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Richard (Dick) Farkas

  • Professor and Faculty Advisor for Xi Iota chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha
  • PhD, University of South Carolina

  • Political Science
  • Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe; revolution and terrorism
  • 773-325-1977


Professor Farkas has been teaching at DePaul for over forty years.  He holds an honorary degree from Corvinus University and has lectured in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Croatia.  His research compares strategies for political and economic development in post-Communist and post-conflict countries.  Professor Farkas  has consulted for some of the largest corporations in the U.S.  and has appeared frequently on U.S. and international media.

Areas of Current Research

  • Democratization in the Balkans
  • The place of reform in higher education on the process of transition in post-Communist states
  • The evolution and dynamics of the business communities in former socialist states