ASPIDE

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István Gyarmati




1950 Born in Budapest
1969-70 Military Service (conscription)
1970-74 Budapest University of Economics, Faculty of Diplomacy
1977 doctor of political science
1978 Candidate of military science (Ph.D.)
1979 Habilitation at Zrinyi Miklós National Defense University
1974 Desk officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
1974-80 Desk officer, Association of Hungarian Journalists, Budapest
1981 Desk officer (MBFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
1981-86 Alternate Permanent Representative of Hungary to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), member and spokesman of the Hungarian Delegation to the Multilateral and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR) negotiations, Vienna
1986-87 Desk officer, arms control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
1987-90 Member of the Hungarian delegation to the Follow-up Meeting of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), Vienna
1988-89 Deputy head of the Hungarian Delegation to the mandate-talks of the negotiations on conventional armed forces in Europe, 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
1990-92 Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the Joint Consultative Group, CSBMs and Open Skies, Vienna
1992-94 Head of the Hungarian delegation to the expert meeting of the Helsinki Summit of the CSCE, Helsinki
Member of the Hungarian delegation to the Helsinki Summit Meeting of he CSCE, Helsinki
Head of the Hungarian expert Delegation to the London Conference on Yugoslavia
1992-94 Head of 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
1993-94 Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the CSCE to Georgia, Budapest-Tbilisi
1993 Head of the Hungarian delegation to the Preparatory Meeting of the CSCE Summit, Budapest
1994 Executive Secretary of the Budapest Summit Meeting of the CSCE
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, 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
1996-98 Deputy State Secretary of Integration, Ministry of Defense, Budapest
1998-99 Under-secretary of Policy, Ministry of Defense, Budapest
1998-99 Chairman of the Missile Technology Control Regime, Budapest
1999-2000 Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Budapest
1999-2000 Chairman of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2000-2003 Senior Vice President of the EastWest Institute
2004- Member of the advisory board of the Prime Minister of Hungary
2004 Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Monitoring Mission in Moldova
 
Director of the International Centre for Democratic Transition. Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Euroatlantic Integration and Democracy, Budapest; Senior Political Adviser to the Director of the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva; Executive Vice Chairman, Advisory Board, Szeged Center for Security Policy; Member of Advisory Board, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Member, European Security Forum; Member, the International Institute of Strategic Studies; Partner and Member of the Board of EAG European Advisory Group GMBH; Partner and Member of the Board of ASPIDE GMBH; Member of the International Commission in the Balkans; Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence; Member of the Advisory Board of International Diplomat, etc.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
1981 Third Secretary
1982 Second Secretary
1983 Second Counselor
1989 Ambassador

Education
  • M.A. Economic science
  • B.A. Political science
  • B.A. Journalism
  • Ph.D. Military science (strategic studies)
  • Author of numerous publications on security, arms control, conflict management and military reform and democracy building.

    Associate professor at Zrinyi Miklos National Defense University and Budapest University of Economics.

    Lecturer at NATO Defense College, Rome. SHAPE School, Oberammergau, George C. Marshall Centre, Garmisch Partenkirchen, etc.

    Languages
    Englishexcellent
    Germanexcellent
    Russianexcellent
    Frenchpoor