CEU community members continue to provide insight into the impact of Covid-19 on our world. There’s also ongoing interest in the Hungarian Empowerment Law from around the globe. President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was interviewed by Swiss daily Die Weltwoche, Spanish daily La Razon and by Project Syndicate. Laszlo Bruszt has published an Op.Ed. in Project Syndicate on Hungary’s recent enabling act; CEU student Imre Szijarto and CEU alumna Rosa Schwartzburg offer an analysis in The Wire on how ‘the virus’ is being used in Hungary to crush minorities; Andras Pap, Anne Applebaum and Benjamin Witte discuss the decline of Hungarian democracy in Lawfare Podcast. Peter Mihalyi has published in Die Presse on how the coronavirus brings the problems of the Hungarian healthcare system to light; La Vanguardia quotes Janos Kertesz on Covid-19; Aleh Cherp argues in Nature that the pandemic could have more of a damaging impact on renewables than coal, by disrupting investment, supply chains and technology diffusion; and Judit Sandor’s Project Syndicate article looks at the difficult question of what to do when medical resources are suddenly in short supply, from a bioethical point of view.
Hungarian media also covers CEU research insights: ATV’s morning program features an interview with Pro-Rector Eva Fodor on the gendered division of domestic labor during the lockdown; Diana Urge-Vorsatz features widely on climate and environmental aspects of the pandemic - hvg.hu, 168 Ora, magyarkurir.hu, Klub Radio, elobolygonk.hu, and elle.hu all cover her work. Judit Sandor is interviewed on the subject of bioethics and Covid-19 in daily Nepszava and marosvasarhelyiradio.ro; Csaba Laszlo offers expert commentary on the economic effects of the virus to 168ora.hu. And Defacto, an Index blog written by Miklos Koren, Peter Kondor, Robert Lieli, Adam Szeidl and Adam Zawadowski (faculty from the Department of Economics and Business) continues to offer cogent analyses of current virus-related topics.
You can see previous CEU expert commentary and Covid 19-related research here.