The Cross of the Hungarian Order of Civic Merit was given to Iván Bába (researcher of iASK) by János Áder, the president of Hungary.
The venue of the ceremonial award was the Building of the Hungarian Parliament on the 23 of October 2020.
Iván Bába PhD 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.