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Magyarics, Tamás

Professor Tamás Magyarics He earned an M.A. in History and English at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest. He was a graduate student at LSU, Baton Rouge (1984-1986), He received a University Doctorate at ELTE in 1987 (The Relations Between the U.S. and the Successor States, 1921-1925). He has been teaching at the School of English and American Studies since 1987; currently, he is a Full Professor there. He earned his Candidate’s Degree at the Hungarian Academy of Science in 1996 (The US-Hungarian Diplomatic Relations, 1957-1967). Besides teaching, Dr. Magyarics has had several other academic and non-academic positions over the past 20 years. He taught – or is teaching – as guest professor at UCSB, Corvinus University (Budapest) and the IES (Vienna). He was the Secretary General of the Hungarian Atlantic Council in 2001-2002. He was the Vice-President of the International Center for Democratic Transition (ICDT) in 20082010. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA) between 2002-2010; in 2010-2011 he was the Director of the same institution. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Külügyi Szemle and Foreign Policy Review between 2002-2010. He is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund (HAESF). He served as Ambassador to Ireland in 2011-2015; upon returning home, he became the Head of the North American Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He left the Ministry in December 2016. He is currently the Acting Chair of the Department of American Studies, ELTE, a Guest Professor at IES, Vienna, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for U.S. Studies and Research at the University for Public Services, Budapest. Dr. Magyarics is specialized in Cold War history, U.S. foreign affairs, transatlantic relations and security issues. He has authored or edited 10 books, published extensively in diverse refereed and nonrefereed journals in Hungary and abroad alike, and has translated some 20 books on history or memoirs from English into Hungarian.