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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

Call for Papers for the Conference ‘Forging New Solidarities: Networks of (Academic) Activism and Precarity’

The organizers invite papers for the RINGS Conference and Annual Meeting - Forging New Solidarities: Networks of (Academic) Activism and Precarity, to be held on October 25-26, 2021, in Budapest.

Andrea Peto Named Member of Royal Irish Academy’s Independent Review Panel

We are happy to announce that our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto has been named as a member of the Independent Review Panel of the Royal Irish Academy.

Eva Bognar and Judit Szakacs Presented Study to European Parliament

Our Center for Media, Data and Society’s Judit Szakacs and Eva Bognar presented their study on the impact of foreign disinformation campaigns about minorities and migrants for the European Parliament’s INGE Committee.

“You Cannot Defend Liberal Democracy by Having Laws Against Foreign Interference”

Is Fudan University really a Trojan horse? How does the campus, planned in Budapest, fit into the context of global higher education and geopolitics? The latest roundtable discussion organized by the CEU Democracy Institute and the China in Europe Research Network explored questions around the Chinese university’s planned and widely debated Hungarian branch.

Democracy in History Workgroup Partners in CIVICA Project

The new CIVICA Research Project, entitled “Democracy and Its Discontents. A Historical Examination of the Current Predicament of Democracy,” offers a thorough historical investigation capable of defining a genealogy of the current democratic malaise.

Attitudes Towards Technocracy and Populism: New Project Approved

the proposal of Bernhard Wessels, Alex Trechsel and our Research Affiliate Levente Littvay for the inclusion of populism and technocracy attitude items in the European Social Survey's online panel CRONOS-2 has been accepted.

Marius Dragomir in Parliamentary Hearing in the UK

Marius Dragomir, Director of the CEU Democracy Institute’s Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) attended a UK parliamentary group briefing to discuss shifts in policy, funding and technology that influence journalism and the future of public service media in the face of politicized appointments and privatization.

“Our Society Creates a Tremendous Amount of Opportunities for Corruption”

The online roundtable organized by CEU Democracy Institute sought answers to questions like how democracy can serve voters rather than elites when corruption is systemic, or how democratic institutions can be maintained in the face of opposition from corrupt elites.

Environment and Democracy Workgroup to Partner on €6.8 Million Environmental Citizenship Project

We are happy to announce that the Horizon2020 project, REAL_DEAL was approved. Our Environment and Democracy workgroup is a consortium partner in this EUR 6.8 Million project led by Trilateral Research and European Environmental Bureau.

“Do the People Feel That Democracy Is Delivering for Them?”

It is the different levels of plurality that characterizes California and Hungary, Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary said in a conversation with Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of CEU.