Péter Radó

Péter Radó

Péter Radó, public policy expert and education specialist

Péter Radó earned his MA degree in history and archive in 1983 at Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest. Between 1983 and 1988 he worked as a librarian, from 1988 he was a research associate and later the head of the Research Group for Minorities in the National Library of Foreign Languages and Literature. In this position he carried out several empirical sociological research projects about minorities in Hungary and in the neighboring countries.
Between 1994 and 1996 he was the head of the Department for Minorities and later the head of the Directorate of Civil Relations in the Ministry of Culture and Education where he was in charge of supervising the work of the Departments for Minorities, Youth, Hungarians in the Neighboring Countries and Nonprofit Organizations.
After his resignation he worked as a research associate of the Research Center of the National Institute for Public Education and started to work as special advisor to the Education Program Support Unit of OSI. From 1998 he has been working as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Educational Policy in the Open Society Institute, Budapest.
Between 2003 and 2007 he was the director of the Center for Educational Policy. Péter Radó has been teaching educational policy analysis, the analysis of education systems and education of minorities in several university programs. He worked in several Eastern-European and Central Asian countries as educational policy consultant (Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, Romania,) He provided technical assistance to government educational strategy development projects (Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia), participated in capacity building projects (Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia,) and worked as consultant for various institutions and development agencies in these countries.
He is the member of the boards of several charity organizations (e.g. the Chairman of the Board of the Ec-Pec Foundation).
Péter Radó published more than 50 studies.