Guest Speaker - Dr. Allison Pingley

Dr. Allison Pingley, Associate Professor of Political Science at USC Upstate, joins us to speak about her teaching and research as a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary, and subsequent research project in Hungary and the Czech Republic. The main focus of her work regards how government type affects political socialization, and specifically whether former communist countries can ever be fully functioning democracies. Dr. Pingley’s research has a direct bearing on questions we may ask of our own governance, and on the rise of nationalism around the world.