The European Studies Council and the European Union Studies Program present:
Ferenc Kumin, Consul General of Hungrary in New York, NY: “Fifty Shades of EU: Central European Perspectives on Reshaping Europe.”
Ferenc Kumin is an economist and political scientist. He holds two MAs from the Corvinus University of Budapest and from Central European University, and has earned recently his PhD degree at the former. His fields of interest have been political communication and campaigning, political effect on finances, e-governance and e-democracy, and functioning of the heads of states in parliamentarian regimes.
He started his career as a political analyst in 2002 with frequent appearances in various media. In the meantime he started his guest lecturing activity at Századveg Political School, Corvinus University of Budapest, and later at Budapest College of Communication and Business and Pázmány Péter Catholic University. In 2006 he became head of department at the Office of the President of the Republic responsible for the communication and strategic planning of the former head of state, László Sólyom. Before becoming in 2012 deputy state secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for international communications, he worked for two years as senior analyst at a conservative think-tank, Századvég Foundation. In 2014 he was appointed as Consul General of Hungary in New York.