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Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
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Across the world, from the Philippines to here in the US, we are witnessing a terrifying rise in the number, importance, and brazenness of various strands of right-wing government. For this panel we have brought experts from Turkey, Poland, and Hungary—each struggling under the rule of an increasingly far-right regime—to discuss how and why this happened, the current state of affairs as well as state of resistance, and what lessons the rest of us can draw. This panel will double as a release event for our most recent book, "The Far Right in Government: Six Cases From Across Europe," to which all three panelists contributed pieces.


Ethan currently works as program manager at the New York office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. He formerly worked for The Working World cooperative loan fund in Buenos Aires and New York City, and he remains active with this organization as the chairperson of its board. His M.A. thesis in... Read more
Kristóf Szombati is an Istvan Deak Visiting Professor of Political Science at Columbia University in New York. He is a co-founder of the Hungarian Politics Can Be Different (LMP) party and was an elected member of its Steering Committee until 2010. He then left the party to finish his Ph.D. at... Read more
Bartosz M. Rydlinski works at the Institute of Political Science at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. He is a co-founder of the Ignacy Daszynski Center and co-organizer of the Congress of the Polish Left and the Poland Progressive Forum. He is also a former EASI-Hurford Next... Read more
Pinar Çakıroğlu-Bournous is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Crete, Greece, conducting a research project in the fields of economic history and political economy. She also serves as an Advisor to the President at the International Center for Sciences and Hellenic Values in Greece.... Read more