The Roots of Illiberalism in Hungary and Central Europe

About the event After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hungary and Poland were heralded as among the most successful cases of liberal reform of the former socialist countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Yet two and a half decades later, authoritarian...

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The Hollowing Out of Democracy: Hungary and Beyond

About the EventFollowing the revolutions of 1989 that brought down communism in Central Europe, it appeared that the region was on the path to the consolidation of liberal democracy. This optimism, however, may have been too hopeful, as a...

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Hungary’s Media Law: One Year Later

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Democratic Ukraine and the Struggle Against Anti-Semitism

Keynote address by NED President Carl Gershman at the Kyiv Jewish Forum I want to thank Boris Lozhkin and the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine for inviting me to speak to you today.  This forum is taking place exactly five years after the “Thinking Together” conference that Tim...

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