University-wide Seminars

This seminar series brings faculty and doctoral students from different disciplines closer together and facilitates the development of new collaborative projects in research, teaching, or outreach. It creates a forum for sharing insight on selected topics, refining existing projects and activities, and identifying new possibilities for cross-unit collaboration.

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY-WIDE SEMINARS

Energy transitions: optional, necessary or just inevitable?

Date and time: 27/04/2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Nador 15, Quantum room 101
Speakers: Frank Geels, University of Manchester; Jessica Jewell, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Aleh Cherp, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Panelists: Alexios Antypas, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy; Michael Dorsch, School of Public Policy; Michael LaBelle, CEU Business School / Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Moderator: Karl Hall, Department of History

PAST UNIVERSITY-WIDE SEMINARS



Otherness: acceptance or refusal?

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Held on: 02/20/2017
Speakers: Gerhard Jaritz, Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies; Tijana Krstić, Associate Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies and the Department of History; Prem Kumar Rajaram, Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology; Michael Laurence Miller, Head of the Nationalism Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program; Balázs Trencsényi, Professor at the Department of History;
Discussants: Jan Hennings, Assistant Professor at the Department of History; Hadley Z. Renkin, Assistant Professor at the Department of Gender Studies
Moderator: Gábor Klaniczay, University Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies



Amazing Potential and Dark Side of Big Data

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Held on: 12/07/2016
Speakers: Janos Kertesz, Professor at the Center for Network Science; Chrys Margaritidis, Dean of Students; Roberta Sinatra, Assistant Professor at the Center for Network Science and the Department of Mathematics and Its Applications
Discussants: Gábor Kézdi, Professor at the Department of Economics, Kate Coyer, Director of the Civil Society and Technology Project, Center for Media, Data and Society
Moderator: Miklós Koren, Professor at the Department of Economics

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Markets or Geopolitics? The Changing International Political Economy of Oil and Gas

 

Held on: 11/25/2016
Speakers: Nick Sitter, Professor at the School of Public Policy; Andreas Goldthau, Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London; Svein S. Andersen, Professor at BI Norwegian Business School
Chair and Discussant: Karl Hall, Associate Professor at the CEU Department of History.


Symbolic capital in the 21st century: Managing status, reputation and influence in a changing world

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Held on: 05/25/2016
Speakers: Alexandra Kowalski, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology; Alexander V. Astrov, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations; Karl Hall, Associate Professor, Department of History; Xymena Kurowska, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations
Moderator: Liviu Matei, Provost

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Open Societies and Free Minds. Hannah Arendt and the Idea of Open Society

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Held on: 03/18/2016
Speakers: Nenad Dimitrijevic, Professor, Department of Political Science, CEU; Alex Soros, CEU Trustee; Zeljko Jovanovic, Director, Roma Initiatives Office, OSF; Roger Berkowitz, Associate Professor of Political Studies and Human Rights; Academic Director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities, Bard College
Moderator: Liviu Matei, Provost

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Chance and Necessity in Discovery and Innovation: An opportunity for social minds?

Held on: 02/25/2016
Speakers: Maria Kronfeldner, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy; Balazs Vedres, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology/ Center for Network Science; Guenther Knoblich, Professor, Department of Cognitive Science/ Social Mind Center
Moderator: Natalie Sebanz, Department of Cognitive Science/ Social Mind Center

The politics and aesthetics of violence: ISIS and analogous phenomena

Held on: 01/22/2016
Speakers: Aziz Al-Azmeh, University Professor, Department of History - Center for Religious Studies; Matteo Fumagalli, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Department of Political Science; Dorit Geva, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology; Constantin Iordachi, Professor, Department of History
Moderator: Liviu Matei, Provost

Foundations of Social Science

Held on: 11/4/2015
Presenter: Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director, INET Oxford and Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy
Discussant: Jean-Louis Fabiani, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Comments by: George Soros, CEU's Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Jonathan Cole, Columbia University Provost and Dean, Emeritus, CEU Trustee
Moderator: Liviu Matei, Provost

Closing Space for Civil Society

Held on: 10/28/2015
Presenter: Christopher Stone, President of the Open Society Foundations and CEU Trustee
Discussant: Hanoch Ben-Yami, Professor, Department of Philosophy
Moderator: Liviu Matei, Provost

Policy Making in the Age of Cognitive Science. Nudging: Risks and Challenges

Held on: 6/24/2015
Presenters: Andres Moles, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Department of Philosophy; Christophe Heintz, Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Science