Annamária Kránicz

Placement: Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Washington D.C.: September 18 – December 17, 2018

Right on her first week, Annamária had the chance to dive in the work of CEPA and participate in the institute’s biggest conference, the leading annual transatlantic security conference in Washington DC, the 10th CEPA Forum that took place on September 24, 2018.  Annamária’s responsibilities at CEPA mainly focused on research of various topics, including Nord Stream 2 and Nordic countries; defense budgets of the NATO member states; and the coherence of the Alliance, among others. Annamária also had the chance to contribute to CEPA’s internal newsletter; attend public hearings, and participate in several roundtable discussions or seminars. Annamária was also instrumental in helping the Coalition with its preparations for the annual Mikulás Dinner and its Annual and Board Meetings.

 “Participating in the program and working at CEPA gave me a once in a lifetime experience. I could not only gain insight in the inner structure and processes of a well-established research institute, but it also contributed to my professional as well as personal development. Learning about new perspectives, deepening my knowledge and familiarizing myself with new research techniques will definitely help me in my future professional endeavors, while having a chance to be a part of Washington, DC’s lively scientific and cultural scene made me more ambitious and determined. Meeting with the Hungarian-American community was also unique experience, as it gave me an understanding about the diaspora’s aims and point of views.”

Annamária Kránicz holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Corvinus University Budapest (Budapest, Hungary) and now she is pursuing graduate studies in International Security and Defense Policy at the National University of Public Service (Budapest, Hungary). Annamária also spent a semester as an exchange student at Dublin City University (Dublin, Ireland). Throughout her university studies, Annamária aimed to supplement her theoretical knowledge with practical experience, so she interned at the Protocol Section of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, and she was a research assistant at the Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research (Budapest, Hungary), among others. Currently she is a research intern at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade focusing on the national security strategy of the U.S. supervised by leading Hungarian experts on the topic. Annamária is interested in the American political system and the foreign and defense policy of the U.S.

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