Kristóf György Veres
Ukrainian refugees in Europe, Russian disinformation in Central-Europe
Kristóf György Veres is a visiting research fellow at the Center for the National Interest. He defended his Ph.D. summa cum laude in History at the Faculty of Humanities of Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) in February 2021. He also holds an M.A. degree in archival sciences.
Prior to his current position, he worked as a researcher at the Budapest-based Migration Research Institute from March 2021 until June 2023, where he focused on the interactions between migration, integration, and state power in the U.S. and Europe.
He joined the Center for Immigration Studies in September 2021 as an Andrássy National Security Fellow for 14 months. The aim of his research was to provide a complex, interdisciplinary analysis of the current Central American migration crisis utilizing the ongoing European migration crisis as a comparative framework. However, after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, he shifted his focus to Ukrainian refugees in Europe.
In July 2023, he transferred to the Budapest-based Danube Institute as a senior researcher. He also joined the team of the Warsaw-Institute (Warsaw) as a non-resident expert. In February 2024, he was put in charge of international affairs at the Danube Institute. Presently, he conducts research on various issues stemming from the war in Ukraine, including Russian disinformation in the CEE region and Ukrainian refugees in Europe. He also frequently comments on U.S. immigration in the Hungarian media.
In the U.S., Kristof has presented at panel discussions and has given lectures in Washington D.C., New York, Grand Rapids (MI), San Francisco, and Hamden (CT). He has also published a number of op-eds in The National Interest, Newsweek, the Washington Examiner, the Jewish News Syndicate, and Providence Magazine.
- Ukraine’s Strongest Weapon Is Societal Resilience, The National Interest, 11 September 2023.
- The West Cannot Dismiss Putin’s Effort to Rehabilitate Stalin, The National Interest, 12 May 2023.