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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

DI and European Forum Alpbach Host Thomas Carothers and Ivan Krastev

In a first-time collaboration, the CEU Democracy Institute and European Forum Alpbach presented the discussion “Comparing Right-Wing Illiberalism in the United States and Europe—and Beyond.”

DI Mourns the Passing of Julia Szalai

We will always remember our colleague for her academic brilliance, moral unassailability, and warm collegiality.

Renata Uitz Presented Her Ongoing Research

In her presentation our Co-director Renata Uitz talked about her ongoing research project Towards Illiberal Constitutionalism in East Central Europe.

New Book by Zsuzsanna Szelenyi

The new book of Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy, entitled Tainted Democracy, offers accessible, nuanced insights into the global rise of populist autocracy, and how it can be challenged.

Italy after the Elections - Implications for National and European Politics

Our panelists analyzed the results of the Italian elections and its consequences to Europe.

How Peer Researchers Became Crucial in Researching Vulnerable Migrant Youth

The MIMY project combines analysis with empirical insights, and relies heavily on peer researchers whose role was crucial in building trust, and without whom it would have been impossible to do the research.

Job Opening: Post-doctoral Fellow

We invite applications for a full-time Post-doctoral Fellow position working on the Horizon Europe research project AUTHLIB, led by Zsolt Enyedi.

Where is Brazil Headed? - The Future of Democracy After the Presidential Elections

Our panelists analyzed the results of the presidential elections in Brazil, and discussed the prospects for democracy in the country.

Job Opening: Research Assistant - CLOSED

The CEU Democracy Institute invites applications for a research assistant position in the De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup.

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz at the European Court of Human Rights

Five Polish lawyers and activists, including our Post-doctoral Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz brought the case of wiretapping and mass data collection by Polish security agencies to the European Court of Human Rights.