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His Excellency Ambassador Prof. Dr. István Gyarmati, BA, MA, MBA, PhD, DFNWC

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY:  His Excellency Ambassador Prof. Dr. István Gyarmati, BA, MA, MBA, PhD, DFNWC

His Excellency Ambassador Prof. Dr. István Gyarmati is a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a B.A. in Economic Science, M.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Journalism. His MBA studies were completed in 1974 at the Budapest University of Economics. He also holds a Ph.D. in Military Science and in 1996 had his Habilitation at Zrinyi Miklós National Defense University. He is a Professor at Zrinyi Miklós National Defense University, ELTE University, Budapest, and the Budapest University of Economics. His professorial activities include being a Lecturer at NATO Defense College in Rome, SHAPE School in Oberammergau, and the George C. Marshall Centre in Garmisch Partenkirchen. His language proficiency includes English, German, Russian and French.

Ambassador Dr. Gyarmati has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and has served as an Ambassador of Hungary with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His professional experience includes:

  • 2005 – present: Director, International Centre for Democratic Transition
  • 2004-2006: Member of the Advisory Board of the Prime Minister of Hungary
  • 2004: Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Monitoring Mission in Moldova
  • 2000-2003: Senior Vice President, EastWest Institute
  • 2000: Chairman, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • 1998-1999: Chairman, Missile Technology Control Regime, Budapest
  • 1998-99: Under-Secretary of Policy, Ministry of Defense, Budapest
  • 1996-98: Deputy State Secretary of Integration, Ministry of Defense, Budapest
  • 1996: Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE to the negotiations on confidence and security-building measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1994-95: Chairman of the Senior Council of the OSCE, Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE to Chechnya, Nagorno Karabakh, Moldova, and Budapest
  • 1994: Executive Secretary, Budapest Summit Meeting of the CSCE
  • 1993: Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the Preparatory Meeting of the CSCE Summit, Budapest
  • 1993-94:Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the CSCE to Georgia, Budapest-Tbilisi
  • 1992-94: Head, Department for Security Policy and Co-operation in Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungarian Representative to  the Council of Senior Officials of the CSCE, Budapest
  • 1992-94: Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the expert meeting of the Helsinki Summit of the CSCE, Helsinki
  • 1990-92: Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the Joint Consultative Group, CSBMs and Open Skies, Vienna
  • 1989-90: Deputy Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the negotiations on conventional armed forces in Europe and on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in Europe, member of the Hungarian delegation to the negotiations of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Hungary, Vienna-Budapest
  • 1988-89: Deputy Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the mandate-talks of the negotiations on conventional armed forces in Europe, Vienna
  • 1987-90: Member of the Hungarian Delegation to the Follow-up Meeting of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), Vienna
  • 1986-87: Desk Officer, Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
  • 1981-86: Alternate Permanent Representative of Hungary to the International Atomic Energy Agency, member and spokesman of the Hungarian Delegation to the Multilateral and Balanced Force Reduction negotiations, Vienna
  • 1981: Desk Officer (MBFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
  • 1977: Doctor of Political Science
  • 1974-80: Desk Officer, Association of Hungarian Journalists, Budapest
  • 1974: Desk Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
  • 1970-74: MBA, Budapest University of Economics
  • 1969-70: Military Service (conscription)

Ambassador Dr. Gyarmati’s other professional experience and board memberships include:

  • 2003 – present: Chair of Council, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy, Budapest
  • 2003 – present: Senior Political Adviser to the Director, Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva
  • 2003 – present: Executive Vice Chairman, Advisory Board, Szeged Center for Security Policy, Szeged
  • 2005 – present: Member, Advisory Board, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva
  • 2005 – present: Member, European Security Forum, Brussels
  • 2004 – present: Board Member, European Advisory Group, Berlin
  • 2005-2007: Member, International Commission on the Balkans, Brussels
  • 2006 – present: Chairman, Advisory Board, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Belgrade
  • 2007 – present: Member, Task Force on the Future of Belarus, Budapest
  • 2007-2009: Member, Black See Strategy Group, Thessaloniki
  • 2008 – present: Council Member, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London
  • 2008 – present: Member, European Council for Foreign Relations, Brussels
  • 2008 – present: Member, Advisory Board, NATO Defense College, Rome

Ambassador Dr. Gyarmati is a well recognized author of numerous publications and periodicals and received numerous honours and awards from several countries for his distinguished services.

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Ambassador Prof. Dr. István Gyarmati is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.