Botond is a freelance journalist, foreign policy expert and analyst, and serves as the director of the St. Ignatius Jesuit College of Excellence, Budapest. His articles are published in Hungarian daily papers, weekly journals as well as online. He studied at Eötvös University Faculty of Law and earned juris doctor diploma, at Freie Universitaet Berlin, International Political Economy Department and Sciences Po Bordeaux, MA in International Relations. Botond was the founder and editor in chief of the Hungarian thematic foreign policy news portal Kitekintő.hu. Besides working at the European Parliament, he co-founded a simulation game initiative where players participate at virtual European Summit negotiations. He is an invited professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University Institute of International Relations and at Sciences Po Dijon, Campus of Central European Studies.