Professor István Stumpf

Professor István Stumpf has been Justice at the Constitutional Court of Hungary since 2010. Previously he was the Founding Director of István Bibó College at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (1982–1988); he also founded Századvég Foundation, the first Hungarian think tank and was its director for two decades (1991–1998, 2002-2010); he was Deputy Prime Minister leading the Prime Minister’s Office between 1998-2002. He holds a university degree in law, an MA in sociology and a PhD in political science. He spent years in the USA as a German Marshall Scholar and IREX scholar (Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, and GWU, Graduate School of Political Management). Justice Stumpf has been a Senior Researcher at the Political Science Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 1987; Professor of Constitutional Law and Political Science Department of Széchenyi István University Faculty of Law, and Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law. He is a member of several academic and professional associations (Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe; International Political Science Association, European Judicial Network) and editorial boards (President of the Editorial Board: Új Magyar Közigazgatás; editorial membership: Nemzeti Érdek; Politikatudományi Szemle; Falu). Author and editor of numerous articles and books in the field of political socialisation, parties, electoral systems, constitutional and governmental structures, separation of powers and the rule of law. His latest book „Reinventing Government: Constitutional Changes in Hungary” was published by Gondolat Publishers in December 2017.