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Democratic Backsliding: Poland and Hungary

December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

3310 Turlington

Conversations on Europe Virtual Roundtable

Although Poland and Hungary transitioned to democracy nearly 30 years ago, there is now increasing evidence that the actions of their leaders are working to erode democracy in their respective countries. What is motivating this erosion of liberal democracy? What are the implications of these actions for democracy enthuse countries and in the region more generally? What is the role of the European Union in preventing democratic backsliding in two of its Member States? In this conversation, our expert panelists will tackle these and other questions. Audience participation is encouraged. To participate remotely, contact irm24@pitt.edu.

Iza Ding, University of Pittsburgh
Zsolt Enyedi, Central European University
Milada Vachudova, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anna Gryzmala-Busse, Stanford University

Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh

Made possible with support from the European Commission, University of Pittsburgh European Studies Center, Georgia Tech Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, Illinois European Union Center, and Florida International University


December 3, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm