We would like to invite you for a debate with prof. Joachim Becker, which is organized in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations Prague. In light of upcoming parliamentary elections in Hungary our guests will discuss the past and the future of nationalist right in this Central European context.
On April 3, the parliamentary elections in Hungary could be a turning moment for the country but also the whole Central European political landscape. We will discuss the Hungarian elections to answer several questions on the past and especially future of nationalist right in this Central European context: Will Viktor Orbán win again and why is Fidesz so strong after many years in power? Or has the United for Hungary opposition found any viable strategy to overcome the phenomenon of nationalist or conservative right worth following elsewhere? Are the socio-economic topics or socio-cultural ones dominating the rise and (potential) fall of nationalist right? And would Fidesz´s loss actually change anything in Hungary or, more generally, Central Europe and beyond?
Pavel Barša is a Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University. Among other areas, his current research deals with the present neo-nationalist turn in Central Europe and can be found in his newly co-edited book Central European Cultural Wars: Beyond Post-Communism and Populism.
Zora Hesová is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University. Among other areas, her research deals with the cultural wars in Central Europe and can be found in her newly co-edited book Central European Cultural Wars: Beyond Post-Communism and Populism.
Joachim Becker is a Professor of Political Economy at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Among other areas, his research focuses on the dependent economic development, integration and disintegration processes, and the rise of nationalist right in Central Europe. He is also an Editor of the social science journal Kurswechsel and regular commentator for Slovak daily Pravda.
The event will be in person on the 30th of February at 18:00 at the Faculty of Arts, Celetná 20, room C247.
Before attending, please fill out the registration form at the Institute of International Relations Prague site.