Péter Krekó

Director, Political Capital Institute


Executive Director of the Political Capital Institute, Mr. Krekó is a political psychologist and an Associate Professor at ELTE University in Budapest. The main focus of his interest is the political psychology and institutional background of disinformation, political tribalism and authoritarian influence. He is affiliated with two policy institutes in Washington DC, as a Reagan-Fascell Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis. During 2016-2017, he worked as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the United States at the Central Eurasian Studies Department of Indiana University. He is the author of two books. He is also a regular commentator in the leading international media, and published pieces, among others, in Foreign Affairs, Journal of Democracy, Newsweek, and Guardian. He defended his thesis on the social psychology of conspiracy theories at the ELTE University in 2014, and did his habilitation in 2020.