President and Rector

Roger Scruton - Liberalism and Loyalty, November 16, 2017

Andrus Ansip - Digital Europe, November 9, 2017

Trust, Belonging, Duty Necessary for Sustaining Free Society, Scruton Says

Trust and a sense of belonging, as well as an emphasis on duty in addition to rights, are key to preserving the freedoms of democratic society, according to writer and philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, speaking at CEU November 16 as part of the Rethinking Open Society series. Scruton, whose lecture was entitled “Liberalism and Loyalty,” is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington and a contributing editor to The New Atlantis.

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - The Open Society and the Problem of Corruption: Diagnosis and Remedies

Andras Sajo - Constitutionalism in Closing Societies, October 17, 2017