I am Attila Antal, dor. jur. (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) and public policy expert (Corvinus University of Budapest). I am holding a PhD in political science and my dissertation is concerning Hungarian environmental and energy democracy. In 2013 I was a Climate KIC scholar. I was Study of the U.S. Institutions scholar at University of Massachusetts in 2015.
I have been teaching Political Thought since 2010 at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law Institute of Political Science. My main courses are: Political Science, Energy and Environmental Policy, Hungarian Politics Between 2010 and 2016 I was a legal adviser at a leading Hungarian NGO (Energy Club Public Policy Institute) concerning environmental and energy policy. From 2016 I am a coordinator of Workshop for Social Theory at Institute of Political History.
My research fields are political thought, ideology, populism, environmental and energy law/policy, environmental democracy, social/environmental/climate justice, constitutions and constitution-making, political and legal constitutionalism.
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Workshop and Summer University:
- 11-12 May 2017, Populisms in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century, Paris France
- 28-31 March 2017, Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action? An International Spring School, Heerlen, The Netherlands
- 18 June – 31 July 2015, Study of the United States Institutes, The Institute on U.S. Political Thought, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Donahue Institute
- 7 September 2014, 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, New Haven, USA
- 7 July 2013 – 10. August 2013, Climate-KIC Summer School, research project: Business opportunities in smart grids.
- 18-22 June 2012, Budapest, NetSci2012, international summer university of network science
- 2-5 May 2009, Prague European Values Network, European Defence Policy Group
- 1-3 March 2009, Brussels European Values Network, European Defence Policy Group
- 22-23 May 2017, 3rd International Populism Conference in Prague
- 24-25 April 2017, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA, Environmental Justice inthe Anthropocene Symposium
- November 10 - 12, 2016, Boston, Northeastern Political Science Association’s 48th Annual Meeting, panel: CPT-3 Foucault, Anarchy, and Biopolitics. Lecture: The Political Theory and Paradoxes of the Governing Populism in Hungary
- 23-24 May 2016, Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape conference, Prague. Lecture: Populism in Hungary: The False Promise of Repoliticisation
- 26 – 29 August 2015, European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, Montréal, Canada. My lecture’s title: Environmental and Energy Democracy in Hungary
- 5-7 September 2014, 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, 5-7 September 2014, New Haven, USA. Lecture: Strong Constitutional Basis – Weak Environmental Policy – The Case of Hungary
- 13 June 2014, ELTE Faculty of Law Doctoral Conference. Lecture: Nationalism and Environmental Protection.
- 7 June 2014, 19th Annual Meeting of Hungarian Political Science Association, Debrecen. Lectures: Environmental Policy in Hungary after 1989; The new Hungarian Election System.
- 22 April 2014, Power for that Prize? Lecture: Paks Nuclear Power Plant and the Hungarian Energy Policy.
- 21 March 2014, The Sovereignty of the State. Lecture: The Impact of the Environmental Protection on the Sovereignty.
- 7 March 2014, I and My Environment. Lecture: Democracy and Environment.
Important publications in 2015:
- The Impact of USA and EU on Environmental and Energy Democracy in Hungary (study, in: On-line Journal Modelling the New Europe no.17/2015)
Important publications in 2014:
- Nationalism and Environmental Protection (study, in: Political Studies 2014 28-34. pp)
- Political Studies 2014 (eds. book, ELTE Faculty of Law Doctoral Schools Budapest, 2014)
- Strong Constitutional Basis – Weak Environmental Policy. How could be the Environmental Policy Unconstitutional? – The Case of Hungary (conference paper, 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, 5-7 September 2014, New Haven, USA)