Peter Kreko

Europe’s Futures Fellows 2019/20

Peter Kreko, PhD. is a social psychologist and political scientist. He is a think-tanker and an academic. He serves as the director of Political Capital Institute in Budapest, a non-resident fellow at JHU SAIS Bologna Institute for Policy Research, and senior lecturer at the Social Psychology Department of the Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences in Budapest. He was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington in 2016-2017. His interests include conspiracy theories and fake news, the institutional influence of the Kremlin in Europe, and political populism and tribalism in Europe. He is author of two books. The Hungarian Far Right was published at Ibidem Verlag at 2017 and distributed by Columbia University Press. His other book on fake news and conspiracy theories was published in Hungarian in 2018 and became a social science best-seller. He is a team member of the project Closing space in Civil society, ran by the Washington-based think-tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).