August 4, 2016
http://444.hu/2016/08/04/a-magyar-keritesrol-es-a-munkaerohianyrol-ir-a-deutsche-welle - Hungarian news portal 444.hu reports: Martin Kahanec, professor at CEU’s School of Public Policy is quoted in Deutsche Welle regarding how migration affects economy. For the original article in English, see http://www.dw.com/en/hungary-blocks-migrants-but-needs-foreign-labor/a-19448738
July 14, 2016
http://abcug.hu/giroszos-az-egyetlen-mentsvar/ - Hungarian news portal abcug.hu reports: Omar, a 26-year old Afghan who had recently received his Hungarian status as a political refugee, discusses his challenges, both positive and negative experiences, and agonies during his escape from his home country. In the article he mentions CEU as an institution he will apply to if he stays in Hungary.
June 23, 2016
http://www.klubradio.hu/cikk.php?cid=200470&id=16 - In its daily foreign press review, Hungarian Klub Radio lists the report of German Public Radio about Viktor Orban and his policies against the refugees. The report includes expert commentary from Anton Pelinka, professor at CEU’s Nationalism Studies Department, who argues that the Hungarian PM’s views reflect not only populist but religious convictions too.
May 5, 2016
Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag reports: In an article about Syrian refugee students, BBC education correspondent Sean Coughlan highlighted that CEU is opening its doors to refugees at weekends with volunteer academics offering courses in English, maths, philosophy, Hungarian culture and history and human rights law. For the article, see http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36164060 Due to copyright regulations, the article is available in the daily (5.5.2016. p.8. VILAGHIR)
May 4, 2016
http://index.hu/kulfold/2016/05/04/budapesten_szulethet_ujja_aleppo/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu reports: In an article about Syrian refugee students, BBC education correspondent Sean Coughlan also reported on CEU’s Aleppo Project. For the article, see http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36164060
February 8, 2016
http://eduline.hu/felnottkepzes/2016/2/9/Menekultek_oktatas_CEU_PZ5FAZ - Hungarian news site edupress reports: According to the Euronews report “Refugees in Hungary offered classes to speed integration,” CEU is arranging 13-week English-language courses for registered asylum seekers, in which up to 40 people can take part. Participants are from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Sudan.
February 5, 2016
Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag reports: Holbrooke Fellow Armenak Tokmaiyan at CEU’s Aleppo Project at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery at the School of Public Policy gave expert commentary on the different groups fighting in Syria in an article about the international conference on aid for Syria in London. Due to copyright regulations the article is available in the daily (2.5.2016. pp.1,7. Melyen a zsebukbe nyulnak).
February 2, 2016
http://www.168ora.hu/globusz/europa-sajat-vesztet-okozhatja-142676.html - Hungarian news portal 168ora reports: Anton Pelinka, professor at CEU’s Department of Nationalism Studies in his article published in Die Zeit argues that the continent was not prepared for the fears the refugee crisis would trigger in Europeans. According to Pelinka, Europe would be able to handle the crisis if it saw it as an opportunity instead of a burden.
January 28, 2016
Constanze Jeitler (MA, History) and Stefan Roch (PhD, SPP) participate in a debate on the role of volunteers and universities in Europe’s refugee crisis at Charles University in Prague.
January 21, 2016
CEU launched CEU OLIve, a series of weekend courses for registered refugees and asylum seekers in Hungary on Jan. 16 with five courses and 43 students. The program is run and courses are taught by more than 30 student, faculty and staff volunteers from across the CEU community. OLIve will run every Saturday for the duration of the winter term, and then a new program will begin in the spring term and also run every weekend.