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Dr. István Gyarmati is currently serving as the President of the International Centre for Democratic Transition, a non-profit organization based in Budapest which promotes the goal of democracy transition. He is also a member of the Board of the Centre for Euro Atlantic Integration and Democracy, a Budapest based think tank that creates space for discussion of security, defence and foreign policy. Dr. Gyarmati is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and was a member of its Council for two terms as well. He has also been a member and chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, and a professor at the Eötvös Loránd University and Eszterházy Károly University. In the past, he has held numerous positions at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, including the position of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Chief Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. We are very excited to welcome Mr. Gyarmati to YMGE in November