About the authors

UNCERTAINTY AND RESPONSIBILITY

Csaba Varga is a Hungarian jurisprudent, research professor emeritus at the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and professor emeritus at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University of Hungary, where he founded and directed its Institute for Legal Philosophy. In addition to transition to rule of law (with the juristic nature of the ancien régime, facing the crimes of the Socialist past, as well as civil obedience/disobedience included) having become a standing research topic by the time of his serving, as a member of the Advisory Board of Prime Minister of Hungary (1991–1994). His overall interest has ever ranged from legal philosophy & methodology via patterns of judicial thought to comparative legal cultures. In addition to his fourteen authored and nineteen edited books in English/German—twelve. His relevant publications do include Coming to Terms with the Past under the Rule of Law (Budapest 1994, “Windsor Klub” series), Transition to Rule of Law (Budapest 1995, „Philosophiae Iuris” series) and Transition? To Rule of Law? Constitutionalism and Transitional Justice Challenged in Central & Eastern Europe (Budapest 2008, “PoLíSz Books” series). Recently his research interest has been focused on the specific philosophy lurking behind the European law and the problematic of human rights.
varga@jak.ppke.hu

Petr Prokš is a Czech Historian of modern history for 19th an 20th century. 1976-1981 Study at Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague, branch: Philosophy and History. 1981-1986 Research Assistant in Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. 1982 PhD. 1986 CSc. From 1993 Researcher at Department for History of 20th Century in Institute of History of Academy of Sciences of The Czech Republic in Prague. From 1993 Managing Editor of Research Collection and from 2009 research journal Modern History (registration in ERIH). His research specialization is Political History of Czech Lands and Czechoslovakia, Austria-Hungary, Germany and Central Europe (10 monographs). proks@hiu.cas.cz

Csaba Káncz is Investment Senior Associate for leading equity houses. He is also a columnist for the financial journal PrivatBankar. He had been Counsellor and Member of Cabinet at the European Commission between 2010-2012. In 2009 he held the position of Director for Government Relations at the MAPI Development Corporation. Previously, he served for more than a decade as Senior Economic, Political and EU Adviser at the British Embassy in Budapest. He earned his MA in agricultural economics at Utsunomiya University in Japan. He speaks Hungarian, English, German and Japanese. csaba.kancz2@t-online.hu

János Simon is a Hungarian researcher, scientific consultant and professor of political science, teaching at the University College Kodolány in Budapest, and editor-in-chief of CEPoliti Review. janossimon11@gmail.com

József N. Szabó is a Hungarian political scientist. He is professor and head of Department of International Relations in the Faculty of Economic and Social Science at the College of Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He has been member of the Academy of New York since 2003 and a Visiting Professor of University of Paris Sud since 2002. His mayor field of research is the relation of culture and politics in the post-war Hungary and history of the Hungarian cultural diplomacy. nszaboj@nyf.hu

Zoltán Császár is a Hungarian social scientist. He studied English and Hungarian literature and linguistics earlier at the Bessenyei György Teacher Training College. He worked as a teacher of English as well as a translator and interpreter for 10 years. Before he became a managing director of a language school, he specialized in teaching business English for companies. He started studying for his Master’s Degree as a student of international studies at the College of Nyíregyháza in 2012. It was there, where he became interested in the research of cultural diplomacy. This same specialist field will be the subject of his research when graduating in 2014.csaszarzoltanster@gmail.com

Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero is a Spanish professor, a Lecturer at the Department of English and German Studies at the University of Cordoba where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on English Literature and Literary Translation. He belongs the Research Groups “Writs of Empire” and “GRES (Etudes en Sociocritique)”. His main fields of research focus on Restoration, Augustan Literature and women writers. He recently supervised a PhD on The Graveyard School. He sits on the advisory board of Revista Ideas (Modern Language School, University of El Salvador), Anuario de Estudios Filológicos(University of Extremadura), International Journal on English Studies (IPES, Seville) and Alfar Publishers. He is the author of several papers and books such as „Come to my arms: Female empowerment, gender inversion and social challenge in Aphra Behn’s The Fair Jilt”, “Laeteritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit”: the literary career of John Dryden” or “Alexander Pope: Literary Translator and Editor, from Binfield to Twickenham”. l22tocaj@uco.es