomárkay

Professor Emeritus. Head of the Department at ELTE Slavic philology; professor. Hungarian lecturer at Zhdanov Leningrad University and the University of Zagreb. Member of the Committee of the Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) Full Member, Head of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) Hungarian Language Committee, vice-president of the Institute of Literature and Linguistics Department, Member of the Graduate Council. Member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. Head of the Society of Modern Philology (1996), and of the Hungarian Association of Slavic (1999), vice president of the Hungarian Linguistic Society. Since 2000, the scientific journal Studia Slavica’s editor-in-chief, also a member of the editorial board of the Hungarian Language. His main research areas are the South Slavic philology, Hungarian – South Slavic (Slovene, Croatian, Serbian) relations, Croatian and Serbian and Hungarian neology. Owner of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Prize, Morning Star of the Order of the Republic of Croatia, the Hungarian Cross of Merit of the Republic owner.


György Schöpflin

Professor György Schöpflin was born in Budapest in 1939. Graduated M.A., LL.B. from the University of Glasgow (1962). He worked at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (1963-1967) and the BBC (1967-1976) before taking up university lecturing, at the school of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London (1976-2004), including latterly as Jean Monnet Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism. Until 2011 he was teaching in Forli, University Bologna, Faculty of Political Sciences.

His principal area of research is the relationship between ethnicity, nationhood and political power.

He is the author of Politics in Eastern Europe 1945-1992 (1993) and Nations, Identity, Power (2000), The Dilemmas of Identity (2005), Politics, Illusions, Fallacies (2012); and co-editor of and contributor to Myths and Nationhood (1997) and State Building in the Balkans: Dilemmas on the Eve of the 21st Century (1998).

He was elected a Member of the European Parliament, a member of the Group of the European People’s Party and European Democrats, in 2004, and re-elected in 2009. He serves as a full member on the Foreign Affairs Committee and on the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo.


Mihály Simai

Professor Emeritus. Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is research professor at the Institute of World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest and Széchenyi College, Győr. Prof. Simai had been the head of the Department of World Economics at Corvinus University of Budapest and Director of the Institute for World Economy Research Institute. Studied at the Institute for International Relations, Geneva; and the European Economic and Political Studies School, Paris.

He worked on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Development-planning and Prognostics Center of Economic Policy, was the Director General of United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics (Helsinki). Had also been President of the United Nations University’s Board of Directors, Vice President of the Governing Council of UNICEF. Researched at the U.S. Institute of Peace (Washington), taught at George Washington University, DePauw University (USA), the Helsinki University of Delhi, in Damascus, Khartoum, Kuwait, Seoul, Tokyo Aoyama Gakuin University, and the College of the U.S. Army.

Research areas: structural systems for the global economy, the transformation of the main directions and consequences of globalization, international organizations, transnational corporations, scientific and technical progress.

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