About

Tamás Meszerics

Tamás Meszerics
politician

Hungary
Lehet Más A Politika
Date of Birth: 4th of December 1964.

Tamás Meszerics was born on the 4th of December 1964 in Győr, Hungary. He has been living in Budapest since 1973. He graduated from ELTE’s Miklós Radnóti High School in 1983; then obtained his MA degree in English and History at the Lóránd Eötvös Science University (ELTE) in 1990. He earned his doctorate in 1996 and his PhD in 2000, both in contemporary history.

He is an assistant professor in the Political Science department of the Central European University. He conducted research and gave lectures at the University of Leeds, Cambridge and Harvard among others. He is a member of the Hungarian Political Science Association.

He entered politics during his years in college, obtaining his defining political experiences before the regime change in ‘89-‘90. From 1989 to 1995, he was a member of the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ), although he did not hold any official functions. He participated in the debate of the Agenda of Politics Can Be Different (LMP) during the autumn of 2008 and he has been a member of the Party since November 2008.

Between September 2009 and June 2010, he was the Secretary of the National Board of the Party, becoming a member of the Party’s National Political Committee later, holding that title until the spring of 2011. He has helped the LMP caucus as a policy adviser in foreign policy and security policy ever since the Party got elected to Parliament.

He is also a member of the Board of Ecopolis (Ökopolisz), LMP’s party foundation. He has been an MEP since May 25th 2014 as a member of The Greens/EFA political group. He is married and a proud father of two children.

Member

  • Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Lehet Más A Politika (Hungary)
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

Substitute

  • Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly