Biography II.

Dr. Gábor Demszky
Home: 1136 Hungary Budapest Hegedűs Gyula u. 30
 E-mail: demszkyg@gmail.com
 
EDUCATION
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary                                                                                    1970-1976
  • Juris Doctor in Law, 1976
  • Suspended for a year for organizing a left-wing student demonstration in 1972
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary                                                                                                1978-1981
  • Completed a 3-year certificate in Sociology
Columbia University, New York City, USA                                                                                                                                1988-1989
  • Visiting student at the Department of Political Science
CAREER
Mayor of Budapest                                                                                                                             1990-2010
  • Elected 5 times – first time by the City Council of Budapest in 1990 and re-elected 4 times directly by the citizens of Budapest in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.
Member of the European Parliament                                                                                                           2004
  • Founded the Urban Intergroup of MEPs.
Vice-president, Standing Committee of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe                    1992
Co-president, Budapest Bank for Budapest Foundation                                                                       1991
Founder and Co-Director, International Association to Save Children                                                 1990
Founder, Network of Free Initiatives and of Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ liberal party)               1988
Founder, Samizdat – AB Independent Publishing House                                                                                 1981
Founder, SZETA – Foundation to Help the Poor (the 1st independent political organization in Hungary)          1979
Signer, Act of Solidarity for Charta ’77                                                                                               1979
ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany                                                                                2011-2012
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, the Netherlands                                             2013
Imre Kertész Kolleg, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany                                         2013
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., USA                                    2013-2014
SELECTED AWARDS
3rd Most Prosperous City in Business Life – Fortune Magazine & Arthur Andersen Consulting                2000
Freedom to Publish Prize – International Association of Publishers                                                     1983
PUBLICATIONS
Freedom Lost, Noran Press, 2013 – my autobiography
Budapest, the City of Freedom, Budapest Press, 2010 (co-author)
The Eastern Eden, Noran Press, 2008
The Budapest Model, CEU Press, 2003 (co-author)
Reconquest of Freedom, Noran Press, 2001
Underground Lines, Jelenkor Press, 2000 (co-author)
Samizdat, AB Independent Publisher, 1990
Documents about the Polish Resistance, AB Independent Publisher, 1981