Péter Krekó is Director of Political Capital, a policy research and consulting institute in Hungary.
He graduated as a psychologist specialising in social psychology and also holds a Master’s Degree in political sciences. His main research interests are the social demand for radical right movements and the social psychology of conspiracy theories. As an assistant professor at Eötvös Loránd University, he delivers lectures on social and political psychology, including intergroup conflicts and prejudices, the social psychology of political radicalism, and the social psychology of conspiracy theories. He is the author of numerous studies and articles on the radical right and the demand for right wing radicalism, and regularly comments in domestic and international media on these issues. He has been a consultant of the Hungarian Anti-Racist Foundation. He is now a co-chair of the Preventing Violent Extremism working group of the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network, an umbrella organisation that connects key groups of people involved in countering violent radicalisation across the EU and serves as an advisory board for the Commission. He is also a regular contributor to the Extremis Project, a platform for independent, objective and evidence-based research on extremism and terrorism, and the drivers of their support. He is also member of the Expert Network of Demos Centre for the Analysis of Social Media.