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International Conference: Sustainable Recovery in Post-Pandemic Era. Green Economy Challenges

Dr. Gergana Dimova was the keynote speaker at the international scientific conference “Sustainable Recovery in Post-Pandemic Era. Green Economy Challenges”, which took place on 7-8 December 2021. The conference was organized by the Institute of Social Sciences (Centre for Economic Research) from Serbia, the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to Al Jazeera

Bulgaria in the midst of its third parliamentary election in 2021: Dr. Rumena Filipova shares her perspective for Al Jazeera on the role of Russian disinformation and its connections to far-right nationalist groups in the dissemination of COVID-related propagandist claims. You can watch the full interview here. 

International Conference: Questions of Accountability

Dr. Gergana Dimova and Dr. Rumena Filipova took part in the international conference ‘Questions of Accountability: Prerogatives, Power and Politics’, organized by the University of Worcester. The online event was held between 1 and 5 November 2021. Key topics of discussion included the link between media, populism and accountability across diverse geographical regions such as …

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Podcast: Dangers and Implications of Foreign Authoritarian Economic Influence

Dr. Rumena Filipova converses with Patrik Szicherle for Political Capital’s podcast on foreign authoritarian economic influence.  Some of the questions discussed include the similarities and differences of Russian and Chinese strategies for establishing economic clout; whether foreign malign actors should be altogether excluded from public procurement projects; and comparisons of Chinese economic influence in Hungary …

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Conference: The Private Sector’s Role in Combating Corrosive Capital in Central Europe

The online conference marked the culmination of the paper series on corrosive capital in Central Europe, organized by the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS) and supported by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Jeffrey Lightfoot, CIPE Program Director, Europe, moderated the discussion with Matej Šimalčík, Executive Director of CEIAS, Nina Pejič, Junior …

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Budapest Forum. Building Sustainable Democracies

Dr. Rumena Filipova has taken part in the Budapest Forum, convened by the City of Budapest, Political Capital Institute and CEU Democracy Institute.  Dr. Filipova spoke about Chinese influence in Bulgaria and Romania on the panel “Responding to the Chinese Communist Party’s Strategies of Subnational Influence”, organized by the International Republican Institute. You can find …

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Conference: “Disinformation: Open Societies, Hidden Wars”

Dr. Rumena Filipova has taken part in the international conference “Disinformation: Open Societies, Hidden Wars”, held by Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.  Dr. Filipova moderated a panel on disinformation and the coronavirus pandemic as well as a workshop situating disinformation in national contexts with a focus on Romania and …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to the Bulgarian National Radio

Dr. Rumena Filipova for the Bulgarian National Radio on the newly established Institute for Global Analytics: the role of women and the importance of ‘globality’ in the contemporary world.Also in focus: the scope and risks of Chinese corrosive capital in Bulgaria and the other countries from Central and Eastern Europe. Listen to the interview (in …

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