Boldizsar Nagy

Title/position: Associate Professor, Department of International Relations

Number of years at CEU:  23

Home city/town & country: Budapest

What’s your favorite Hungarian food?

Paprikas krumpli, a type of potato stew with paprika and sausage  

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

El Kazovszkij, Paul Klee, Palladio

What’s your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?

Hungarian - it is part of my existence

What’s your hidden skill or talent?


What’s your favorite quote or idiom?

"You know this well: the poet never lies,

The real is not enough; through its disguise

Tell us the truth which fills the mind with light

Because, without each other, all is night.

Through Madame Chauchat's body Hans Castorp sees,

So train us to be our own witnesses."

Attila Jozsef: Welcome to Thomas Mann

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

Hiking/walking in the mountains/woods. Going to a concert in the evening.

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

The small woods next to Kiscelli Museum, and the museum itself.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Good cakes. Dobostorta. Walnut torta. Pier Marcolini chocolate. Weninger-Gere: Phoenix cuvee

What is your favorite or most visited website or blog?

News-sites, unfortunately. The EU site. For fun: Tech-geek sites

Name one adventure you’d like to have:

Space jump. (Travel in outer space)