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09:00 - 17:00 14 December 2016

Is the magic lantern still shining? The rise of illiberal democracy and the contested legacy of 1956


Main Quad Pavilion | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £5
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor András Bozóki, Professor of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest
Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
George Gomori, University of Cambridge
Professor Géza Jeszenszky, Corvinus University, Budapest
Professor R Daniel Kelemen, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
Professor Jan Kubik, Director, UCL SSEES
Professor Radosław Markowski, Professor, Polish Academy of Sciences
Professor Anita Prazmowska, Professor of International History, LSE
Professor Anne White, Professor of Polish Studies, UCL SSEES

2016 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Hungarian and Polish revolutions of 1956 that exposed the brutality of communist rule in Central Europe and led to the collapse of state socialism in 1989 and the establishment of liberal democracies throughout the region.

SSEES will hold an International Seminar to commemorate these events and ask if the current rise of Illiberal democracy threatens their legacy?


Claudia Roland
+44 (0)20 7679 8754 | c.roland@ucl.ac.uk


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