Who We Are
Márton SULYOK JD, LLM in Anglo-Saxon Law and English Legal Translation and PhD in Law and Political Sciences from the University of Szeged, where he has been working for in different academic and management positions since 2007. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Institute of Public Law of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (in Szeged), and the head of the Public Law Center at MCC (Mathias Corvinus Collegium) in Budapest. He previously worked for the Ministry of Justice in Budapest and has been an Alternate Member on the Management Board of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (2015-2020) dealing with a variety of human rights issues, among others, contributed to the editing of the Annual Report on the Application of the EU Charter (now Fundamental Rights Report).
Mónika MERCZ, A graduate of the University of Miskolc with a degree in law, she specialized as an English legal translator. She is currently working as a Professional Coordinator at the Public Law Center of Mathias Corvinus Collegium Foundation, while completing her PhD studies in Law and Political Sciences at the Doctoral School of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, where her research topic examines how constitutional identity manifests in essential state functions of the Member States of the European Union.
Further areas of research include: the data protection aspects of DNA testing, the examination of regulations enshrined in Article P) of the Fundamental Law, childrens’ rights and Artificial Intelligence. She is a member of the editorial board of the Constitutional Discourse blog.
Lilla Nóra Kiss is a Post-Graduate Visiting Research Fellow and an adjunct faculty at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University. During her post-doctoral research, she undertakes a comparative analysis of how the US and the EU approach regulating social media. In addition, as an adjunct faculty member at Scalia Law School, she teaches Antitrust Law. Lilla completed her JD in 2015 at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. During her doctoral studies, she undertook the General and Juridical Mediator course and immersed herself in several international law programs (the Regional Academy on the United Nations (RAUN); the Academy of European Law (AEL) summer schools at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy).
Lilla completed her doctorate in 2018 and defended her thesis on the legal issues of Brexit in 2019. In 2020, she completed her third degree in European and International Business Law LLM at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to her academic studies, Lilla conducted lectures and seminars on European Union law and European and International Business Law in both English and Hungarian. Her professional accomplishments led to her nomination for the Wolters Kluwer Law Award in the category of Young Legal Talent of the year (2021). She also served as a senior counselor specializing in EU law at the Hungarian Ministry of Justice, State Secretariat for European Union Affairs. As such, she has provided legal advice on institutional matters between the EU and the Member States, on the Future of Europe Conference, and on some special topics, including social media, which inspired her to apply to the Hungary Foundation’s Liberty Bridge Program.
Lilla has over a hundred scientific records, including academic and informative publications and presentations. Lilla is a founding editor of the Constitutional Discourseblog, an advisor to the Regional Dialogue for Security and Science blog, a co-editor-in-chief of the Külügyi MűhelyGyorselemzés sorozat (Foreign Affairs Rapid Analysis Series). Lilla is a founding member of the Freedom and Identity in Central Europe (FICE) working group. FICE promotes greater transatlantic insight and fosters an appreciation of the unique cultural identities and freedoms existing in Central Europe today.
Norbert TRIBL is a senior lecturer at the International and Regional Studies Institute of the University of Szeged. He received his PhD in 2020, his thesis is on the applicability of constitutional identity in the European supranational space. He studied economics from 2019-2022. In 2023, he passed the Hungarian bar exam. As a university lecturer, he teaches State Theory and Constitutional Law.
As an advisor to the Hungarian Constitutional Court between 2020 and 2023, he examined the place of the constitutional courts of the Member States of the European Union in the integration process, mainly from the perspective of constitutional identity and the responsibility of constitutional courts for integration.
He is currently the Dean’s representative for public relations at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of University of Szeged. He is currently a member of the Digitalization and Democracy research group of the Societal Challenges Competence Centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences Cluster of the Centre of Excellence for Interdisciplinary Research, Development and Innovation of the University of Szeged, where he is examining the impact of the technology sector and the digitalizing world on essential state functions and state sovereignty.
Since 2020, he has been the editor of the Constitutional Discourse Blog.