war on the rocks

Hungary Evicts Soros-Funded University

December 5, 2018

Episode Notes:

This week, Hungary has effectively evicted Central European University (CEU), a prominent university in Budapest, founded by George Soros in 1991 amid the fall of Communism in the Region. Hungary's ruling party had won on a platform narrative that had come over the last few years to include Soros personally as a puppet master perpetrating mass migration and finance calamity in Hungary.

Vivian S. Walker, Faculty Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and Research Fellow at Central European University Center for Media, Data and Society in Budapest, shares both her personal experience and her expertise.

[ 0:18] Introduction
[ 0:57 ] Personal experience with CEU
[ 2:53 ] Why CEU was targeted
[ 7:03 ] International repercussions, E.U. and U.S.
[ 9:54 ] Surge of nativism and illiberalism in Europe