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Brown-Bag Discussion: “Authoritarianism, Fascism, and Rule of Law in Europe"

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REEEC; European Union Center
wifi event
Feb 11, 2021   12:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Speakers

Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) will be giving a talk, “Europe’s New Democracy Deficit: Creeping Autocracy in Hungary and Poland,” sponsored by REEEC and EUC as part of the Critical Methods Series on Legal Studies on Thursday, February 18, at 4pm.

Please join us on Thursday, February 11, at 12pm for a brown-bag discussion, “Authoritarianism, Fascism, and Rule of Law in Europe,” in advance of this event. Professor Jessica Greenberg will facilitate the discussion based on selected readings. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students are all welcome – please pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested.

To register, please contact Tabitha Cochran at We will send you a link to the Box folder containing the articles and the Zoom meeting information.

Below is further information on the talk and on Kim Lane Scheppele.

Kim Lane Scheppele

"Europe’s New Democracy Deficit: Creeping Autocracy in Hungary and Poland"

February 18, 4:00 PM CDT

Virtual Event

Kim Lane Scheppele is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Scheppele's work focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress. After 1989, Scheppele studied the emergence of constitutional law in Hungary and Russia, living in both places for extended periods. After 9/11, she researched the effects of the international "war on terror" on constitutional protections around the world. Since 2010, she has been documenting the rise of autocratic legalism first in Hungary and then in Poland within the European Union, as well as its spread around the world.

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