On 24 February Dr Pal Dunay, newly appointed director of the OSCE Academy, has arrived for a one-week introductory visit to the Academy. During this visit Dr Dunay has met with the students, staff and faculty of the Academy as well as with the leadership of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek. Dr Dunay will start his term at the Academy on 1 May 2014, replacing Dr Maxim Ryabkov who led the Academy in the past four years.
Dr Pal Dunay has led the International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy since 1996, with the exception of 2004-2007, when he worked as Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). His experience also includes directing the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, heading the Security Policy Department of the Hungarian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and teaching at the International Law Department of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
Pal Dunay holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Budapest University of Economics. He has taught modules at the OSCE Academy since its establishment and has also coordinated the GCSP-Academy cooperation to this day.