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CEU Open Letter in Response to Figyelo Article

Budapest, February 2, 2017 - Today CEU releases an open letter to the editor-in-chief of Figyelo in response to the article titled “Can the Soros School Stay?”

Dear Editor-in-Chief,

We write to you today in response to the article published in your magazine, entitled “Can the Soros School Stay?” Parts of the article give a misleading perspective.

Commitment to Open Society Requires Examining its Basic Assumptions, Ignatieff Says

As we confront the new international situation, in which open society values and liberal democratic freedoms are under threat, we must review the basic assumptions of the concept of open society, and engage honestly with the criticism of it, according to CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, speaking at the launch of the Re-thinking Open Society project at CEU on January 17.

Ignatieff Speaks on Brexit, Trump, Soros on

Hungarian news site published an interview with CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on January 2, 2107.

Ignatieff Appointed to Order of Canada

CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was appointed to the Order of Canada Dec. 30, the country's highest honor. Ignatieff was recognized for his “contributions to the advancement of knowledge as a human-rights scholar and reporter.”

Ignatieff Interviewed by Hungarian ATV

CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was interviewed for Hungarian commercial television channel ATV’s Extraordinary Interview („Rendkívüli interjú”) program. In the 24-minute discussion program President and Rector Ignatieff was asked about CEU, the results of the recent US elections, and the challenges liberal democracies face around the world.