Degree in law, Eotvos University, Budapest, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Legal Sciences, Eotvos University, Budapest, 1975.
Assistant professor department international law Eotvos University, 1964-1968, associate professor, 1968-1985, professor, since 1985, department head, since 1981. Director Center for Security Studies, Budapest, 1982-1998, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Information and Research Center, since 1999.
Member advisory committee Nemeth Government, 1989-1990, Government on Integration, 1996-1999. Chairman Council Foreign Security Policy, Prime Minister' General’ s Office, since 2007. Secretary-general Hungarian Society International Affairs, 1992-2001.
Married Katalin Gönczöl, October 21, 1967.