Grzegorz Ekiert is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government at Harvard University, Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), and Senior Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. At CES, he co-chairs the Seminar on Democracy – Past, Present, Future.
Senior Scholar, Harvard Academy for Area and International Studies
Member of the Advisory Board, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Member of the Advisory Committee, Club of Madrid, Spain
Founding Member of Concilium Civitas, Collegium Civitas
Faculty affiliate of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Davis Center for Russian and Euroasian Studies, the Ukrainian Research Institute, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University
Recent Lecture: "Civil Society & Democracy: A Reconsideration"
CES Director, Grzegorz Ekiert discussing the end of the Polish democracy and if it’s possible to get it back in a conversation about boycotting the upcoming presidential elections and the government distorting democracy.
Recently, CES Director Grzegorz Ekiert gave a lecture, entitled "Civil Society & Democracy – A Reconsideration," to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the election of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Poland's first non-Communist prime minister.
“Hungary and Poland can no longer be considered liberal democracies. In both countries, the authoritarian institutional system has been established, giving largely unrestricted political power to the ruling party. While they are still not dictatorships, the potential for authoritarian rule increases considerably with every new legislation expanding the power of the government.”