Watch Our Webinars and Info Sessions

Are you in the middle of applying to CEU? Or thinking about starting an application? We’ve got great news for you! 

The next couple of months will be packed with webinars and open lectures to offer you a taste of studying at CEU and to help you ace your application, whichever CEU program you’ve set your heart on. Check the list below and meet our students and professors at our various events. 


Please note that all times refer to Central European Time!


Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:30 pm – 3:10 pm


The power of political leadership - Departmental seminar

Speaker: Martin Vinæs Larsen | Ph.D., Associate Professor (Aarhus BSS)

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Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1:30 pm – 3:10 pm


Individual and social consequences of prejudice: the target's perspective - Open lecture of the 'Understanding Ethnic Prejudice' course series

The purpose of the open class is to engage with prospective students and showcase the Nationalism Studies Program. Through the class they will get the chance to see how our lectures look like. In addition, the prospective students will be able to meet the faculty and our current students and ask questions.

Speaker: Luca Váradi | Assistant Professor

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Are we what we eat? Food, culture and politics - Departmental webinar 

How does food form our identity and sense of belonging? In this presentation we will discuss how food and wine are constructed as objects of desire, markers of national, religious or political identities, moral codes and class distinction. We will explore the relationships between food cultures and rituals, political regimes, historical memories, cultivation practices, geographic and ecological conditions, nutrition and diet, certification standards and processes of globalization. We'll argue that food is a crucial lens into what makes humans social animals. 

Speaker: Daniel Monterescu | Associate Professor 


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:50 am – 12:30 pm


Economic nationalism and the COVID-19 crisis - Open lecture

Speaker: Thomas Fetzer | Head of Department

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 3:30 pm – 5:10 pm


Message distortion as a campaign strategy: Does rival party distortion of focal party position affect voters? - Departmental seminar

Speaker: Zeynep Somer-Topcu | Associate Professor (UT-Austin)

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Thursday, October 28, 2021, 8:50 am - 10:30 am 

Republic and empire: The classical Roman discourse of order - Open lecture of the 'Discourses of Order I: An Introduction to Premodern Political Thought' course series 

Speaker: Matthias Riedl | Associate Professor 


Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Nature-based solutions for resilient cities Panel discussion



Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Is intentionality the mark of the mental? - Online faculty debate 

Tim Crane is convinced that it is; Katalin Farkas holds the view that the mind has non-intentional features. They will debate the issue on November 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. At the end, the audience will vote, and hence will resolve at least one philosophical question. 


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Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Trans-, inter-, multidisciplinarity: illusion or reality? Roundtable with Medieval Studies students 

Trans-, inter-, multidisciplinarity: many a word have been called upon to describe the co-existence and co-mingling of different areas of study and various methodologies. Opinions on the matter range equally wide and it is a subject that excites as much as agitates: skeptics find these concepts to be barely more than academic fads at best and ways to dilute one's research at worst while defenders take the practice of disciplinary cross-pollination to be indispensable for producing truly groundbreaking research that can offer a synoptic view of complex phenomena and keep hyperspecialization at bay. 

At CEU's Department of Medieval Studies, where the themes of the courses and the interests of students and faculty span the period from late antiquity to the early modern era, and cover vast distances from the north of Europe to the shores of India, disciplinary boundaries are constantly tested and probed. In this roundtable discussion, three MA and two PhD students were invited to reflect on their research in light of these questions, to share their impressions of the department and how their own thinking has been shaped by this diverse intellectual milieu, in which they have had to acquire a literacy with topics and methods of research that are often radically distant from their own and from what they were trained in before joining the CEU community. 



Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Is it better to study economics or business? Why study economics? And why study business? What fits me best? Departmental webinar 



Thursday, November 4, 20212:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

The impact of bots on human collaboration based on Wikipedia data - Departmental seminar 



Monday, November 8, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Insights into the research of the Department of Cognitive Science and useful tips for your application - Departmental webinar 

Speaker: Christophe Heintz | Head of Department

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Thursday, November 11, 2021, 8:50 am - 10:30 am 

Messianism and apocalypticism: The order of times - Open lecture of the 'Discourses of Order I: An Introduction to Premodern Political Thought' course series 

Speaker: Matthias Riedl Associate Professor 







WATCH OUR RECORDED SESSIONS from the academic year 2020-2021 and 



Webinar on Graduate Studies at CEU (January 14, 2021) 



Business Master's Programs – Info Session (January 7, 2021)

Department of Philosophy (January 8, 2021)

Department of Cognitive Science (January 8, 2021)

Department of International Relations (January 8, 2021)

Department of Network and Data Science (January 8, 2021)

Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy (January 11, 2021)

Department of Political Science (January 11, 2021)

School of Public Policy (January 12, 2021)

Department of Gender Studies (January 13, 2021)

Cultural Heritage Studies Program (January 13, 2021)

Nationalism Studies Program (January 13, 2021)

Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations (January 15, 2021)

Department of History (January 15, 2021)

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology (January 18, 2021)

Department of Legal Studies (January 19, 2021)

Department of Economics and Business (January 21, 2021)