Research

Academic Papers

Defining and Conceptualizing Democracy and Democratization
Department of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
Politics and Policies of the European Union: Parametres of European Integration
Department of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
Democratic Politics and the State: Interpreting Comparative Political Systems
Department of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
Internationalism and Isolationism in the USA, 1917-1941
Department of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
The Way of the Ascent: The Works of William St. Thierry
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
The University Monk and Monastic Revival in Medieval England
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
Humanism and Reform on the Italian Peninsula, 1494-1540
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
The Medici and the Jews of Florence, 1435-1571
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
The Effects of Humanism and Reform on the Late Medieval Church
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2006
The Schengen Agreement: Europe’s New Berlin Wall?
University of Oxford, Exeter College, 2006
The Revolutions of 1989-90: The General Issues
University of Oxford, Exeter College, 2006
Forces of Necessity: Hungary and Nazi Germany in World War II
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2005
Patterns in Tsarist and Soviet Foreign Policy, 1848-1968
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2005
The Role of Nationalism in Post-Communist Slovakia and Slovenia
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2005
Canada and the Alaska Boundary Dispute, 1901-03
Department of History, Carleton University, 2004
The Dividing Line: Hungary and the Trianon borders of 1920
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The Myth of Jewish involvement in Bolshevik movements in Hungary, 1918-39
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The German Occupation of Hungary and the Szalasi Regime of 1944
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The Constitutionality of the Death Penalty in America
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
Fear of the Polish Plumber: Schengen and the EU’s Labour Policies
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
The Handshake Transition: Hungary, Transitology, and the 1990 Election
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
Communist Successor Parties in Hungary, Poland, and the former Czechoslovakia
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
The Conquest of Sienna 1555
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The Land Beyond the Forest: Hungarian Minorities in Transylvania, 1919-1941
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2003
The Role of Upton Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ in the rise of Socialism in America
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
The State of Man: Thomas Hobbes and the Leviathan
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
Above and Beyond: The Division of Executive Powers During War
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
Hungary and the Fifth European Union Enlargement
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
Truth and Deceit: Girolamo Savonarola and Florence, 1490-1498
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2003
France and the Northern Renaissance, 1494-1610
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2003
The Will of the Victor: George Clemenceau and France
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
Victory in Defeat: the 1848 Hungarian Revolution
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
Habsburg Rule in the Czech Lands and the Kingdom of Hungary
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
The Great Challenge: Darwin and the Theory of Evolution
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
The Canadian Bill of Rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
Between the Lines: Machiavelli and Florence
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
The Noble Republic
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
The Perfect Regime in Aristotle’s Politics
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
European Integration Theories
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
Revolution of Thought: Italy in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
Galileo and the Examination of the Respective Powers of Science and Religion
Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Toronto, 2001
Divided We Fall: Regionalism in Canada
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2001
Thermidorian Reaction: The Legacy of Maximilien Robespierre
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2001

Dissertation

Miserere mei, Deus: Savonarola, Reform, and the World of the Renaissance
Submitted and defended at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2007

Recent Articles

Central and Eastern Europe still haunted by Trianon
The Hungarian Reporter, Aug. 24, 2014
Russian aggression triggers related territorial dispute in Western Ukraine
The Hungarian Reporter, Aug. 20, 2014
In the Spotlight: 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
The P&CC Screener, Vol. 2, Issue 6, June 2014
Feeling Good: A Resolution with Results
The P&CC Screener, Vol. 1, Issue 2, July 2013
CBC completely misses the mark on Roma issues in Hungary
KMOSz, December 19, 2012
A CBC megkérdőjelezhető színvonala
Magyar Kronika, 2012 December 19.
http://www.magyarkronika.com/magazin/2012/1219.html
US election will produce a decade of disappointment
Independent submission, November 7, 2012 
The only real loser in the presidential debate are Americans
Independent submission, October 18, 2012
Escalation by Iran a simple ruse
Op-ed submission, January 11, 2012
Reflections on September 11 – Ten Years On
Independent submission, September 11, 2011
Hungarian EU Presidency a success despite international criticism
Op-ed submission, July 6, 2011
Legacy of Trianon still haunts Central and Eastern Europe
Independent submission, June 15, 2011
True errors of Trianon lie in misinformation
Response submission, June 4, 2011
Federal disconnect brings election
Independent submission, March 26, 2011

Dreams Deferred in the Middle East
Op-ed submission, February 4, 2011
Council’s new transit commission a bag of old tricks
Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 9, 2010
The Loss of Transylvania Celebrated in Budapest?
Independent submission, December 1, 2010
Clean sweep at city hall gives Ottawa new energy
Ottawa Citizen, October 27, 2010
Toxic spill in Hungary a potent reminder
Independent submission, October 5, 2010
October Crisis of 1970 still a formative Canadian event
Independent submission, October 5, 2010
OC Transpo service in decline since strike of 2008-09
Ottawa Citizen submission, August 24, 2010
What Duceppe has done for Canada
Ottawa Citizen, August 18, 2010
The treaty that brought no peace
Op-ed submission, July 2010
Tension reopens historical wounds between Hungary and Slovakia
Politics.hu, June 4, 2010
Tensions rise amid call for dual citizenship
Independent submission, May 21, 2010
Seat allocation in the House could change the face politics
Ottawa Citizen submission, 2010
Afghanistan a test of Canadian democracy
Independent submission, May 12, 2010
Russia feels the sting of centuries of ethnic division
Independent submission, April 2010
Nuclear agreement with Russia weakens US
Independent submission, April 2010
Religious tolerance defined in Canada
Independent submission, March 29, 2010
Memories of the Skateway
Ottawa Citizen, January 25, 2010
Travel woes a result of poor focus and priorities
Op-ed submission, January 9, 2010
Canada must hold China to task regardless of growing power
Independent submission, December 2009
US President sets the record straight
Independent submission, December 2009
Ottawa residents not amused with transit changes
Ottawa Citizen, December 15, 2009
Relevancy of monarchy questioned during royal visit
The Globe and Mail, November 5, 2009
Nobel prize lost meaning with political awards
Ottawa Citizen, October 12, 2009
OC Transpo users don’t get a fair deal
Ottawa Citizen, October 2, 2009
Old wounds find new life in Central Europe
Independent submission, December 9, 2009
Ethnic and Nationalist Revolts and Revolutionaries in the Habsburg Empire
Op-ed submission, 2008
Canada and the lessons of Kosovo
Independent submission, February 17, 2008
White Paper on the future of Education and Health Care in Canada
Independent submission, 2006
The Heart at Home
Magyar Elet, Vol. 56. 32. LVI, 2003

Book Reviews

Fateless” by Imre Kertesz
“Old Political Rationalities and New Democracies: Compromise and
Confrontation in Hungary and Poland” by Anna Seleny
Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations” by Paul D’Anieri
The Soviet Union and the Middle East, 1920-1958″ by Walter Laqueur
Soviet Policy and the Chinese Communists, 1931-46″ by Charles McLane
Conversations with Stalin” by Milovan Djilas
Stalin’s Foreign Policy Reappraised” by M. Shulman
The Incompatible Allies” by Gustav Hilger
Russia and the Balkans: Inter-Balkan Rivalries and Russian Foreign
Policy, 1908-1914″
by A. Rossos
Russia in Manchuria 1892-1906″ by B. A. Romanov
Tsarist Russia and Balkan Nationalism” by Charles Jelavich
The Greek War of Independence” by C. M. Woodhouse
“An Old South Morality Play: Reconsidering the Social Underpinnings
of the Proslavery Ideology” by Michael Wayne
Young Man Luther” by Erik Erikson

Papers delivered at academic conferences, lectures, and seminars

2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
“Borders without Boundaries”
May 24-30, 2014 – Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
Paper: Counter-Revolutionary Hungary, Burgenland and the Banat Leitha Republic
Program Link: http://www.hungarianstudies.org/2014Brock_Program6.pdf

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012

2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Concordia University, Montreal, May 28-June 4, 2010

2010 Annual Conference of the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada
Concordia University, Montreal, May 29-30, 2010

2030 North: A National Planning Conference
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, June 1-4, 2009

Paper:The Happy Barracks? Soviet Policy Towards Hungary, 1953-56
Peace and Protest Cultures in Europe, 1945-1989
Charles University Prague, August 18-25, 2008

Paper:Miserere mei, Deus: Savonarola, Reform, and the World of the Renaissance
Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium
Carleton University, Ottawa, March 6-7, 2008

Paper:Patterns of Ascent in Christian Philosophy
Academic and Mystical Approaches to God
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper:The Aftermath of the Henrician Dissolution
Monasteries and Society in Late Medieval England
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper:William of St. Thierry and the ‘Way of the Ascent’
Academic and Mystical Approaches to God
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper:Monastic Learning in Medieval England, 1215-1539
Monasteries and Society in Late Medieval England
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper:The Word Made Flesh: Savonarola, Florence, and the New Jerusalem
Graduate History Students’ Association Lecture Series
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper:Tragedy Continued: Hungarian Minorities in the Carpathian Basin, 1989-2005
International Conference of Young Hungarians
Montreal, June 11-12, 2005

Lecture: Hungarian Minorities in Romania, Yugoslavia, and the former Czechoslovakia
Hungarian Students’ Association Lecture Series
University of Toronto, 2004

Work Related Conferences and Symposium

2014 International Health Data Linkage Conference
April 28-30, 2014 – Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Canada

“8th National Conference on Tobacco or Health”
Canadian Council for Tobacco Control
November 25-27, 2013 – Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

“Cancer and Alcohol: Myths, Evidence, Action and Precautionary Policies”
Alcohol Working Group, Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition
November 15, 2013 – Metro Hall, Toronto, Canada

Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: The Power of Partnerships”
Mayo Clinic – Mayo School of Continuious Professional Development
October 26-28, 2013 – Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Web: http://www.mayo.edu/cme/hematology-and-oncology-2013r103

Climate Change and Arctic Sea Ice; So what is all the fuss about?
Quest speaker: Dr. David Barber, Director, Centre for Earth Observation Science
The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
October 29, 2009 – Parliament Hill, West Block, Ottawa, Canada

Anticipating where the puck is going to be: using advanced technologies to keep ahead in the evolutionary struggle with the microbial world
Quest speaker: Francis A. Plummer, National Microbial Labratory
The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
September 29, 2009 – Parliament Hill, West Block, Ottawa, Canada

Life, Climate and Vanishing Ice at the Top of Canada
Quest speaker: Warwick Vincent, Centre d’Etudes Nordiques, Université de Laval
The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
March 5, 2009 – Parliament Hill, West Block, Ottawa, Canada