EU Enlargement Virtual Lecture Series- Spotlight: Hungary

Event information

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence would like to share this upcoming event organized and hosted by The European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence (ESC/EUCE) along with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Pittsburgh.

On February 29th, at 12:30pm ET, we will focus our attention on Hungary.


  • Gabriella Lukacs, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Erica Edwards, Associate Director, European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh


Zsuzsanna Szelényi, Founding Director: CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy

ImageMs. Szelényi is a former politician from Hungary, foreign policy specialist, author, and Founding Director at the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy. She is conducting research on how autocratic politics is influencing and shaping the future of the European Union. In the framework of the Democracy Institute Leadership Academy, her team develops a curriculum supporting pro-democracy activists in Central and Eastern Europe.

ImageStefano Bottoni, Università degli Studi di Firenze (UNIFI)

Dr. Bottoni is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History (SAGAS). Between 2009 and 2019, he was a research fellow at the Institute of History, Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a visiting fellow at Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena (2015). His main fields of interest are the political and social history of Eastern Europe under the socialist regimes, with a special focus on nationality politics in Romania and post-1989 political developments in Hungary. He is actively involved in the EU-Co-funded educational program "History in the Public Sphere" as a member of the Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Committee.


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Hosted by European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech, and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union