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October 2017

Hungary’s Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Throughout the first half of the 20th century, Hungary’s national borders continually shifted as a result of various treaties, wars, and geopolitical alignments. There are now significant Hungarian-speaking communities in Slovakia, Serbia, Ukraine, and most notably Romania, its biggest neighbor to the east. This lecture aims to introduce the place and role of Hungarian foreign policy and diplomatic relations on the tumultuous stage of European politics and conflicts. It will shed light on the reasons for why the country’s foreign policy…

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Re-Electing President Putin: Protest, Elections, and Regime Stability in Russia

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A year ahead of the March 2018 presidential elections, the Kremlin is engaging in two risky strategies. First, it projects that President Putin would win re-election with seventy percent of the vote and seventy percent turnout, a very high bar even in controlled elections. Second, in collaboration with the Moscow Mayor, President Putin launched a massive reconstruction project that would relocate twenty percent of city residents. The rapid implementation of the vague policy abrogated property rights and sparked a new…

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November 2017

The Politics of History in East Central Europe after 1989: From Liberal Consensus to Memory Wars

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The politics of history has been one of the constitutive elements of the new democracies in East Central Europe after 1989. ‘Coming to terms with the communist past’ was especially important as a means of securing the legitimacy of new democratic regimes. The communist past increasingly became a field of political struggle with distinct variants of politics of memory being used as expedient political tools. The most visible of these was the anti-communist memory politics symbolized by newly created, powerful…

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