Agnes Vass

Ágnes Vass

Ágnes Vass, PhD Candidate at the Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Agnes Vass
After graduating with a degree in International Relations, I started my doctoral studies at Corvinus University of Budapest, in 2011. One year later I joined as a research fellow to the Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences where I was conducting research about the development of minority rights in Central European countries and about the changes of Hungarian policy towards ethnic Hungarian communities living in neighboring countries.

My thesis examines kin-state policy of Hungary from the perspectives of Hungarian communities living around Hungary. More broadly I am interested in state-society relations and interrelations between majority and minority in Central and Eastern Europe. In particular, I am interested in (dual) citizenship practices and kin-state policies of states in the Central European region.

In 2014 I also worked for the Budapest based Antall József Knowledge Centre as a project coordinator at V4 and CEI Office where we coordinated projects focusing on the democratic development of Central and Eastern European countries and future of the Visegrad Cooperation. In March 2014 I also worked as a visiting research fellow at PISM (Polski Instytut Spraw Miedzynarodowych - The Polish Institute of International Affairs) in Warsaw, Poland, where I was involved in a project analyzing the relations of Central European countries towards Russia after the Ukrainian crisis.


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