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Democracy Institute People

People

The Institute is led by Laszlo Bruszt, Professor of Sociology specializing in regime change and former acting President and Rector of CEU, and Renata Uitz, Professor (and former Head) of the CEU Department of Legal Studies, and former Chair (Director) of the Comparative Constitutional Law program (2007-20).

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.

Leadership

Laszlo Bruszt Co-Director
Renata Uitz Co-Director
Democracy in History
Balazs Trencsenyi Lead Researcher / CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Zsolt Cziganyik Research Affiliate
Anna Grutza OSUN Doctoral Fellow
Gabor Klaniczay CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Laszlo Kontler CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Andras Kovacs CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Anna Menyhert Research Affiliate
Zoltan Miklosi CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Vladimir Petrovic Research Affiliate
Istvan Rev CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor / Director of Open Society Archive
Marsha Siefert CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Orsolya Sudar Junior Research Fellow
Katalin Szende CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Renata Uitz Co-director / CEU Professor
De- and Re-Democratization
Andreas Schedler Lead Researcher / Senior Research Fellow
Daniel Bochsler CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Matthijs Bogaards CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Andras Bozoki CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Laszlo Bruszt Co-director / CEU Professor
Zsolt Enyedi Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Dorit Geva CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Erin Kristin Jenne CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
David Karas OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Janos Kis Senior Research Fellow / CEU University Professor
Eszter Kovats Research Affiliate
Levente Littvay CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Balint Madlovics Junior Research Fellow
Balint Magyar Senior Research Fellow
Jennifer McCoy Research Affiliate
Carlos Melendez OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Inna Melnykovska CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor
Wolfgang Merkel Senior Research Fellow
Vera Messing Research Fellow
Zoltan Miklosi CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Filip Milacic Research Affiliate
Edgar Sar Research Affiliate
Carsten Q. Schneider CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Andras Szalai Research Fellow
Lili Turza Research Affiliate
Franziska Wagner Junior Research Affiliate
Environment and Democracy
Stephen Stec Lead Researcher / Senior Research Fellow
Antoni Abat i Ninet Post-doctoral Fellow
Alexios Antypas CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Daragh John Hamilton Junior Research Affiliate
Eva Schwab OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Tamara Steger CEU Research Affiliate/ CEU Associate Professor
Inequalities and Democracy
Violetta Zentai Lead Researcher / Research Fellow / CEU Associate Professor
Taraf Abu Hamdan Research Assistant
Zsuzsanna Arendas Research Fellow
Abel Beremenyi Research Affiliate
Andrew Cartwright Research Fellow / CEU Associate Professor
Cansu Civelek Post-doctoral Fellow
Cristina Corduneanu-Huci CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Anil Duman CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Olena Fedyuk Research Affiliate
Anna Fejos Research Affiliate
Dorottya Fekete Research Assistant
Roland Ferkovics Policy Officer
Alberto Fierro OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Eva Fodor CEU Research Affiliate
Adrienn Gyory Post-doctoral Fellow
Marek Hojsik Policy Officer
Agnes Kende Research Affiliate
Andrea Krizsan Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Inna Melnykovska CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor
Vera Messing Research Fellow
Anand Murugesan CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor
Gabor Petri OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Laura Rahm Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Dorottya Redai Research Affiliate
Leyla Safta-Zecheria Research Affiliate
Eva Schwab OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Bernadett Sebaly Research Affiliate
Julia Szalai Senior Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Dorottya Szikra Research Fellow
Georgiana Turculet Research Affiliate
Media and Technology
Eva Bognar Senior Program Officer
Kate Coyer CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Visiting Professor
Marius Dragomir Senior Program Manager
Dumitrita Holdis Project Officer
Judit Szakacs Research Fellow
Rule of Law
Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov Lead Researcher / Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Antoni Abat i Ninet Post-doctoral Fellow
Petr Agha Research Affiliate
Petra Bard CEU Research Affiliate
Elena Basheska OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Mariam Begadze OSUN Doctoral Fellow
Rodion Belkovich Research Affiliate
Violeta Besirevic CEU Research Affiliate
Andrey Bystrov Research Affiliate
Sarah Ganty Research Affiliate
Barbara Grabowska-Moroz Post-doctoral Fellow
Joelle Grogan Research Fellow
Martin Krygier Senior Research Fellow
Teodora Miljojkovic OSUN Doctoral Fellow
Andras Laszlo Pap CEU Research Affiliate
Laurent Pech Senior Research Fellow
Evgeny Romanovskiy Research Affiliate
Wojciech Sadurski Senior Research Fellow
Andras Sajo Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Renata Uitz Co-director / CEU Professor
Jacquelyn Veraldi Junior Research Fellow
Garvan Walshe Research Affiliate
Review of Democracy
Michal Matlak Managing Editor
Oliver Garner Editor
Katarzyna Krzyzanowska Editor
Ferenc Laczo Editor
Robert Nemeth Communications and Outreach Officer / Editor, Review of Democracy
Borderless Knowledge
Zsolt Enyedi Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Flora Laszlo Director, Community Engagement Office
CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy (DILA)
Zsuzsanna Szelenyi Program Director
Eva Bognar Senior Program Officer
Patricia David Program Assistant / DILA intern
Zsolt Enyedi Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Saanika Jha DILA Intern
Janka Novak DILA Intern
Matyas Tompa DILA Intern
Renata Uitz Co-director / CEU Professor
Istvan Bibo Szabadegyetem
Marcell Sebok CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor
Andrea Peto CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Administrative Staff
Judit Benke Program Coordinator
Patricia David Program Assistant / DILA intern
Gabriella Gobl Program Coordinator
Lilla Jakobs Senior Program Manager
Viktoria Koszegi Program Officer
Robert Nemeth Communications and Outreach Officer / Editor, Review of Democracy
Zselyke Tofalvi Program Coordinator
Borbala Varga Program Officer