Violetta Zentai

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Violetta Zentai "has worked as Project Manager at OSI’s Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative since 2004. She has also supported the work of the International Policy Fellowships Program and collaborated with the Network Women’s Program in various capacities. She has been Acting Director of the Center for Policy Studies at Central European University (CEU) since 2001 and Director since 2003. She is a visiting lecturer in CEU’s public policy and social anthropology programs. Zentai is also the spokesperson for the Foundation for the Women of Hungary. Recently her research and capacity building projects have focused on democratic governance and decentralization, gender equality, and cultures of capitalism in post-socialist transformations. Her recent publications include: “Gender Equality Policy or Gender Mainstreaming: The Case of Hungary” in Policy Studies (with Andrea Krizsan, 2006); “From Civil Society Development to Policy Research” (with Andrea Krizsan) in Stone, D. and Maxwell, S., eds, Global Knowledge Networks and International Development (Routledge, 2005); and Faces of Local Democracy (co-editor, with Gabor Soos]]; OSI-Budapest, 2005)." [1]

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  1. Think Tank Fund Sub-Board, [[Open Society Institute, accessed November 18, 2008.