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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

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.

Budapest Forum 2022: From Russia’s War in Ukraine and the Energy Crisis to Fake News and Polarization

The event, co-organized by Budapest Municipality, Political Capital and CEU Democracy Institute, hosted domestic and international thinkers and gave space to innovative, unusual, bold ideas and proposals to put the city back on the progressive intellectual map of the region.

New Book by Andras Bozoki

Utilizing a new and original framework for examining the role of intellectuals in countries transitioning to democracy, the volume of our Research Affiliate Andras Bozoki analyzes the rise and fall of dissident intellectuals in Hungary in the late 20th century.

Andrea Peto Receives Human Rights Award

We are proud to announce that our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto received the University of Oslo Human Rights Award 2022, for defending academic freedom and institutional autonomy.