Viktor Marsai

Executive Director
Marsai Viktor

Viktor Marsai, PhD, graduated from Eötvös Loránd University (ELU) in 2008 with a double major in history and aesthetics. He went on to earn a postgraduate degree in security and defense policy from Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University in 2010 while already pursuing a PhD at the ELU Doctoral School of History. He defended his dissertation about state building in Somalia and obtained his PhD in spring 2014. He worked for the Hungarian Ministry of Defense in 2010-2011. Marsai joined the faculty of the National University of Public Service (NUPS) in 2012 as a junior lecturer, subsequently promoted to assistant professorship. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University since 2014. In March 2017 he became the leader of the “Africa in the globalized world” Ludovika Research Group at NUPS. The same year he won the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He started working part-time at MRI on 1 September 2017, he was appointed research director in October 2019. His main areas of research are migration processes on the African continent and the security aspects of migration.

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