András Török is a Hungarian cultural-philanthropy specialist, author and non-profit businessman. A former dissident, teacher, translator, and editor of underground and overground publications, András served as deputy minister for culture and as president of the National Cultural Fund (1994-98). He also worked as the founding director of the Hungarian House of Photography. Since 2003, he has been the founding director of Summa Artium, a charity that is a bridge between the arts and business worlds in Hungary. He is the author of four books, including Budapest: A Critical Guide, which is now in its eighth edition. Between 2004 and 2012, he was on the board of the European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam.
Should we fear democracy?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student