Introducing Levente Takács, Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellow

by | Jun 12, 2024 | News

Levente Takács


Levente Takács is a Hungarian student at SciencesPo Paris, where he studies economics and governmental sciences. With a foundation in informational technology and mathematics from high school, Levente has a keen interest in problem-solving and data analysis, which has driven his academic and extracurricular achievements.

Levente Takács

During high school, Levente’s passion for civic engagement led him to establish the Municipal Student Council in his hometown of Ajka. This initiative allowed him to organize significant local events, such as a large student job and college fair, demonstrating his early commitment to community service and youth empowerment. In France, Levente contributed to the Hungarian Youth Association as the Communications Officer. There he organized community events and managed social media efforts to connect Hungarian students abroad.

Levente’s professional journey includes working as an intern at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he serves as an Educational Consultant at Upgrade Education, where he helps university applicants improve their chances of acceptance by creating and teaching preparatory and coaching courses.

Levente’s experience in programming, debating, and case-solving competitions reflects his diverse interests and ability to excel in various disciplines. Fluent in Hungarian, English, and German, and with a working knowledge of French, he effectively navigates multilingual environments.

Outside of his academic and professional endeavors, Levente enjoys teaching children, cooking Hungarian dishes for his international friends, and running. He is always down for a coffee and exchanging ideas.

“It is truly fascinating to experience firsthand how different politics are in the US compared to Europe, especially concerning the role of government, and the general involvement of citizens in public life. Working at a Trade Association while also learning about a more neoclassical approach to economics at George Mason university is really an eye-opening and transformative experience for me.” – Levente Takács



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