Atlantic Council

David Koranyi

Acting Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

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




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Recent Activity

  • April 08, 2014
    Prime Minister Orbán Wins Gerrymandered Vote Hungary elected a parliament for the next four years on April 6, an event largely hidden amid the Ukraine-crisis and Afghanistan’s election the day before. But the victory of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and
  • March 17, 2014
    To explore the role of energy in the recent developments in Ukraine, the Atlantic Council hosted a members’ conference call discussion to evaluate the crisis’ impact on European energy security.  The Patriciu Eurasia Center Acting Director David Koranyi was joined
  • February 05, 2014
    As the White House scrambles to defend the big trade deals it is negotiating with Europe and Asia, the Atlantic Council’s David Koranyi underscores the benefits of including the energy sector in those talks. After President Obama asked Congress directly
  • February 05, 2014
    Liberalization of Energy Trade in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations over a transatlantic free trade agreement have kicked into gear as US and EU negotiators met for the third time in December and began in earnest to flesh
  • February 05, 2014
    Eurasia Center Deputy Director David Koranyi writes in the Huffington Post on energy issues up for negotiation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:
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Full Bio

David Koranyi is the acting director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center 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.