University of Piraeus
Foteini Asderaki is an Associate Professor of European Integration Theory and European Education Policy at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece. She holds a Ph.D. with distinction in Political Sciences issued by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is currently the Chair of the European Doctoral School for the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Security and Defence College/ European External Action Service, in Brussels (2019-2021). She holds a Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies awarded by the European Commission. She is the co-director of the Regional Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EXCELEM. She was a member of the Board of the International Bureau of Education, Unesco, Geneva (2016-17) and a Bologna Follow-Up Group Member (2004-09). She has been the academic coordinator of several European programmes.
Ludovika – University of Public Service
Mónika Szente-Varga (1975). Historian (Ph.D. in 2005 and Habilitation in 2014, both at the University of Szeged). Associate Professor at the University of Public Service, Budapest since 2015, currently working for the Department of International Security Studies. She was Vice-Dean of the Faculty of International and European Studies, responsible for the areas related to education (2016-2019). She worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities ‘Alfonso Vélez Pliego’ of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico) in 2006-2007, and at the Department of International Relations and Political Science of the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, between 2006 and 2008. Her fields of research include both Modern and Contemporary History of Latin America; Interconnected History: diplomatic, consular, cultural and sport links between Hungary and Latin America, Cold War History, Contemporary Spain and International Migration. She is national coordinator for Hungary in the European Association of Latin American Historians (AHILA). Her recent article, co-authored with Hana Bortlová-Vondráková is: ‘Labor Migration Programs Within the Socialist Bloc. Cuban Guestworkers in Late Socialist Czechoslovakia and Hungary’, published in Labor History in 2021 (https://doi.org/10.1080/0023656X.2021.1908972).