May 2: Prof. Andrea Pető on gender and illiberalism in Seminar of Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University

April 26, 2022

In the context of the Illiberalism Studies Program, Andrea Pető aims to analyze the complex relationship between gender and illiberalism. Prof. Pető will discuss the reasons why both illiberalism and the category of gender are difficult to grasp. In doing so, she engages with previous research on gender, pointing out what has been missed. She argues that gender works as a “symbolic glue” for illiberal states.

May 2022: Online Workshop series on anti-gender politics and pedagogies of populism in Central and Eastern Europe

April 20, 2022

In recent years, social movements and political campaigns challenging women’s rights and LGBTQ+ equality have mobilized publics across the globe, from West Africa to Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia to North America. Even as some countries have witnessed an expansion of reproductive rights, marriage equality, and the legal recognition of transgender people, in many others these rights have been substantially weakened, diminished, or outright withdrawn.

April 25: Debate on implications of the war in Ukraine for scholars and scholarship

April 14, 2022

Join the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in partnership with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, Claremont McKenna College, and Brown University as they look at “What happened to the "Never Again!" Ethics? Lesson learned from the war in Ukraine for scholars and for the scholarship”. The event, which takes place online on April 25, is moderated by Prof. Andrea Pető with the participation of Omer Bartov, Marta Havryshko, Wendy Lower, and Tali Nates. Also, Ruslan Kavatsiuk leads the opening of the debate.

Online event assesses the latest Hungarian elections

April 11, 2022

The panel “Assessing the Hungarian Elections: Domestic and Regional Implications” will offer perspectives from Hungarian scholars on how to understand the results of the Hungarian parliamentary elections that took place on April 3, 2022. Prof. Andrea Pető from the Department of Gender Studies will participate in the discussion, together with CEU’s professors Zsolt Enyedi and Szabolcs Pogonyi. The moderator is Myra Waterbury, from Ohio University (USA).