Ferenc Miszlivetz is a Jean Monnet professor ad personam, sociologist and political scientist and a doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Science. His research interests include democracy in theory and practice, civil society, citizenship, regional and European Studies, globalization and sustainability. He is the academic director of the Institute for Global and European Integration Studies at the Corvinus University and scientific advisor at the Institute for Political Sciences of the Hungarian Academy. Professor Miszlivetz has taught, lectured and done research in numerous universities in Europe and the United States including UC Berkeley and Harvard. He is a permanent visiting professor at the University of Bologna. In 2012 he was a Deák Visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York. Professor Miszlivetz is also the founder and director of the board of the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES) Foundation and a UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainability in Kőszeg.