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

Best Article in the European Journal of International Relations 2021

August 23, 2021
Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov have been awarded the European International Studies Association 2021 Best Article Prize in European Journal of International Relations for their paper “Trickstery: pluralising stigma in international society.”

Job talks for the position of Assistant Professor of International Political Economy (June 17-18, 2021)

June 12, 2021

Dr. Dora Piroska is Associate Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest and a Visiting Professor at the IR Department of Central European University. She holds a PhD from the CEU in Political Science/IR track. Her research focuses on the international political economy (IPE) of banking and finance, banking regulation and development finance.