An Evening with Chris Rufo

11 April 2023 Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa- 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest

Conversation between Chris Rufo of the Manhattan Institute, who has become the leading and most effective anti-woke activist in the United States, and the Danube Institute’s own Rod Dreher, Director of Network Project. Dreher is the author of the groundbreaking book, Live Not by Lies, which draws on the experiences of anti-communist Central Europeans to advise Americans how to resist the "soft totalitarianism" of wokeness. Rufo and Dreher, two of the most important anti-woke activists today, will discuss how this ideological radicalism conquered American elites and why Hungarians should prepare their defenses now. 

-Chris Rufo, Visiting Fellow at the Danube Institute and Senior Fellow and Director of the Initiative on Critical Race Theory at the Manhattan Institute
-Rod Dreher, Visiting Fellow, Director of Network Project at the Danube Institute


Christopher F. Rufo is a senior fellow and director of the initiative on critical race theory at the Manhattan Institute. He is also a contributing editor of City Journal, where his writing explores a range of issues, including critical race theory, gender ideology, homelessness, addiction, crime, and the decline of American cities. He was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees at New College of Florida. Christopher regularly publishes his writings and video reports on Substack and YouTube. In recent years, Christopher has led the fight against critical race theory in American institutions. His research and activism inspired a presidential order and legislation in 15 states, where he has worked closely with lawmakers to craft successful public policy. As a filmmaker, Christopher has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including America Lost, which tells the story of three “forgotten American cities.” Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown and a master’s degree from Harvard. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three sons. https://christopherrufo.com/crt-briefing-book/


Date: 11 April, 17:30
Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa- 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest 
(Entrance: Aranybástya - The Golden Bastion Restaurant)

Participation in the event is free, but registration is required, which can be done by email at events@danubeinstitute.hu or by clicking on the R.S.V.P. button:

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