About the authors

The Geo-PoloticsAnd Wellfare

Norbert Csizmadia Hungarian geographer, studied in the University of Szeged and Pécs and graduated as a geographer. Between 2000-2002 he worked in the Ministry of Economic Affairs as the secretary of the Regional Economic Development Deputy State Secretary. He was participated in the Széchenyi Plan and coordinated the preparation of many long term economic development plans. From 2004 he is a regional policy expert as a part of the European Commission’s initiative, Team Europe. In the fall of 2005 he is a secretary of the Hungarian Economic Consultation. As city developer geography took a part in the Heart of the Budapest City development program. In 2009 he is the coordinator and a co-author of the Hungarian Vision 2025 strategy paper. His career in the Ministry for the National Economy:  from the June of 2010 he is the Head of the Strategy Cabinet; from the year 2011 he is a Deputy State Secretary for Economic Planning; between 2012-2013 he was a State Secretary for Economic Planning; the developer of the New Széchenyi Plan. From 2013 to 2016, he is the Executive Director of Economic Strategy and Planning in the Central Bank of Hungary. He is President, Board of Director of Pallas Athéne Geopolitical Foundation.norbert.csizmadai@pageobudapest.hu

Gyöngyvér Hervainé Szabó, university teacher, MA in History, Russian language & literature in 1973, university doctor in History, PhD in political science, habilitation in business and management science. Academic experiences: 1989-1998 reader of University of Sopron, 1998 professor of Kodolányi János University College. Main specifications: theories of international relations, transnationalism (second track diplomacy, local governments, ethnic policy, identity based foreign policies), international public policy in case of social services, international education policy, transnationalism in HE, service science, well-being studies, transnational innovation and quality policy, research management and research service management.szgyongy@kodolanyi.hu

Lia Maria Pop is a Romanian professor in Political Science in the University of Oradea, Department of Political Sciences and Communication.  She founded the Research Center for Identity and Migration Studies (e-migration.ro.) and the journal Journal in Identity and Migration Studies.  She is a member of important professional international associations. She authored 14 books in the field and more than 80 articles. She authored seven books as single authors and another one as co-author. Among them, there are be quoted: 2014 – On the President in Democracy, Oradea, Editura Universităţii (Oradea’s University Printing House);.2010 – Personalităţi Politice. O teorie ilustrată, (Polititical Personalities. An illustrated theory) 450 pages, Oradea, Editura Universităţii (Oradea’s University Printing House); 2007 – Pentru Parlamentul European, (A vote for European Parliament), 288 pages,  Oradea, Editura Universităţii (Oradea’s University Printing House);   popmarialia@yahoo.com

Arvydas Guogis is a Lituanian professor. He defended his doctoral dissertation in political science at Vilnius University in 1993, and in 2006 he accomplished the habilitation procedure in the field of management and administration at Mykolas Romeris University. Prof. dr. Guogis has worked in a number of public, private and nongovernmental organizations both in Lithuania and abroad as a political scientist, sociologist, public relations specialist and journalist. Since 2001 he has been working as an associate professor, in 2012 he started working as a professor at the Department of Public Administration of Mykolas Romeris University, and in 2013 he took the office of a professor at the Institute of Public Administration of Mykolas Romeris University. The areas of academic interest are: social security, social policy and globalization, the new public governance. He was published more than 100 of academic articles, is the author and co-author of 7 monographs and is actively publishing his articles in popular periodical magazines and portals. His scientific articles have been published in such international reviewed journals as Journal of Baltic Studies and International Review on Public and Non-profit Marketing. The geography of the articles and books that prof. dr. Guogis has published reaches as far as the USA, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. He has written a number of chapters for books, which were published by the following publishing houses: Nova Science Publishers, Mykolas Romeris University and Eugrimas. arvydasg@mruni.eu

Tibor Szabó is a Hungarian political philosopher, professor of political science and professor emeritus of the University of Szeged. He is teaching history of political science, political culture and philosophical ideas. His scientific areas are first of all the research of political thinkers like Machiavelli, Gramsci, Sartre and Bobbio. in 1998 he has got Dante Award from the Academy of Florence, and in 2004 from the President of Italy the Award ”Cavaliere” of Ordine della Stella and ”Flaiano Award. He published more than two hundred scientific papers and twenty books, like on Gramsci’s or G. Lukács’s political philosophy, on Dante and on the Hungarian and Italian political culture and on the present unstable world. szabo@jgypk.u-szeged.hu

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, founder of its Institute for Legal Philosophy, acknowledged as “Place of Excellence”. A laureate of Széchenyi Prize, the highest honour for achievement in scholarship in his country. His overall interest has ever ranged from legal philosophy & methodology via patterns of judicial thought to comparative legal cultures. Since the fall of communism, he is interested also in transition, transitory justice, and the Rule of Law. In addition to his fourteen authored and nineteen edited books in English/German—the majority of which are made available on <http://mek.oszk.hu/indexeng.phtml>. He is the author of [Варга Чаба]Загадка права и правового мышления; Избранные произведения [The enigma of law and of legal philosophysing: Selected works] ред. М. В. Антонова (Санкт-Петербург: Издательский Дом «Алеф-Пресс» 2015) 408 pp. He is a regular author of the CEPSR since No. 27 on. varga@jak.ppke.hu

György Csepeli is professor of social psychology. He chairs the Interdisciplinary Social Studies Doctoral Program at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and president of Hungarian Sociological Association. His research focuses on social psychology of intergroup relations, anti-Semitism and comparative sociological investigation on national identity. Recently his research interest has turned toward problems of information society with a special emphasize on information inequality comparing the individual European societies.csepeli.gyorgy@gmail.com

Antal Örkény is professor of sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Eotvos Loránd University of Budapest.  Between 1996 and 2012 Antal Orkeny was the chair of the ELTE-UNESCO Minority Studies Department which offers an MA program in ethnic and minority studies, from 2006 he is the director of the Institute for Social Relations including three departments (Minority Studies, Social Psychology, Cultural Anthropology), and from 2011 he is heading the Post Graduate (PhD) Program in social sciences at the ELTE. His major research fields are cross-national surveys on popular perceptions of social Justice, national identity and national stereotypes, Roma minority and prejudice against Roma, border identity, and inter-ethnic relations in the Carpathian Basin. He has also published ten monographs in Hungarian language including his two new releases in 2011: one of social integration of different migrant groups into the Hungarian society, and the other on social justice and generational equity in contemporary Hungary. orkeny@tatk.elte.hu

Nuno Morgado is a Portugal geo-politist, he currently affiliated to the Institute of Political Studies at Charles University in Prague. Ph.D. candidate, is a lecturer of Political Science at Charles University in Prague. He specialized in Geopolitical Studies, and his research covers a wide range of fields connected to the discipline: theory and methodology in geopolitical studies, strategic studies (strategic potential analysis, intelligence, strategic planning), foreign policy analysis, diplomatic and military history. As for geographical areas, Mr. Morgado’s research focuses on Central Europe, Russia, Portugal and Brazil. He has been engaged in several research projects in Lisbon and in Prague, and his results have been published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Since 2012, he has been invited to pursue research and/or deliver lectures at Universities in Prague, München, Wien, Budapest, as well as in Lisbon and São Paulo. Before enrolled in doctoral studies, Mr. Morgado was an aide to a Portuguese Artillery Colonel, and he served at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He may be reached at: morgado@fsv.cuni.cz

Stefan Messmann was Professor of International Business Law at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, from 1998 until his retirement in 2015. He also served as Academic Pro-Rector of CEU between 1999 and 2003 and as Head of the Legal Studies Department of CEU between 2004 and 1012. Professor Messmann was born in Serbia, educated in Germany and Switzerland and is of German nationality. He obtained his Licence en droit 1970 in Geneva and Doctorat en droit 1978 in Fribourg. Before joining CEU, he held positions of Senior Legal Counsel with Volkswagen AG in Germany and was member of supervisory boards of affiliated companies of the Volkswagen group, Deputy General Manager and Commercial Executive with Shanghai Volkswagen in Shanghai, General Manager for Asia and the CIS-countries with Umformtechnik GmbH, Erfurt, with seat in Shanghai, and head of Shanghai Branch Office of Wessing, a German international law firm. Between 2008 and 1015 he was Flying Professor and between 2012 and 2015 also member of Joint Managerial Committee  of the China-Europe School of Law and also in charge of organising training programs for European lawyers in China. Besides, he was visiting professor in North Korea, Serbia, and in the USA. He is a permanent member of the Foreign Trade Forum at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and of the Arbitral Tribunal of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Chamber of Commerce in Sarajevo.  He is also Co-Editor and member of the Advisory Board of the European Journal of Sinology and member of the Editorial Board of China-EU Law Journal. Speaking several languages, Professor Messmann has extensively written and lectured on international joint ventures, as well as on foreign direct investment, company and contract law in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia but, i.a., also about foot-binding practices and Jews in China. In 2006, he received the Dr. Elemér Hantos Prize (http://www.hantosprize.org) for co-editing the book “Investing in South Eastern Europe”.