President and Rector

Ignatieff Speaks on Media Pluralism at Fundamental Rights Colloquium

CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff spoke at the 2016 Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights in Brussels Nov. 17, 2016. Click here or below for his address, entitled "Media Pluralism in a democratic society."

Ignatieff Receives PSA’s International Recognition Award

CEU’s President and Rector Michael Ignatieff received the International Recognition Award at the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Annual Awards Ceremony in London on November 29.

History Must Be Brought Back into Migration Debate in Europe, Conference Participants Say

Europe’s long history of migration, which has been altered or forgotten during the current refugee crisis, must be brought back into the debate, according to participants in the conference “Migration and Refugees Today: Giving History Its Place in Debates and Research,” held Nov. 14 at CEU in Budapest by the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), the University of Amsterdam, and CEU.

Liberals Were Too Confident in U.S. Election, Ignatieff Says

"Liberals were too confident that history was on their side" in the U.S. elections, CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff told in an interview Nov. 17.

CEU Launches President's Seminar Series to Examine Open Society Ideals Amid Challenges

CEU is launching a President's Seminar series that will examine the ideals of open society in the face of many challenges. CEU was founded in 1991 as democratic change swept across the region, with the mission to promote the ideals of open society, democracy and the rule of law. The following is the text of an announcement of the initiative, sent by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff to the CEU community Nov. 14.