In The Monumental Nation: Magyar Nationalism and Symbolic Politics in Fin-de-siècle Hungary CEU alumus Balint Varga (HIST '07) reframes the narrative of nineteenth-century nationalism, demonstrating the complex relationship between local and national memories.
In this book CEU alumnus Istvan Pal Adam (HIST '09) traces the role of Budapest building managers or concierges during the Holocaust. He analyzes the actions of a group of ordinary citizens in a much longer timeframe than Holocaust scholars usually do. Thus, the book situates the building managers’ activity during the war against the background of the origins and development of the profession as a by-product of the development of residential buildings since the forming of Budapest.
"Screening Soviet Nationalities: Kulturfilms from the Far North to Central Asia" (I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017), by Blinken OSA Research Fellow and CEU alumna (HIST) explores how filmmakers sought to create a cinematic map of the new state by portraying its land and peoples on screen i
Three CEU professors and an alumnus presented recently published books dealing with various aspects of Jewish history at a book launch December 6 hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at CEU.
Associate Professor Prem Kumar Rajaram of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, as well as alumni Aleksander Tarkowski, who graduated from that department in 2007, and Marek Antos, who graduated from the Department of Legal Studies in 2013, have been named to the NewEurope100 list of changemakers in Central and Eastern Europe for their innovative contributions in society and politics.
CEU Business School alumni attended the “Hard Talk” conference on “The Day After the Presidential Election in the USA" on November 9. Organized by the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum and moderated by Borbala Czako, HBLF president and graduate of the first CEU Business School MBA class, the conference featured an engaging discussion with US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell, and attracted over 110 visitors, representing business leaders, politicians and heads of leading Chambers of Commerce and NGOs, including numerous CEU Business School alumni.
CEU Campus Redevelopment Officer Zofia Pazitna won the Chris Bennett CEE Memorial Award for her performance as a candidate for membership in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world’s leading professional qualification in the fields of land, real estate, infrastructure and construction.
Markos Kounalakis, fellow at CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society who received his PhD from CEU in International Relations in June 2016, was appointed a member of the U.S. Advisory Commision on Public Diplomacy by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Librado Orozco Zapata, who earned a Master of International Relations and European Studies at CEU in 2002, has been appointed Deputy Minister for Defense Policy in Peru.