Rodrigo Ballester is the Head of the Center for European Studies at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest. He holds a law degree from the San Pablo University in Madrid and a Master’s degree in European Law (LL.M) from the College of Europe in Bruges (2002). Former EU official, he spent 16 years in Brussels, both in the European Parliament and the European Commission, notably as member of staff of the Hungarian Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (2014-2019). Since 2010, he is a visiting professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Dijon campus) where he teaches European Law. He extensively publishes in the press (Le Figaro, Atlantico.fr, ElDebate.es, El American, Newsweek, Mandiner, Index) and appears on radio (Radio France, Kossuth Radio) and TV shows (El Toro TV, Hir TV). He has been active in denouncing the dangers of cancel culture and woke ideology. Father of three.