John Shattuck is a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a senior fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He served as the president and rector of Central European University in Budapest from 2009 to 2016, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor (1993-1998) and ambassador to the Czech Republic (1998-2000). Earlier, he was national staff counsel and Washington office director of the American Civil Liberties Union (1971-1984).
While Viktor Orban’s nationalist populism offers chilling parallels with Trump’s America, the U.S. is in a better position to resist authoritarianism.John ShattuckAug 29, 2017
Authoritarian democracy is on the march on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite alarming parallels, the U.S. remains better positioned to preserve and rebuild true democracy.John ShattuckDec 02, 2016
How the next president can restore the rule of law to U.S. foreign policy -- and rebuild American credibility and power.John ShattuckDec 15, 2007