After receiving her MA in International Relations at Corvinus (2014) Júlia Palik earned her PhD also at Corvinus (2020). In 2017/2018 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Oslo’s Political Science Department. Since 2018 she has been working at the Peace Research Insitute Oslo (PRIO). Since 2020, she is working as a senior researcher and currently leading a 3.5-year-long Norwegian Research Council project on the relationship between disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) programs and conflict recurrence. Her thematic research interest lies in the intersection of civil war dynamics and third-party interventions, while her geographic expertise concerns the Gulf Region and the conflict in Yemen, and the Philippines.
András Derzsi-Horváth received his MA in International Relations at Corvinus in 2010. András then worked as a research associate and project manager at the Global Public Policy Institute, a think tank in Berlin, where he focused on issues related to humanitarian action and peace and security. He is currently the deputy protection coordinator of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Colombia. In this role, Andras has devised new guidelines for the dialogue with non-state armed groups and a draft protection strategy, while mentoring colleagues in the field. His earlier assignments with the ICRC took him to Iraq, Mexico, and Ukraine.
After receiving his MA in International Relations at Corvinus (2007) Csaba Rada started to work as a Desk Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Between 2015-2017 he served as Head of Department (MENA region) at the Ministry. He earned his PhD in 2017 at Corvinus and has been working as Head of Mission at the Representative Office of Hungary in Ramallah for more then five years now.
After receiving her MA in International Relations at Corvinus (2010) Nora Várady started to work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. She served as a Consul, Press and Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Hungary in Denmark between 2014-2016. After giving birth to her third daughter, she turned to the startup scene and started to work at the CEU Innovations Lab as Head of Outreach and Partnership. Currently, she is a Chief Executive Officer at WeAreOpen.