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Márton Ugrósdy is the director of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest, Hungary. His research interests cover transatlantic issues, energy security, and US foreign policy in Central and Eastern Europe. He joined IFAT in 2015 as a part-time research fellow, to become deputy director in early 2017. He serves as the director of IFAT since July 2018. Before joining the Institute, Márton worked as the editor-in-chief of Kitekintő.hu, Hungary’s only thematic news portal dealing exclusively with international relations for seven years, where he also led the North America column. Márton is a graduate of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest with a major in political science, where he also received the prestigious Republican Scholarship for academic excellence twice during his studies. Márton is also a part-time assistant lecturer at Corvinus University of Budapest. He is an alumnus of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund, which allowed him to gain work experience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.