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Lénárd Sándor

Lénárd Sándor (JD, MBA, PhD) is the head of the Center for International Law at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium and Associate Professor of Law at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. He is a graduate of Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest, Hungary), where he received his JD as well as of Canisius College (Buffalo, New York, US) where he received his MBA in international economics and global supply chain management. He obtained his PhD in international law from the Doctoral School of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. He previously served at the Office of the Attorney General (2006-2011), as a chief counsel at the Constitutional Court of Hungary (2011-2020) and as a policy advisor at the European Parliament (2020-2022). He taught various fields of international law at Pázmány Péter Catholic University and published numerous articles and studies in international and constitutional law. He is the author of the book Constitutional Journey in the United States (MCC Press, 2021).
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