Event / London School of Economics and Political Science

Orbán: Europe’s New Strongman w/ Paul Lendvai

18 Oct 2017 – 18.30 - 20.00

Orbán’s Hungary: An Exception or a Role Model for Central and Eastern Europe?

Prime Minister Orbán’s ambitions are far-reaching. Hailed by governments and far-right politicians as the champion of a new anti-Brussels nationalism, his ruthless crackdown on refugees, his open break with normative values and his undisguised admiration for Presidents Putin and Trump pose a formidable challenge to the survival of liberal democracy in a divided Europe.

Mining exclusive documents and interviews, celebrated journalist Paul Lendvai sketches the extraordinary rise of Orbán, an erstwhile anti-communist rebel turned populist autocrat. His compelling portrait reveals a man with unfettered power.

Paul Lendvai, Hungarian-born Austrian journalist and author

Abby Innes, LSE European Institute

*PLEASE NOTE: This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. All our events are overticketed so please do arrive early to avoid disappointment and note that a ticket does not guarantee entry to the event. Entry will be managed on a first-come-first served basis.

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Europe's New Strongman
London School of Economics and Political Science
Alumni Theatre
New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London School of Economics