Iván Bába PhD is the deputy director of the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg. He is a professor at the National University of Public Service and the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. From 1990-2014 he was the Deputy State Secretary, State Secretary and Ambassador in Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He is the author of several scientific publications. His main field of research addresses the collapse of communism and regime change in Hungary and Central Europe.