The Department of Public Policy is delighted to announce a noteworthy academic collaboration as Professor Guy B. Peters of the University of Pittsburgh has extended an invitation to Professor Hajnal for an online lecture in his course titled “Capstone Course: Populism, Democratic Backsliding, and Governance.” Professor Peters, an eminent figure in the field of Public Policy and Political Science, is widely recognized as one of the most influential scholars in contemporary academia. His contributions include being the founding president of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), the largest academic association in the field.
Professor Hajnal’s lecture, titled “The Illiberal Transformation of Governance in Hungary: An Ideal Type (?),” offered insights into the challenges and nuances surrounding populism, democratic backsliding, and governance, particularly in the context of Hungary. The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A session. This collaboration brings together two distinguished scholars, contributing to the academic richness of the University of Pittsburgh’s Political Science program.
The University of Pittsburgh has been consistently ranked among the top academic institutions globally. With a strong commitment to fostering cutting-edge research and offering a robust academic environment, the university’s Political Science program is particularly renowned for its contributions to shaping the discourse around contemporary political issues.