David Koranyi

Director, Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative Center

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Energy & Environment, European Energy Security, Transatlantic and Eurasian Energy Security, US Energy Policy




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David Koranyi is director of the Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative of the Atlantic Council. He has been a nonresident fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Centre for Transatlantic Relations since 2010.

Mr. Koranyi publishes on the geopolitics of energy, Hungarian, European and US foreign and energy policy, European integration and the Western Balkans. He is the editor of a book Transatlantic Energy Futures - Strategic Perspectives on Energy Security, Climate Change and New Technologies in Europe and the United States published in December 2011 by Johns Hopkins SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations.

Mr. Koranyi served as undersecretary of state and chief foreign policy and national security advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, Gordon Bajnai in 2009-2010. He worked in the European Parliament as chief foreign policy advisor and head of cabinet of a Hungarian MEP (2004-2009). Previously he was a political adviser at the Hungarian National Assembly and a junior researcher at GKI Economic Research Institute, in Budapest, Hungary.

Mr. Koranyi is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council, the Hungarian Europe Society and the International Advisory Board of the XII Project. He was a member of the Hungarian NATO Strategic Concept Special Advisory Group in 2009, the recipient of the German Marshall Fund's Marshall Memorial Fellowship (2010), Marshall Memorial Fellow Selection Board Member (2011), and beneficiary of the French Foreign Ministry's Personalities of the Future Fellowship (2012).

Mr. Koranyi pursued undergraduate studies in political economy and business administration and obtained a master's degree in international relations and economics, with a major in foreign affairs from the Corvinus University of Budapest.