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Katarína Šomodiová
Katarína Šomodiová


(born 1985) holds an MA in Political Science specializing on the Middle East and North Africa and a PhD in Religious Studies focusing on Muslim and Middle Eastern minority communities both in their homelands and the diaspora. She has undertaken numerous study and research trips to the MENA region and has extensive experience in providing cultural and political consulting for European business clients specializing in the Middle East markets.

Languages: Arabic

Erzsébet N. Rózsa
Erzsébet N. Rózsa

Senior Researcher

(born 1959) holds an MA in Arabic Studies, Iranian Studies, and English Studies. She also has a PhD in International Relations (1996). Erzsébet is a Professor at the University of Public Service, Budapest, and an Academic Advisor at the Institute for World Economics. She is also an External Fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. Her research includes the political, security and social processes of the Middle East, Egypt, Iran, the Iranian nuclear debate, nuclear non-proliferation, and the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation institutions. 

Languages: Arabic, Farsi

László Csicsmann

Senior Researcher

(born 1976) currently serves as a full professor and head of research unit at the Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest. Previously, he served as a Professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the Széchényi University (2022-2023), the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations (2013-2020) at the Corvinus University of Budapest and later as its Vice-Rector (2020-2021). He is an expert in Middle East and South Asian Studies. His main area of interest is the post-Arab Spring transitions in the Middle East region, the regional order and global dynamics, and he also focuses on the role of political Islam in the political processes. He frequently travels to the region and publishes analyses of the recent political developments.

Languages: Arabic, French


Miklós Sárközy

Senior Researcher

(born 1976) is an Orientalist and historian specializing in the late antique and early Islamic periods, focusing on the history, religious history and cultural history of Iran and Central Asia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Budapest. He is an accomplished Modern Persian (Farsi) interpreter who works as a cultural advisor and tourist guide in Iran, Iraq, Central Asia and the Caucasus. 

Languages: Arabic, Farsi, Tajik, French

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