Visiting fellows

Jeffrey Kaplan

Jeffrey Kaplan

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Jeffery Kaplan is the author or editor of 20 books and over 90 articles and anthology chapters on religious violence, millenarianism, terrorism and oppositional religious movements. His most recent monograph is Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism: From the Sicari to the American Revolt Against the Modern World, which was published by Routledge in 2019. He has also published the career retrospective Radical Religion and Violence: Theory and Case Studies, as the first volume in the Routledge Distinguished Author series. He is Book Review Editor for Terrorism and Political Violence. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Doctoral School on Safety and Security Sciences, Óbudai University and a Visiting Fellow at the Danube Institute in Budapest.

Dr Calum T M Nicholson

Dr Calum T M Nicholson

Visiting Fellow, July 2021.

Dr Calum Nicholson holds an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, a Masters in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Human Geography. He is a former visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, and has also served as a researcher in the British Parliament. A specialist and consultant on ‘climate migration’, as well as on the historical significance of social media, he currently teaches courses on international development, international migration and the impact of social media at the University of Cambridge. He also writes and speaks on a wide range of social, political and cultural issues for various outlets, including for the The Economic Standard, The New Humanist, and the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna.

Erik Tegnér

Erik Tegnér

Visiting Fellow, May 2021.

Erik Tegnér is a French reporter and producer, founder of the conservative media "Livre Noir”. He  co-founded  the great event  "Convention of the Right” in France   with Marion Maréchal and Eric Zemmour.  Since 2017 he has strong presence in television (CNEWS, BFM TV, Sud Radio) and in the written press (Figaro, Current values, Incorrect, etc.). He is a former member of the Les Républicans party. Via his PR firm (Morphea Partners) and Livre Noir he  showcases many French political figures, such as Marion Maréchal, Eric Zemmour, David Lisnard or the former Nicholas Sarkozy's right-hand man, Claude Guéant. Erik Tegnér is now a visiting fellow of the Danube Institute.He is currently writing a book on Hungary and Viktor Orbán, also producing a documentary on Hungary.

Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher

Visiting Fellow, April 2021.

Rod Dreher is a writer of non-fiction books and is senior editor at The American Conservative magazine. His writing focuses on the intersections among religion, culture, and politics. Dreher has been a columnist for the New York Post, the Dallas Morning News, and National Review, among other publications. His books include two New York Times bestsellers The Benedict Option (2017) and The Little Way of Ruthie Leming (2013), as well as volumes on topics as diverse as Dante Alighieri, and traditional conservatism in the modern world. He lives in his native south Louisiana with his wife and children, and is an Orthodox Christian. 

His latest book, New York Times bestseller Live Not By Lies: A Manuel for Christian Dissidents,  will be published in Hungarian during his stay.

Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray

Visiting Fellow, November 2020.

Douglas Murray is a British author and journalist.  Contributor and Social Editor at the Spectator magazine.  He has also written regularly for numerous other outlets including, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Sun, The Evening Standard, and the New Criterion.  He is a regular contributor to National Review and has been a columnist for Standpoint magazine since its founding. His first book came out in 2000 when he was an undergraduate at Oxford. Since then he has published three more full-length books — on politics history and current affairs — as well as shorter works on free speech and defence.  Including, The Strange Death of Europe and The Madness of Crowds. A prolific debater, Murray has spoken on a variety of prominent platforms including at the British and European Parliaments and the White House.

Charles Crawford

Charles Crawford

Visiting Fellow, October 2020.

Charles Crawford retired from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the end of 2007 after nearly three decades in the UK’s Diplomatic Service. Charles Crawford has considerable senior operational experience in the diplomatic and policy aspects of the post-Cold War transition process in Russia/CIS and Poland as well as the complexities of the former Yugoslavia. He is now pursuing a private consultancy career, focusing on personal communication technique and negotiation/mediation.