The collapse of a robust constitutional democracy in Hungary provides much food for thought about the vulnerabilities of democratic governance and the ways that those committed to constitutionalism, democracy and the rule of law can challenge backsliding states. “Thinking through Hungary” brings together people who are concerned about recent developments in Hungary. Some members of our group are researching current domestic politics in Hungary; others focus on Hungary’s various pasts. Some are interested in the EU and the challenges that Hungary poses to its continued operation as a constitutional community while others work on post-communism and its legacies in Europe. “Thinking through Hungary” provides a forum for us to share our thoughts. We meet to present our work in progress and to take advantage of the collective wisdom of those around the table to get feedback.
We are delighted to welcome Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission to the group, to discuss the European Union and its response to the various crises it has faced in the last few years, including the challenges posed by Hungary.
By invitation only. For details contact Kim Lane Scheppele, firstname.lastname@example.org.