Gábor Csizmazia is the acting head of the American Studies Research Institute and assistant lecturer at the National University of Public Service. His fields of interest are U.S. foreign policy decision-making, security aspects of transatlantic relations (particularly concerning Central and Eastern Europe), and theories of international relations. In addition to teaching courses on these subjects, his research focuses on the contemporary issues of U.S.-Central European relations. He has been a visiting scholar at the George Washington University (2018) and is a Marshall Center alumnus, having participated in the European Security Seminar (ESS-E 16-03) and in the internship program of the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies (GCMC) in 2016 and 2014 respectively. He is a GCMC Alumni Scholar (2018) examining U.S. presence on Europe’s Eastern Flank. After having graduated at the University of West Hungary (2010) in international studies with honors, and spent an Erasmus Scholarship in Limerick, Ireland (2009) and an internship at Euractiv.hu (2009) dealing with contemporary external relations of the European Union, he has been working in the public sector since 2011. He has attended several domestic and international conferences as a speaker on contemporary security issues related to Central Europe (particularly the Visegrád countries) and the United States, and has participated in the training program for Hungarian government officials (2016). He has been publishing articles in these subjects in English and Hungarian. He speaks English (C1) and German (C1), and is a member of the Hungarian Atlantic Council.