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Dr. Istvan GYARMATI Senior Political Advisor, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva Chairman of the Board, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy


1970-1974 Budapest University of Economics, Faculty of Diplomacy
1974 Desk officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest
1977 Doctor of political science
1979 Habilitation at Zrinyi Miklós National Defense University
1981-1986 Alternate Permanent Representative of Hungary to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), member and spokesman of the Hungarian Delegation to the Multilateral and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR) negotiations, Vienna
1987-1990 Member of the Hungarian delegation to the Follow-up Meeting of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), Vienna
1990-1992 Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the Joint Consultative Group, CSBMs and Open Skies, Vienna
1992-1994 Head of the Hungarian delegation to the expert meeting of the Helsinki Summit of the CSCE, Helsinki; Member of the Hungarian delegation to the Helsinki Summit Meeting of the CSCE, Helsinki; Head of the Hungarian expert Delegation to the London Conference on Yugoslavia
Head of Department for Security Policy and Co-operation in Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungarian Representative to the Council of Senior Officials of the CSCE, Budapest
1993-1994 Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the CSCE to Georgia, Budapest-Tbilisi
1993 Head of the Hungarian delegation to the Preparatory Meeting of the CSCE Summit, Budapest
1994 Executive Secretary of the Budapest Summit Meeting of the CSCE
1994-1995 Chairman of the Senior Council of the OSCE, Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE to Chechnya, Nagorno Karabakh, Moldova, Budapest
1996 Personal representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE to the negotiations on confidence- and security-building measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina
1996-1998 Deputy State Secretary of Integration, Ministry of Defense, Budapest
1998-1999 Under-secretary of Policy, Ministry of Defense, Budapest
Chairman of the Missile Technology Control Regime, Budapest
1999-2000 Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Budapest
Chairman of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2000-2003 Senior Vice President of the EastWest Institute
since 2004 Member of the advisory board of the Prime Minister of Hungary
2004 Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Monitoring Mission in Moldova


Member of Advisory Board, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Member, European Security Forum
Member, the International Institute of Strategic Studies
Member of the Board of the European Advisory Group


Author of numerous publications on security, arms control, conflict management and military reform