Ádám Imre Szűcs is a lawyer, diplomat, director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a research fellow at the MCC School of International Relations. Born in Budapest in 1988, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of ELTE University in 2012, and studied international public and business law in Amsterdam on a scholarship for a semester during his undergraduate studies. After graduation, he worked briefly as a political analyst at the Századvég Foundation and since autumn 2012 she has been a staff member at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He started his career with European Union affairs, where he coordinated the professional preparation of European Council meetings at home, and later served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the State Secretary for Security Policy and Chief Policy Adviser to the Deputy Foreign Minister. For 3 years, he had headed the tied aid crediting unit of the ministry. Since 2019, he has been in charge of the Hungarian Diplomatic Academy and the ministry's foreign policy knowledge centre.Adam's MCC affiliation began in 2004 as a student in the High School Program, and later, during his undergraduate years, he studied at the MCC School of International Relations, in addition to his law studies. From 2016 to 2020, he was the Head of the School of International Relations at MCC, and since 2020 he has been working as a research fellow of the IR School and teacher of the High School Programme. He is a regular guest lecturer at several universities in Hungary.He met his wife as an MCC classmate and they have one son.
Ádám Imre Szűcs
Degrees in higher education
Eotvos Lorand University - lawyer - 2012
Further accredited trainings/courses
Mathias Corvinus Collegium - International relations - 2012
Mathias Corvinus Collegium - Leadership Academy - 2012
Eotvos Lorand University - Department of Private International Law and European Economic Law - visiting lecturer - 2014-2022
Károli Gáspár University - Faculty of Law - visiting lecturer - 2021-
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Director General - 2019-
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Division of Tied Aid Credits - Head of Division - 2017-2019
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Cabinet of the Deputy Minister - Chief Political Advisor - 2016-2017
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Cabinet of State Secretary for Security Policy and International Cooperation - Deputy Chief of Cabinet - 2014-2016
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Secretariat for European Union Affairs - Advisor - 2012-2014
Századvég Foundation - Policy Analyst - 2012
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Erasmus scholarship - 2010
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Ministerial Commendation - 2022
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - State Secretarial Commendation - 2021
Hungarian State - Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary - 2011
National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations, European Public Law Section - Best Opponent Award - 2011
English - high proficiency
German - intermediate proficiency
French - basic proficiency
Latin - intermediate proficiency
Present and past of Hungarian foreign policy strategy
Foreign policy reporting in modern diplomacy
Foreign policy planning methods
Gül Baba Tomb Heritage Foundation - member of the supervisory board - 2023-
European External Action Service - member of the Head of Delegations Selection Panel - 2021-
Hungarian Space Board - member - 2014-2016
Hope for Children Foundation Hungary - chair of the supervisory board - 2011-2016
"Secrets" of the International Relations TriangleThe course aims to provide a historical and structural introduction to strategic thinking in foreign policy, with a particular focus on the poles of the foreign relations triangle, the interplay between foreign policy, diplomacy and international law.
Diplomacy in PracticeThe course aims to familiarise students with the basic structures of foreign policy thinking and practice. In this context, the course reviews the evolutionary path that has shaped the form of international contact as we know it today. It shows how a modern state implements its external relations functions through a system of institutions. It provides an independent discussion of reporting and analysis, both public and non-public, which form the cornerstone of diplomatic functions. Finally, it examines the specific forms of modern, diversified diplomacy (multilateral diplomacy, EU diplomacy, public diplomacy).
23 Maps about the World in 2023The aim of the course is to discuss the key challenges in world politics, using maps as a visualization tool. The course examines maps that present a current international issue or challenge in an informative way. In addition to examining the maps, the course also discusses these issues.
International Law in the Pop CultureThe course explores some thematic issue of international law through the lens of well-known or lesser-known movies that explore the relevant legal dilemmas of international public law. Movies: Argo, Hotel Rwanda, Dr. Strangelove, KAL-007
International Law and DiplomacyThe course aims to examine the practical areas of diplomacy through the regulatory structures of public international law.
International policy and diplomacy simulationsThe aim of the course is to achieve complex solutions to fictitious or real international crisis situations and dilemmas using simulation games methodology. In the block sessions of the course, the participants has the opportunity to work on the case in question, explore possible solutions and develop compromises between the actors in an extended time frame. During the course, they are able to try out several negotiation formats in policy-making and diplomatic roles.
International humanitarian law consequences of the privatization of war
The German Defense Policy after the Russian-Ukrainian conflict
Economics of the Hungarian and Danish labour market