Zselyke Csaky

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

EU institutions, elections, rule of law and democracy.


Zselyke Csaky is a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform. Her work focuses on EU institutions, elections, rule of law and democracy.

Before joining the CER, Zselyke was Policy Leader Fellow at EUI and research director at the US-based organization Freedom House, overseeing projects on governance, media, and democracy in Europe and Eurasia. Her comments and writings have appeared in the Washington Post, Politico Europe, and Foreign Policy among other. Zselyke has also dabbled in journalism as a reporter for Bloomberg, and as the founder and co-host of two podcasts.

Zselyke holds MA degrees in Human Rights from Central European University and in International Relations and European Studies from Corvinus University Budapest.

Zselyke Csaky can be reached via email under [lastname]@cer.eu

She can be followed on X at @zecsaky and on BlueSky at @zecsaky.bsky.social.


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