JCU Professor Argentieri Interviewed on Hungarian Street Protest
JCU Professor Federigo Argentieri was interviewed the morning of December 17, 2018, by the news program GR3 of Rai on the reasons and nature of the mass protest against two bills just passed by the Hungarian parliament, which regarded extra work hours and administrative courts. He stated that they both strengthen the feeling that the country is taking an authoritarian turn, as shown also by the recent expulsion of Central European University from Budapest, under the accusation of being an instrument of George Soros’ political agenda.
Federigo Argentieri studied politics, history and languages at the Universities of Rome “La Sapienza”, Budapest-ELTE, and Harvard. He has widely published on the contemporary history and politics of Central-Eastern Europe and Italy, particularly on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and its Western echoes and effects, as well as on Ukraine. He teaches courses on international security and comparative politics of Europe, Latin America and developing countries and regularly contributes to Italy’s main newspaper Corriere della Sera and to other Italian and international media. He is the Director of the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs.