Bela Kortnitzer

Inaugural Bela Kornitzer Research Symposium

The Kornitzer Research Symposium features cutting-edge political science research on topics related to the life and work of Bela Kornitzer, including journalism and elite interviewing, political conflict, and democracy and democratic values in Central and Eastern Europe. The aim is to honor Noémi Neidorff's philanthropic impact at WashU while celebrating the life and legacy of her uncle Bela. 

This event is free and open to the public.


Diana Z. O'Brien, Bela Kornitzer Distinguished Professor, Washington University in St. Louis


Panel 1: War and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond

Carly Wayne, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Meg Rincker, Professor, Purdue University

Yael Shomer, Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University


Panel 2: Political Communication and (Threats to) Democracy

Tiffany D. Barnes, Professor, University of Kentucky

Johanna Dunaway, Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Taylor N. Carlson, Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis