András Derzsi-Horváth

András Derzsi-Horváth

Research Associate

András Derzsi-Horváth is a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. He works on projects related to humanitarian action and peace & security, with a focus on governance, financing and non-Western actors. In addition to advising humanitarian organizations, András investigates security assistance and armed non-state actors in Iraq and Syria. He is currently an international fellow in the Brown Humanitarian Innovation Initiative.

András has worked as a delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Iraq, as an editor for the International Relations and Security Network and as an independent consultant for the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge. During his studies, he volunteered for the Association of Diplomacy in Practice, a student association at Corvinus University of Budapest. He also interned at the Middle East desk of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

András holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Central European University in Budapest. He was given the university’s Academic Pro-Rector’s Excellence Award for achieving the highest GPA in 2011. He also holds a joint master’s degree in international relations and economics as well as a bachelor’s degree in oriental languages and cultures, all from Hungarian state universities. His academic work has covered a wide range of topics, such as energy policy, conflict research, linguistics and social network analysis. He has received stipends from the Hungarian Scholarship Board, the Central European University and the European Commission. He has conducted research and studied in China, Kuwait and Russia.

Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hungarian

Recent Publications

Research Paper 16 January 2017

Literature Review of Local, Regional or Sub-State Defense Forces in Iraq

by Erica Gaston, András Derzsi-Horváth, Christine van den Toorn, Sarah Mathieu-Comtois
GPPi & American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Commentary 28 November 2016

Western Populism Is a Fundamental Threat to the Humanitarian System

by András Derzsi-Horváth
The Guardian

Commentary 25 May 2016

We Need Less Paperwork and More Aid in Humanitarian Work

by Julia Steets, András Derzsi-Horváth
The Guardian

Commentary 24 May 2016

Old Habits Die Hard at World Humanitarian Summit

by Julia Steets, András Derzsi-Horváth
Deutsche Welle

Report 12 May 2016

Drivers and Inhibitors of Change in the Humanitarian System

by Julia Steets, Andrea Binder, András Derzsi-Horváth, Susanna Krüger, Lotte Ruppert

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