1428Pres.: Russia's Far Right and Far Left Friends in Europe, Washington 11.7.14
- Jul 10, 2014Russia's Far Right and Far Left Friends in Europe
July 11, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Location: 5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
In recent years Russia has shown a growing interest in East European
far-right parties. Now Russia, as Political Capital Institute research
demonstrates, is increasingly involving itself with far-right and
far-left parties of Western Europe as well. At a time of political and
economic crisis some European political forces have become particularly
receptive to Russia’s new conservative, increasingly nationalist
message. PCI Director Peter Kreko will discuss the changing perception
of Russia on the political fringes of European politics and the new
challenges it poses for Euro-Atlantic integration at both the national
and the EU level.
Dr. Péter Krekó is the Director of Political Capital Institute, a think-tank based in Budapest. He is also an assistant professor of social and political psychology at ELTE University, and a co-chair of the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network Prevention working group. He regularly serves as commentator on the leading international media. His publications include: A Russian spy in Brussels, The Conspiratorial Mindset in Europe, The Role of Stereotypes and Prejudices in Political Public Thinking, Study on the Situation of Prejudice and Intolerance in Hungary, Radical and Far-right Celebrities in the Private Media. Krekó recently defended his PHD thesis on the Social Psychology of Conspiracy Theories.