David Koranyi is a non-resident senior fellow for energy diplomacy at the Atlantic Council, a bipartisan foreign policy think tank, publishing on the geopolitics of energy, and Hungarian, European, and US foreign and energy policy. David was previously the director of the Council’s Energy Diplomacy Initiative (2016-2018), its Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative (2014-16), and deputy director of its Eurasia Center (2012-2014). He was also a nonresident fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Centre for Transatlantic Relations between 2010 and 2017.
In 2017 with the support of Google’s Digital News Initiative David co-founded NewsGamer, an online platform currently in development aiming to simulate real-life diplomatic decision-making, immersing the user into an in-depth learning process to better understand the drivers of conflicts, policy options, and their consequences.
David served as undersecretary of state and chief foreign policy and national security advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, Gordon Bajnai (2009-2010). He worked in the European Parliament as chief foreign policy adviser and head of cabinet of a Hungarian Member of the European Parliament (2004-2009). Before he was a political adviser at the Hungarian National Assembly and a junior researcher at GKI Economic Research Institute, in Budapest, Hungary.
David is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a Concordia Advisor. He was a member of the Pacific Council (2015), a recipient of the French Foreign Ministry’s Personalities of the Future Fellowship (2012) and of the German Marshall Fund’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship (2010), an Aspen Institute Socrates Fellow (2011), and a member of the Hungarian NATO Strategic Concept Special Advisory Group (2009).
David obtained his master’s degree in international relations and economics, with a major in foreign affairs from Budapest Corvinus University. He is currently attending an executive Master of Public Administration program at Columbia University in New York City.