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Tainted Democracy in Hungary

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: February 27, 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

Zsuzsanna Szelényi is a Hungarian foreign policy specialist and former politician, director at the Democracy Institute Leadership Academy of the Central European University. In the 1990s, she was an activist and member of parliament for Fidesz, then a liberal anti-Communist party. After working at the Council of Europe for fifteen years, she returned to politics representing the liberal opposition 'Together party' until 2018. (Zsuzsanna was a recipient of a Europe’s Future fellowship from the IWM and Richard von Weizsäcker fellowship from the Robert Bosch Academy.)”

The discussion around her recently published book 'Tainted Democracy, Viktor Orbán and the Subversion of Hungary' will reflect on how Orbán consolidated his grip on power, what is the impact on its neighbours and Europe and the lessons to be drawn from the Hungarian experience.

Moderated by Anna Urbanová.

The discussion will be in English.


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