"The Hungarian Election: What Just Happened?"

Apr 4, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building + Livestream (due to current health protocols, open to PUID holders only. Livestream for the general public)
Event Description

The parliamentary elections on 3 April 2022 offer the most significant challenge yet to the autocratic rule of Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010.  The opposition parties have united across the political spectrum to unseat Orbán under his own rigged election rules, and it is not impossible that Orbán could lose. On the day after the election, we will take stock of whether autocracy continues without a break in Hungary or a new democratic resurgence has begun.    

An event dedicated to the memory of Eva Balogh


Kim Lane Scheppele
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the School for Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University


John Borneman
Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
Professor of Anthropology
Princeton University
R. Daniel Kelemen
Professor and Chair of Political Science
Rutgers University

Jan-Werner Mueller
Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences
Professor of Politics
Princeton University

Due to current University COVID guidelines, the program is open only to Princeton students, faculty, and staff currently enrolled in the testing protocol. However, the event will be livestreamed on Zoom, open to the public. Advance registration is required for in-person and online attendance.

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  • The Center for Collaborative History
  • Department of Politics
  • European Union Program at Princeton