Past Event

Artists Against Authoritarianism: A Talk by László Upor

April 20, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Jamail Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall

When Hungary’s illiberal regime began taking control of universities, only one fought back: The University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest. After months of protest, half the faculty resigned -- and then a mass of students left with them. Now they are building a liberatory and international alternative.

László Upor, a professor and dramaturg on the frontlines of the movement, tells the story of this inspiring cultural resistance.

Sponsored by Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University School of the Arts, The Harriman Institute, and The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.