Imre Okváth, Ph.D.


Permanent Address: H-2120 Dunakeszi, Závodszky Géza u. 6.

Date of Birth: 28 May 1956



1975-1981 Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Faculty of Arts History

1988 M. A. Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest

1990-1993 Scholarhip of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1999 Ph.D.

Work experience

2003- Head, Main Department of Sciences, Historical Archives of Hungarian State Security

1997-2003 Chief, Department os Analysis, Historical Office

1991-1997 Research Fellow, Institute and Museum of War History

1988-1990 Editor, Publishing House of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1981-1988 Research Fellow, Institute and Museum of War History

Main Research Topics

- Hungarian Military Policy 1945-1990

- Hungarian Military Intelligence activities 1956-1990

International conferences

- PHP Workshop October 8, 2001 Florence

Imre Okváth, Cold War History Research Center, Budapest.

- PHP Conference on NATO, the Warsaw Pact and the European non-alignad 1949-1975: Threat assessments, doctrines and war plans.

Spitzbergen (Longyearbyen), Norway June 12-14, 2003

Imre Okváth: The Hungarian People's Army integration into the WP and its war plans during the 1960s and 1970s.

- Military History Working Group 4th International Conference, Military Institute and Museum, March 29, 2004

Imre Okváth: Reorganization of the Hungarian People's Army, 1956-1962.

- Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Conference on Intelligence in Waging the Cold War:NATO, the Warsaw Pact, and the Neutrals 1949-1990.

Oslo/Norway April 28-May 1, 2005

Imre Okváth: Hungarian Military Intelligence Activities in the 1960s

- University of Southern Denmark, Conference on The History of Hungary after 1945

Odense, March 29-30, 2008

Imre Okváth: János Kádár years, 1956-1988.

List of Selected Publications

- Additional information to the history of the Hungarian Military Intelligence, 1956-1989. Reconnaissance Review, 2008. November pp.60.93.
- Military trial inside the "Katpol" between 1948-1953. In: The Century of Reprisal. Political Terror and Violence in Hungary in the 20. Century. Salgótarján-Budapest, 2008. pp.125-142.
- The Hungarian Army and the Military Counterintelligence , 1955-1956. In: ÁVH-Policy-1956. The Political Situation and the Hungarian State Security Services in Hungary, 1956. Ed: Okváth Imre , Budapest, 2007. pp. 45-68
- War Plans of the Hungarian Army, 1948-1962. Military Review, 2006/1. pp. 34-53
- The Warsaw Pact and the Hungarian Revolution. In: "Thirteen days, which .. Studies on the History of the 56' Hungarian Revolution and the Fight for Freedom.Ed: Horváth Miklós. Budapest, 2003. pp. 61-74
- Hungary in the Warsaw Pact. The Initial Phase of Integration 1957-1971. Paralel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
- Metamorphosis of the Military elite, 1945-1950.In: Military trials in the period of the Communist Autocrascy 1945-1958. Essays on reprisals against the members of the Military Forces of Beginnings Years of the Cold War. Ed: Okváth Imre. Budapest, 2001. pp. 11-35
- Bastion on the front line of the Peace. Hungarian Military Force and Military Policy 1945-1956. Budapest, 1998. p. 350