Department of International Security Studies

Department of International Security Studies


Dr Anna Molnár, Professor, Head of Department

Anna Molnár is a Professor at the University of Public Service (Budapest) and Head of the Department of International Security Studies. She is the Head of International Security and Defence Studies bachelor and master program. She was responsible for International Public Management bachelor's program and the International Public Service Relations Master at the University of Public Service between 2016 and 2021. She was the Head of Programme of MA in international studies at the University of Pannonia (Institute of Social Sciences and International Studies, Veszprém) between 2010 and 2013.

She received her Ph.D. in international relations from the Corvinus University of Budapest (2003). Her published papers cover a wide range of topics focusing on security studies, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), Europeanization of Hungary, the European Union’s Mediterranean policy and on the Italian history and politics.

She gives courses at Hungarian and foreign universities on EU CFSP/CSDP, European integration, international studies and Italian politics. She had a Bolyai Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Science (2007–2010).

She is a core member of the Doctoral School of Military Science of Ludovika. Within the framework of European Security and Defence College (ESDC) she have been attending the ESDC EAB sessions since 2013, and from 2017 at the sessions of the European Doctoral School on CSDP and the Implementation Group. She has also actively participated in the establishment of the new International Doctoral School on CSDP in the framework of ESDC.

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Office: H-1083 Budapest, Ludovika sqr. 2., Ludovika Main Building, Room 203
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 20803

The mission of the department is to offer education and training for current and prospective members of the security and defence sectors (the Hungarian Defence Forces, the Police, institutions of national security and members of the public administration) in Hungary in the field of international security and national defence policy. Based on a comprehensive approach to the international security studies discipline, members of the faculty address the military, political, societal, economic and environmental challenges to security in education. Thus our students acquire a thorough understanding of global and regional security issues, the functioning of international security institutions (primarily the United Nations, the European Union, NATO and OSCE), and systematically structured knowledge on military security, conflict analysis and crisis management.

Members of the department participate in education in all degree and certificate programs of the faculty with relevant courses, specifically focusing on the International Security and Defence Policy programs (both BA/BSc and MA/MSc levels) and more broadly in the International Public Management (BA/BSc), the International Public Service Relations (MA/MSc) and the English-language International Public Service Relations (MA) programmes, as well as in the one-semester long English-language international certificate programme, Academy of Diplomacy Budapest. Based on high-profile research activities our staff is also involved in education at the Doctoral School of Military Sciences of NUPS, in close cooperation with the Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies within the Faculty of International and European Studies.