Balsa Lubarda

Balsa Lubarda is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (Hungary), and a doctoral fellow at the Centre for Radical Right Analysis (CARR). His research focuses on the convergence of radical-right politics and environmental topics (climate change, biodiversity, energy security, environmentally-friendly forms of agriculture) in East-Central Europe. He is also a member of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (European branch), writing about rural issues and environmental politics in East-Central Europe and the Balkans.

What Hungary’s Nationalist Farmers Have Against Orban

Apr 16, 2020

Balint is a 30-year-old PhD student from northern Hungary, with expertise in organic farming and environmentally friendly agriculture. Well educated and fluent in English, Balint talks with passion about his daily work at an organic farm, hiking and spending time in nature. An expert in the field of soil biology...

Eco-Nationalism: The Nature Within Our Borders

Sep 18, 2019

The ongoing fires wreaking havoc in the Amazon appear as a painful reminder of the radical right’s negligence of the natural environment, given the incompetency of Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his administration. Although Bolsonaro blaming NGOs for the rainforest fires seems unprecedented, Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate...