In the 1960s Hungarian intellectuals listened to jazz as a protest against the system. Symbols united them in the fight. In 1989 they returned to lead the revolution.
Professor of political science at the Central European University in Budapest. A former minister of culture of Hungary, and the former Chairman of the Hungarian Political Science Association. His research topics include democratization, political change, political ideas, and the role of intellectuals. In 2008, a visiting fellow at CBEES.