Kouchner Calls for EU-Wide Refugee-Friendly Policy at Event Naming OSA in Honor of Ambassador Donald and Vera Blinken

Former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres, called for a common European Union policy to accept and help refugees, in a keynote address at a Nov. 3 event to officially name CEU's Open Society Archives (OSA) in honor of Ambassador Donald and Vera Blinken.

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Jon Van Til speaks about "The Hungarian Patient"

Jon Van Til, Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Community Planning at Rutgers University (Camden) speaks about "The Hungarian Patient", a book published by CEU Press and edited by him and Péter Krasztev, Social Anthropologist and Associate Professor at the Budapest Business School (BGF).

Refugee Crisis Saw Cooperation and Conflict Among Civil, Government Actors, Menedek’s Kovats Says

“Competition, conflicts and cooperation all existed between state authorities and civil society organizations during the most dramatic months of the refugee crisis,” according to Andras Kovats, founder and director of Hungarian Association for Migrants, who spoke about the lessons learned from refugee crisis in Budapest at a public lecture at CEU organized by the Nationalism Studies Program on Nov. 3.

Stalin Was Wrong About His Team, Fitzpatrick Says

The team that took over the leadership of the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin proved to be surprisingly cooperative and efficient, according to Sheila Fitzpatrick, professor at University of Sydney, who talked about Stalin’s team in a lecture hosted by CEU’s Department of History on October 14.

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