Seizing the Momentum - Fighting Populism in Europe

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs

Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE, United Kingdom


Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Professor in Practice, IGA

András Fekete-Győr

András Fekete-Győr

Leader of Hungary's Momentum Party


Oksana Antonenko

Oksana Antonenko

Senior Fellow, IGA

András Fekete-Győr is the leader of Hungary's new Momentum party, a coalition of support for democracy in Hungary that directly opposes Viktor Orbán. His NOlimpia movement led the opposition effort to Budapest's bid for the Olympics.

We will will host a presentation by András Fekete-Győr, followed by a panel discussion with IGA Professor in Practice, Anne Applebaum, and chaired by IGA Visiting Fellow, Oksana Antonenko.

Anne Applebaum (@anneaplebaum) is a columnist for the Washington Post and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian. She is also Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics’s Institute of Global Affairs, where she runs Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda.

Oksana Antonenko is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs. Her current research focuses on political economy of illiberal democracies. She is also working on developing methodology for assessing long term political risks for international investors associated with rising populism, weak institutions and governance failures. Her regional expertise covers Russia, Turkey, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. 

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