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The Institute is led by Laszlo Bruszt, professor of sociology specializing in regime change and former acting President and Rector of CEU, and Eva Fodor, sociologist, gender studies scholar and former Pro-Rector for the Social Sciences and Humanities at CEU.

The Institute will also be guided by an interdisciplinary Advisory Board comprised of a group of leading experts on democracy. The Institute is hiring top scholars to lead research, mobilize their networks, and build intellectual influence. A fellowship program will ensure the ongoing exchange of ideas, research, and policy practice among scholars from around the globe. Partnerships with pan-European university network CIVICA, the Open Society University Network and others, as well as the Institute’s ability to host gatherings of all kinds, will ensure the Institute is global in scope.

Area/Group

Name

Rank

Leadership Laszlo Bruszt Co-Director
  Eva Fodor Co-Director
     

Democracy in History

Balazs Trencsenyi

Lead Researcher / CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Constantin Iordachi

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Gabor Klaniczay

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Laszlo Kontler

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Andras Kovacs

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Zoltan Miklosi

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor

Istvan Perczel

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Istvan Rev

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor / Director of Open Society Archive

 

Orsolya Sudar

Junior Research Fellow

Katalin Szende

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

     
De-/Re-Democratization Zsolt Enyedi

Lead Researcher / CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

 

Matthijs Bogaards

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor

Andras Bozoki

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

  Laszlo Bruszt

Co-director / CEU Professor

Erin Kristin Jenne

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

  David Karas

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Janos Kis

Senior Research Fellow / CEU University Professor

 

Levente Littvay

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Balint Madlovics

Junior Research Fellow

Balint Magyar

Senior Research Fellow

 

Inna Melnykovska

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor

Wolfgang Merkel

Senior Research Fellow

Carsten Schneider

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

  Andras Szalai Research Fellow
     
Environment and Democracy Stephen Stec Lead Researcher / Senior Research Fellow
  Alexios Antypas CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
  Daragh John Hamilton Junior Research Affiliate
  Tamara Steger CEU Research Affiliate/ CEU Associate Professor
  Alan Watt CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor
     
Inequalities Eva Fodor Lead Researcher / Co-director / CEU Associate Professor
  Zsuzsanna Arendas Research Fellow
  Abel Beremenyi Research Fellow
  Andrew Cartwright Research Fellow / CEU Associate Professor
  Cristina Corduneanu-Huci CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
  Michael Dorsch CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
  Anil Duman CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
  Olena Fedyuk Research Affiliate
  Anna Fejos Junior Research Fellow
  Dorottya Fekete Junior Research Fellow
  Adrienn Gyory Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  Marek Hojsik Policy Officer
  Agnes Kende Junior Research Fellow
  Andrea Krizsan Research Fellow / CEU Associate Professor
  Inna Melnykovska CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor
  Vera Messing Research Fellow
  Andras Molnar Junior Research Fellow
  Georgeta Munteanu Policy Officer
  Peter Rado Research Fellow
  Dorottya Redai Research Fellow
  Julia Szalai Research Affiliate
  Dorottya Szikra Research Fellow
  Zsuzsa Vidra Research Fellow
  Viola Zentai Research Fellow
     

Media and Technologies

Eva Bognar

Senior Program Officer, Center for Media, Data and Society

  Marius Dragomir Senior Program Manager, Center for Media, Data and Society
  Dumitrita Holdis Project Officer, Center for Media, Data and Society
     
Rule of Law Dimitry Kochenov Lead Researcher / Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
  Angelina Atanasova Junior Research Affiliate
  Petra Bard CEU Research Affiliate
  Elena Basheska Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  Violeta Besirevic CEU Research Affiliate
  Barbara Grabowska-Moroz Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  Martin Krygier Senior Research Fellow
  Andras Laszlo Pap CEU Research Affiliate
  Laurent Pech Senior Research Fellow
  Andras Sajo Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
  Renata Uitz CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
     

Istvan Bibo Szabadegyetem

Andrea Peto

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor

Marcell Sebok

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor

     

Holbrooke Fellow

Shawn Kobb

Research Fellow

     
Review of Democracy Michal Matlak Managing Editor
  Oliver Garner Editor
  Katarzyna Krzyzanowska Editor
  Robert Nemeth Editor
     

Administrative Staff

Judit Benke

Program Coordinator

  Gabriella Gobl Program Coordiantor

Mihaela Groza

Program Coordinator

Lilla Jakobs

Senior Program Manager

Viktoria Koszegi

Program Officer

Robert Nemeth

Communications and Outreach Officer

Kinga Agnes Pall

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Zselyke Tofalvi

Program Coordinator

Borbala Varga

Program Officer