June 6, 2017
Several changes and new appointments in the faculty of CEU will take effect on August 1, 2017. Peter Hardi has been appointed to the rank of Professor Emeritus. Evelyne Hubscher has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Martin Kahanec has been appointed Acting Head of the School of Public Policy, effective August 1, 2017, for a one-year period.
March 31, 2017
Laszlo Kontler, professor in the Department of History and former Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities, and Hungarian Affairs at CEU, has been awarded a Fernand Braudel Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence for the period September-December 2017. He was also appointed Leverhulme Visiting Professor at University of Cambridge for the period January-July 2018.
March 14, 2017
CEU Trustee Carol T. Christ, currently UC Berkeley's interim executive vice chancellor and provost, has been selected as UC Berkeley's chancellor-designate, according to a statement by the university. Her nomination by University of California President Janet Napolitano was confirmed by the UC Board of Regents March 16, making Christ the first woman to serve in the role, becoming the 11th chancellor of UC Berkeley on July 1.
December 14, 2016
Simon Rippon, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Public Policy has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective December 1, 2016, based on the recommendation of the Provost supported by the Reappointment and Promotion Committee.
November 29, 2016
Professor Martin Kahanec of the School of Public Policy at CEU has been appointed Member of the Panel of Experts for the European Court of Auditors' EU Labour Mobility Audit. The Audit will concern the freedom of movement for workers in the EU, and the role of the European Commission as a guardian of Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU and the use of European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation and the European Social Fund in facilitating labor mobility in the EU.
October 4, 2016
Kate Coyer, director of the Civil Society and Technology Project at CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) in the School of Public Policy, was named a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. During this academic year, Coyer will research the role of Internet companies in responding to violent extremism online and the impacts on privacy and freedom of expression.
October 3, 2016
Carsten Wilke, associate professor in the CEU Departments of History and Medieval Studies, has been named director of the Center for Religious Studies (CRS). He takes over for University Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh from the History Department.
September 20, 2016
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.
September 20, 2016
Andrzej Baniak, associate professor in the Department of Economics, was awarded the prestigious title of “egyetemi tanar." The appointment, made by Janos Ader, the President of Hungary, is effective September 1, 2016.
September 2, 2016
Professor Michael Ignatieff has been appointed Rector of Kozep-europai Egyetem, CEU's Hungarian entity. Ignatieff received his credentials in Sandor Palace from the President of Hungary, Janos Ader. The appointment is from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2021.