HE Gábor Csaba is Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Australia and New Zealand. He holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and a Master of Economics from Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He lectured in International Relations in the 1990s at Budapest University of Economic Sciences, and joined Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995. He has been Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand since 2007, and has previously served in Washington DC.
Ms Clare Birgin is Director AIB, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She holds an honours degree and a Masters degree in International Law from the ANU. She joined DFAT in 1982. In her career, she has focused on political and trade relations with Eastern Europe, USA and the Middle East, disarmament and multilateral trade issues. Ms Birgin has served in Warsaw, Moscow, Geneva and Washington DC. She was Australian Ambassador to Hungary during 2004-2007, and to Serbia, Montenegro and FYR Macedonia during 2007-2010.
Dr Robert Imre is lecturer in International Relations at the University of Newcastle. He has a broad range of research interests, which include Hungary. Dr Imre holds a PhD from the University of Queensland and completed a research project examining the rise of the radical right in Central Europe. He recently co-authored two books examining the phenomenon of global terrorism. Dr Imre is currently writing a sole-authored book on the topic of global multiculturalism as a comparative political initiative, as well as two other collaborative books.