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Péter Krekó is a social psychologist and political scientist. He is the executive director of Political
Capital since 2011. Currently he is a Europe’s Futures Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Human
Sciences (IWM) and Erste Foundation. During 2016-2017 Péter worked as a Fulbright Visiting
Professor in the United States at the Central Eurasian Studies Department of Indiana University. He
focuses on Russian ,,soft power” policies and political populism and extremism in Europe. He
defended his thesis on the social psychology of conspiracy theories at the ELTE University in 2014.He
was the co-chair of the PREVENT working group at the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)
between 2013 and 2016. Currently, he is an non-resident Associate Fellow at the Johns Hopkins
University SAIS Bologna Institute of Policy Research. He is the author of two books. The first is
entitled The Hungarian Far Right, which was co-authored by Attila Juhász. The book was published by
Ibidem Verlag in 2017 and it is being distributed by the Columbia University Press. His second book
on fake news and conspiracy theories was published in Hungarian in 2018, becoming a social science
best-seller. He is a regular commentator in the international media. He is the owner of Political
Capital Institute.