Lecturers

Luke M. Milligan is a Professor of Law and Director of the Ordered Liberty Program at the University of Louisville.  Professor Milligan teaches Jurisprudence and a range of public law offerings, including Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law.  His research focuses on the interrelations of natural law and political authority, with an emphasis on government searches and seizures. Milligan has been named Professor of the Year and winner of the Helfat prize for legal scholarship. In past years, he’s been a visiting professor at Emory University, as well as several universities abroad — KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Mainz (Germany), and Turku (Finland).  Earlier in his career he practiced law at the Washington, D.C., law firm Williams & Connolly. Co-director of the Summer School.

Russell L. Weaver is a Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville.  Professor Weaver is prolific author who has written hundreds of books and articles over the last 39 years. In addition, he has been asked to speak at law schools and conferences around the world, and has been a visiting professor at law schools in France, Hungary, Portugal, England, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Australia and Canada. Professor Weaver is particularly noted for his work in the constitutional law area, especially his writings on free speech. In addition to authoring "From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy" (2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2019) and "The Right to Speak Ill" (Carolina Academic Press, 2006) he served as a consultant to the constitutional drafting commissions of Belarus and Kyrghyzstan and as a commentator on the Russian Constitution.

András Koltay is the Pro-Rector and professor of the University of Public Service (Budapest). He is president of the Hungarian Infocommunications Authority. He is also a lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in Budapest, Hungary since 2002. In 2018, he was appointed as professor of law. He received LL.M. degree in public law at the University College London in 2006, and PhD degree in law at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in 2008. He attended the human rights course of the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg in 2003.  His principal research has been concerned with freedom of speech, personality rights and media regulations, but he also deals with other constitutional questions. He is the author of more than 350 publications, and numerous monographs on freedom of speech; in English: Freedom of Speech – the Unreachable Mirage (Wolters Kluwer 2013), The Troubled Relationship between Religions and the State. Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion (Whitelocke 2017) and New Media and Freedom of Expression (Hart 2019). He has been a speaker in more than 125 conferences in several countries.

Boglárka Koller is the International Vice-Rector at the University of Public Service. Head of Department, professor at the Department of European Studies in the University of Public Service. She has a bachelor's degree in economics, majoring in European studies and a minor in marketing communications, MA in Nationalism Studies, MSc in European Studies and she has a PhD degree in International Relations. She’s been a visiting professor at University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Anglo-American University, Prague (Czech Republic), Ecole de Commerce Européenne de Bordeaux (France), P.A. College, Larnaca (Cyprus), Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg (Germany), Viet-Hung University, Hanoi (Vietnam), Hong Bang University International, Saigon (Vietnam), Atilim University, Ankara (Turkey), Universidad de Huelva, Huelva (Spain). Her field of research is European integration, European Union.

Anna Molnár is professor and Head of the Department of International Security Studies of the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officers Training. She graduated as a teacher of History, Italian Language and Literature and later reached PhD degree in International Relations. She has been visiting professor at Universitá di Roma, La Sapienza (Italy) and at ESDC European Doctoral School, Summer University. She is member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, European Security and Defence College (ESDC) as Executive Academic Board Member, UACES and ECPR. Her field of education and research is the European Union, the EU's common foreign and security policy, the EU's common security and defense policy, international security organizations in Italy and Italy.

Katalin Simonné Gombos is professor and head of department at the Department of European Public and Private Law at the University of Public Service. She graduated as a lawyer in 1989 and in 1999 as a European lawyer. In 2020 she won the NKE Publication Award. Co-chair of the European Law Institute Hungarian HUB. Her field of education and research is Fundamental Rights and Legal Protection in the European Union, the Court of Justice of the European Union, The Challenges of EU Law in the 21st Century. Internal Market Law and Competition Law in the European Union, Civil Judicial Cooperation in the European Union.

Ferenc Hörcher is a political philosopher, political historian, esthete and literary critic. He studied at the following universities: Budapest, Oxford and Brussels / Leuven. Head of the Institute of Political and State Theory Research, scientific advisor of the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has membership in Michael Oakeshott Association, Hume Society, Society for 18th Century Scottish Studies, European Association for Urban History, Association of Hungarian Writers, József Attila Circle. He has taught as a guest lecturer at the following universities: Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania). His areas of research is conservatism and liberalism, early modern (Hungarian and universal) history of political ideas, classical Hungarian political thinking, early modern and contemporary philosophy of art.

Zsolt Ződi graduated as a lawyer in 1991. Between 1991 and 1996 he worked as a lecturer in the Law School, University of Miskolc. In 1996 he left the academia, and joined Wolters Kluwer, a multinational publishing company. In 2010 he returned to the academia and earned a PhD in law. Recently he is a senior research fellow in NUPS, Research Institute for Information Society. Zsolt is the author of 2 and editor of 3 further books, and the author of more than 80 articles and book chapters. His field of interest covers regulatory problems of information society, and particularly platforms and artificial intelligence, quantitative research (text mining and network analysis) in legal texts, public sector information reuse and open government data, and law and language studies. His latest book and articles are dealing with the regulatory challenges of platforms, artificial intelligence, robots and Big Data.

Balázs Bartóki-Gönczy is associate professor and head of department of University of Public Service where he is head of Outer Space and Social Sciences Research Center. He has obtained Hungarian and French legal diplomas, specialized in telecommunications and space law. He helds an MBA (University Lyon 3) and a PhD degree (Péter Pázmány Catholic University). His principal research has been concerned with space law, telecommunications law ans regulatory questions of online media platforms. Co-director of the Summer School.