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Prof. Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz was born in 1954 in Budapest, Hungary.

He is a sociologist, academic advisor and doctor of international studies. He is currently the leader of the Value & Culture Workshop in the Political Science Institute at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is professor at the University of Western Hungary where he is also a faculty member and director of the Institute for Social and European Studies.

In 1982, Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz was a co-worker of the Sociological Research Institute at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From 1983-84, he was a scholar at the University of Sussex. In 1989, he was a research fellow and MacArthur scholar at the University of California Berkeley and at Harvard University in the United States. He is a member of the Network of Free Initiatives, Democratic Union of Scientific Workers, founding member of the East-West Dialogue Circle, and was a member of the Danube Foundation Board of Trustees. In 1990 he was one of the founders of the European Research Center and was the research program director. He is currently head of the Department of Sociology at  the Berzsenyi Dániel Teacher training College, where he became a university professor in 1996. From 1991-1995, he was a spokesman of the Democatic Charta. In 1993, he initiated the creation of the Savaria University Press and in 1994, established the Europe House.

In 1997, Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz  played a key role in establishing the first Hungarian interdisciplinary academic course called European Studies, and founded a European PhD Center. In 1998 was the head of the European Studies Center at Berzsenyi Dániel College.

Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz main research areas are: civil society, social movements and democratization in Central and Eastern Europe, East European nationalism and European integration.

E-mail: fm2432@columbia.edu

Courses offered:

Spring 2012 Sociology G4540 section 001CIV SOC,DEM,TRUST:E CENT EUR; CIV SOC,DEM,TRUST:E CENT EURO; 3 points; Instructor: Ferenc Miszlivetz; Wednesday 6:10pm-8:00pm, 101 Knox Hall.

www.columbia.edu/cu/bulletin/uwb/subj/SOCI/G4540-20121-001/ - 4k

Spring 2012 Sociology G4530 section 001EURO CONSTRUCTION-1945-2020; 3 points; Instructor: Ferenc Miszlivetz; Monday 4:10pm-6:00pm. Location TBA.  www.columbia.edu/cu/bulletin/uwb/subj/SOCI/G4530-20121-001/ - 4k