The rise of authoritarianism, populism and nationalism in Southeastern Europe and Turkey

Dzihic, Günay

Veranstaltung 29.11.2018

Moderated discussion in Washington DC


While illiberal and populist movements are also challenging established democracies, several younger democracies in this region have gradually slid into the grey zone between democracy and authoritarianism. While formal criteria of liberal democracy are generally copied or maintained, they are undermined by undemocratic, authoritarian actions.

The discussion, moderated by Dan Hamilton (Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor) will be kicked-off by Cengiz Günay, Deputy Director of the Austrian Institute for International Politics and currently an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins SAIS; Vedran Dzihic, a prolific author and commentator on the region, also a former Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at SAIS; and Majda Ruge, a Fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute.

We want to address the decline of democratic values and the rise of authoritarianism, populism and nationalism in the region, elaborating on similarities and weaknesses and discussing long-term effects.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, 11/28/2018   10:00 am – 11:30 am

1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 806
Washington, DC 20036

Lunch will be served after the event in Room 206

Kindly RSVP to Jason Moyer ( no later than 11/26/2018


In Cooperation with the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

Organized by Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS
and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs