University professor, Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest since 2016. From 1 July 2019, he is a board member of Maecenas Universitatis Corvini (MUC) Foundation, which is responsible for the funding and operation of Corvinus University of Budapest.
Since 1991 he has been a lecturer and, from 2002 to 2016, also the director of the Institute of Political Science of the University of Economics. His field of education and research is political philosophy, more specifically the analysis of the relationship between political knowledge and political action. He is particularly interested in the historical discussion of fundamental questions of faith and rationality. He is mainly influenced by the philosophical work of Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin. He has scholarly connections with the Eric Voegelin Institute (Louisiana State University), where he researched in the Fulbright Fellowship Programme, with Michigan State University, where he worked with Strauss students, and the Liberty Fund, which influenced his knowledge and outlook for three decades
Among his extra-curricular activities, it is worth mentioning that he is a well-known member of the European Conservative Cultural Movement and also the Chairman and one of the founders of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Foundation Center for European Renewal.
He is the author, editor or translator of many books. He has been publishing since 1986. Recent stand-alone volumes: Debate of antiques and moderns. Late remarks to Pascal (2019), Political Realism and Wisdom (2015), Political Knowledge (2012), The Legacy of Fate (2009), 20th Century Political Philosophy (2007), Utopia as a Tradition (2005).