Richard von Weizsäcker fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy
Former MP, Hungary
Zsuzsanna Szelényi is Richard von Weizsäcker fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy. She conducts research on the future of the European Union regarding the decline of democracy and rule of law.
Between 2014-2018 Ms Szelényi has been a liberal Member of Parliament in Hungary, covering foreign policy, migration, and constitutional affairs.
Before rejoining to politics in 2012 in Hungary, Ms Szelényi served at the Council of Europe for fifteen years. Between 2010-2013 she worked as human development consultant in various Central European and North African countries.
Ms. Szelenyi started her political career as member of Fidesz, a youth party at the régime change in Hungary in 1988 and represented the party in the Hungarian Parliament in 1990-1994. In 2012 she returned to the Hungarian politics in the new liberal party, ‘Together’.
Ms Szelenyi holds degree of International Politics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, (USA) of Psychology of the University of Eötvos Lóránd, and of International Relations of the Corvinus University. (Hungary) She lives in Budapest with her husband and three children.