Tibor Dessewffy

Tibor Dessewffy (born December 28 1962) is a Hungarian sociologist. He obtained a degree in Law in 1989 and in Sociology at the Eötvös University. He obtained a PhD in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam in 1996. He was a visiting fellow at the New School for Social Research in 1998 and Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh in 2001. He won the Pro Scientia and Erdei Ferenc Prize for his academic achievement. He is the scientific leader of the Hungarian researches of the World Internet Project and member of the National Council for Communication and Information Technology. Fields of interest: theories of information society, social effects of the technological development and the sociology of everyday life. Dessewffy is currently chairman of the DEMOS think tank Hungary Foundation and associate professor at the Faculty of Social Siences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.