Meet Zsolt Enyedi

December 13, 2016

Name: Zsolt Enyedi

Title: Professor, Department of Political Science / Pro-Rector for Hungarian Affairs

Number of years at CEU: 20 (Plus a year as a student in 1993-1994.)

Home city/town & country: Dej or Dés, Romania

What’s your favorite Hungarian foodTöltött káposzta (stuffed cabbage) and vinetta (eggplant-cream, Transylvanian style)

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on youFrida Kahlo, Remedios Varo, Salvador Dalí
What’s your favorite language, whether you speak it or not? Estonian

What’s your favorite quote or idiomAn intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

What do you like to do best on SundaysIn principle, to go for an excursion and then to theater. In practice, to lie on the sofa, watch TV, listen to radio, read the newspapers, all in parallel, and also try to have some work finally done, which is practically impossible given the distractions.

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in BudapestMartinovics hill, named after an anti-clerical, freemason, Jacobin ex-abbot, academic and secret agent. When he failed to gain the appreciation of the emperor, first he established a secret society fighting for constitutional monarchy and another one fighting for a republic, and, then, he exposed these organizations to the police, triggering the execution of the best talents of the country, including his own. And the view is nice, too.

What’s your guilty pleasure??? Non-guilty pleasure would be an oxymoron, wouldn’t it? I was born into a Calvinist family.
What is your favorite or most visited website or
Name one adventure you'd like to haveParagliding over a tsunami.