Bachelor in Law, Eötvös, Budapest, Hungary, 1983. Master of Arts in Sociology, Eötvös, Budapest, Hungary, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1992.
Assistant professor, Eötvös U., Budapest, 1983-1988; associate professor, Eötvös U., Budapest, since 1988; associate professor, Control European U., Budapest, since 1993. Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1988-1989, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, 1993-1994.
Spokesman Federation Young Democrats, Budapest, 1989-1990. With Hungarian Army, 1977-1978. Member Lord Acton Society (chairman 1990-1992).
Married Bernadette Czike, April 16, 1983. Children: Bence, Marcel.