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Artists Against Authoritarianism: A Talk by László Upor

General Programming

dateApril 20, 2023 timeThursday, 4:00pm–6:00pm EDT location Pulitzer Hall (Journalism School), Columbia University
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia University School of the Arts
  • The Harriman Institute
  • Columbia Journalism School
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
László Upor standing at microphone

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.