Sir Lancelot May Have Been Inspired by Hungary's King Laszlo, Pow Says

November 21, 2017

The famed knight of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot du Lac, may very well have been based on Hungary's King Laszlo, also known as Ladislaus I, according to Stephen Pow, doctoral student in the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU, who presented his argument at an event at the Hungarian Institute of Paris co-hosted by the International Medieval Society of Paris.

CEU Open House 2017 Draws Visitors from 14 Countries

November 20, 2017

CEU welcomed over 190 guests from 14 countries on campus at the annual Open House event on November 17. Hosted by the Student Recruitment Office, CEU Open House offered prospective students a chance to catch a glimpse into student life at CEU, visit open classes and presentations, attend a CV Clinic session, tour the campus and talk to representatives of their academic department of interest. The organizers wish to thank faculty, current students and staff for participating in the event. 

Algazi Speaks on Personhood in History at Natalie Zemon Davis Lecture Series

November 20, 2017

Historians studying the medieval and early modern period take different approaches to reconstruct personhood and its models, according to Gadi Algazi, professor and head of the Department of History at Tel Aviv University, and associate research fellow at Humboldt University, Berlin. Algazi spoke at CEU November 6-9 as part of the Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Medieval Studies and the Department of History.

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.

Digital Public Services Are Transparent, Efficient, Better for Democracy, Ansip Says

November 13, 2017

While everyone is in favor of the European Commission’s strategy to open up digital opportunities for people and businesses and enhance Europe's position as a world leader in the digital economy, when it comes to negotiating the details, things get complicated, according to Andrus Ansip, vice-president of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Single Market (DSM), speaking at CEU on November 9.