Laszlo Borhi is the Peter A. Kadas Chair in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at IU. Previously, he has held the György Ránki Hungarian Chair in the Department. He was also a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Department in 2013. He spent the fall of 1996 as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Department of History at Dartmouth College. Borhi has been a guest lecturer and professor in a number of universities in Hungary and the U.S..
Borhi earned a master's degree in history and political science from Indiana University Bloomington and holds from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, a doctoral degree. In 2012, Borhi received the highest attainable degree in Hungary, the Doctor of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 2006 he was awarded Hungary's first privately established prize for scholars, the Bezerédj Zolán Prize, as well as the Hungarian Republic Gold Cross of Merit. Borhi's research appears in numerous books and scholarly articles.