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László W. Farkas




László W. Farkas 

E-Mail: farkas(AT)epu.ac.at 
 

University Education

1995

Postgraduate degree (Doctor Universitatis) in English Literature (on George Orwell and the analysis of dictatorships), Kossuth Lajos University (KLTE), Debrecen, Hungary

1993

TEMPUS scholarship to study CALL at the University of Aberdeen, UK

1987

Soros Foundation postgraduate scholarship on American civilization and EFL methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park, MA, USA

1980

University (KLTE) and United Nations (UNA) scholarship on British civilization and literature in Britain  (Cardiff & Summerville College Oxford, UK)

1976-1981

M.A. in History and English Philology, Kossuth Lajos University (KLTE), Debrecen, Hungary

Teaching, Research, Academic Positions

since 2010

Academic Director of the European Peace University, Stadtschlaining, Austria

since 2009

Guest lecturer of the annual Summer Academy on OSCE, ASPR, Peace Center, Stadtschlaining, Austria

2000 - 2005

Associate Professor, MAS Program in Peace, Development and International Conflict Management, Management Center, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

2001 - 2002

Guest lecturer at the Institute of Social and European Studies, Berzsenyi College, Szombathely, Hungary

1999 – 2002

Member of the Senate of Landegg International University (former Landegg Academy), Switzerland

1998

Beaver College contact person of the European University Center for Peace Studies, Stadtschlaining, Austria

1997 - 2000

Registrar and Student Adviser (since 1998: Student Coordinator) of the European University Center for Peace Studies, Stadtschlaining, Austria

1997 - 2004

Associate Professor at the Department of Conflict Resolution and at the Department of Leadership and Management of Landegg International University (former Landegg Academy), Switzerland

1996 - 1999

Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Berzsenyi College, Hungary

1996 - 1997

Assistant Resident Director of the Beaver College Peace Studies Program and Student Adviser at the EPU, Stadtschlaining, Austria

since 1995

Faculty member (Associate Professor) of the European University Center for Peace Studies, Stadtschlaining, Austria (EPU-Austria) and Benicássim / Castelló, Spain (EPU-Spain, later Centro Internacional Bancaja para le Paz y el Desarrollo) Course title: “From Plato to NATO - Political an Literary Utopias”

1994 - 1995

Organizer of the overseas outreach programs of Beaver College, Pennsylvania, USA, consisting of courses in English by the faculty of BDTF in Szombathely

1994 - 1995

Faculty member of the international cross-border semester program in European Transition of Beaver College (Pennsylvania, USA) in Szombathely, Hungary

1993 - 1996

Program Manager and lecturer of the Australian Studies Program at the Department of English, Berzsenyi College, Szombathely, Hungary

1994 - 1995

Research at the George Orwell Archive of the University College, University of London, London

1993 - 1995

Visiting lecturer at the EPU, Stadtschlaining, Austria

1993 - 1994

Assistant Acting Director of the University of Western Hungary, a higher educational association in the region of Szombathely, Sopron and Mosonmagyaróvár

1992 - 1994

Registrar and Head of the Rector's Office of Berzsenyi College

1992

Study tour in the U.K. and Ireland sponsored by the PHARE program of the European Community to do research work for a college textbook on the civilization of the English-speaking nations

1991 - 1996

Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Western Hungary, Berzsenyi College (BDTF), Szombathely, Hungary

1990 - 1991

As a winner of a USIA Fulbright scholarship: Fulbright exchange teacher for one academic year at Howland High School, Warren, Ohio, USA. Guest speaker at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, USA lecturing on the political transition in Central and Eastern Europe

1990

One of the organizers of the new Department of English at Berzsenyi Dániel Teacher Training College, Szombathely, Hungary

1989

Member of and speaker in the American-Hungarian joint committee preparing the six-year mission of the American Peace Corps teaching English in Hungary

Main Research Interests

Literary and political utopias

The development of dictatorial political systems

Cross-cultural and global relationships

Sociology and political studies

British and American literature

The civilization of the English-speaking nations

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