Xymena Kurowska in the roundtable discussion on the geopolitics of the war in Ukraine

April 5, 2022

What are the likely geopolitical implications of the war in Ukraine?

We are holding a roundtable on the geopolitical implications of the war in the Ukraine. The panelists will address three sets of questions: 
• How does the war affect countries in Africa and Eastern Europe, as well as China? And how have these countries reacted?
• What role do the United Nations and other global and regional International Organisations play in the politics of the war?

Varieties of Nationalism in the Age of Covid-19

February 3, 2022

New article on the role of nationalism and populism in the Covid-19 pandemic by our professor Erin Jenne.

Democratic Erosion in Comparative Perspective: Hungary and Brazil

January 25, 2022

This panel examines two dramatic cases of democratic erosion in the world today: Hungary and Brazil. Both electorates voluntarily chose leaders, Orbán in Hungary and Bolsonaro in Brazil, who have undermined the quality of democratic governance in their respective countries. Our panelists explain why populations brought these figures to power, what governing strategies Orbán and Bolsonaro have used since assuming office, their approaches toward their economies and corruption, and ideas for restoring democratic quality, including media freedom.

The Hayseed Scholar Podcast with Xymena Kurowska

January 25, 2022

Xymena Kurowska of Central European University joins the Hayseed Scholar podcast. Professor Kurowska grew up in the northern part of Poland, at a time of world and local transition. She discusses what it was like to move around to 'closed' cities in a military family, having a father who served in the Polish military and also in a UN peacekeeping operation in Southern Lebanon. Xymena recalls how a karate injury almost kept her out of going to a university, and how she came to study International Relations.

Béla Greskovits receives the 2021 East European Politics Best Article Prize

December 10, 2021

Congratulations to our Professor Béla Greskovits for winning the 2021 East European Politics Best Article Prize for his article "Rebuilding the Hungarian right through conquering civil society: the Civic Circles Movement". This article has already received the best article prize of the Hungarian Sociological Association just a month ago.

You can read the article here