Hungarian Institute of International Affairs

HIIA (Hungary)

The HIIA (founded in 1972, re-founded in 2007) is the leading think-tank providing theoretical and practical background analysis and pursuing research on foreign and security policy issues, including defence and non-proliferation in Hungary. Its team of experts contribute to the strategic and foreign policy debate in Hungary. In the field of security studies the HIIA focusses on security doctrines, arms control and nuclear disarmament, and non-proliferation regimes and policies. The HIIA maintains an active presence in the public debate through its publications, its website and the public events it organizes. It is also an active member of the networks of European and international research centres.

Contact information

Magyar Külügyi Intézet - HIIA

1016 Budapest, Bérc u. 13-15.
Hungary


Tel: +36 1 279 5700
Fax: +36 1 279 5701
Website: http://www.hiia.hu

The team

István Balogh - Research Fellow


i.balogh@hiia.hu
Tel: +36 1 279 5702 - Fax: +36 0 2795701

Resume

István Balogh joined the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs in 2011.
He has been a junior lecturer at the Department of Security and Defence Policy, Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University, Budapest, Hungary since 2010.
He is also a PhD student at Corvinus University Budapest, and a member of the Corvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture, an organization devoted to the study of foreign and international security affairs.

Speciality

  • Transatlantic Relations
  • US security policy and nuclear posture

Zoltán Gálik - Senior Research Fellow


z.galik@hiia.hu
Tel: +36 1 279 5752 - Fax: +36 1 279 5701

Resume

Zoltán Gálik joined the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs again in 2009, after working at its predecessor from 2000-2007.
He defended his Ph.D. in International Relations in 2007 at the Corvinus University of Budapest.
He was member of the FORNET Research Group on the European Foreign Policy and he also participated in several foreign and security policy-related projects.
He is assistant professor at the Department of International Studies in the Corvinus University of Budapest.

Speciality

  • European Security Architecture
  • British nuclear doctrine
  • Transatlantic Relations

Anna Péczeli - Adjunct Fellow


a.peczeli@hiia.hu
Tel: Tel: +36 1 279 5700 - Fax: Fax: +36 1 279 5701

Resume

Anna Péczeli joined the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs in 2012. She is a third-year PhD student at Corvinus University of Budapest, International Relations Doctoral School. Her research topic is the Obama administration’s nuclear policy. She worked for 2 years as an analyst and editor at the Middle East department of “Kitekintõ” online foreign policy journal. She is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a member of the International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) group. In December, 2012 she started a 3-month visiting research fellowship at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and from September, 2013 she is starting a 6-month Fulbright fellowship in the United States.

Speciality

  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • The Nuclear Policy of the United States

András Rácz - Senior Research Fellow


a.racz@hiia.hu
Tel: +36 1 279 5719 - Fax: +36 1 279 5701

Resume

András Rácz (Hungary) joined the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs again in 2011, following the 2004-2009 years. In the intermediate period he worked at the Institute for Strategic and Defence Studies of the Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University. He defended his Ph.D. in Modern History in 2008.
He was a scholarship holder in the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies (EFSP) programme of the Volkswagen Foundation. Besides, he was also grant holder of the Study Programme of European Security (SPES), managed by the Institute for European Politics Berlin (IEP)
In addition to his scientific research work, he also participated in several policy-related projects. He was one of the authors of the report of the Belarus Task Force, managed by the International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT).
He is assistant professor at the Department of International Studies of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

Speciality

  • Russian foreign and security policy
  • Foreign and domestic policies of the post-Soviet countries
  • Hungarian foreign and security policy
  • Eastern Neighbourhood Policy of the EU, Eastern Partnership

Erzsébet N. Rózsa - Executive Director


e.nrozsa@hiia.hu
Tel: +36 1 279 5713 - Fax: +36 1 279 5701

Resume

Erzsébet N. Rózsa, Arabist and Iranist by training, joined the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs in 1990 and was appointed Executive Director in 2009.
She was a Rockefeller Brothers Foundation scholarship holder at the Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt, studying nuclear non-proliferation in 1993-1994, and has participated in relevant projects run by the PRIF. She defended her PhD in International Relations (nuclear non-proliferation) in 1996.
She is a professor lecturing on nuclear non-proliferation at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University.

Speciality

  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • The Iranian nuclear debate
  • The Middle East
  • The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership