January 20, 2016
The refugee crisis was amplified by a failure of western intervention policies, the loss of control of European borders, and insufficient support for refugee camps, according to Professor Michael Ignatieff of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, who spoke Jan. 12 and 14 at CEU.
January 9, 2016
http://nol.hu/kulfold/csak-ujabb-tragedia-erte-sziriat-1583737 - Hungarian news portal nol.hu reports: Holbrooke Fellow AlHakam Shaar at CEU’s Aleppo Project at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) at the School of Public Policy (SPP) gave expert commentary on the roles foreign powers play in the war in Syria. The article was also published in Nepszabadsag (1.9.2015. p.8, "Ez hatalmi, nem vallási harc")
December 23, 2015
Elissa Helms, head of CEU’s Department of Gender Studies wrote about how different cultural interpretations of gender roles and victimhood affected the reaction to the refugee crisis in Europe in her article “Men at the borders: Gender, victimhood, and war in Europe’s refugee crisis” published in the anthropology-oriented blog Focaal. - http://www.focaalblog.com/2015/12/22/elissa-helms-men-at-the-borders-gen...
December 15, 2015
As part of a range of both humanitarian and academic efforts to help ease the refugee crisis in Europe, CEU is launching a program offering weekend courses for refugees and asylum seekers in Hungary. Starting January 16, registered refugees and asylum seekers can participate in English courses, academic tutoring to help prepare applications to university, an introduction to life and culture in Hungary, an academic course on human rights, and a course on careers.
December 9, 2015
While meeting the needs of women and ensuring their safety pose challenges both logistical and cultural, women can be key participants in change, according to panelists at “Women and the Refugee Crisis: On the Move, On the Ground, Making Change” held at CEU Dec. 3 and hosted by the Department of Gender Studies.
December 4, 2015
http://index.hu/belfold/2015/12/04/a_nok_egyszerre_aldozatai_es_eros_emberei_a_menekultvalsagnak/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu reports: The Department of Gender Studies at CEU organized a panel discussion on “Women and the Refugee Crisis: On the Ground, On the Move, Making Change” on December 3rd at CEU.
December 3, 2015
Hungarian weekly HVG interviewed Szabolcs Pogonyi, assistant professor at CEU’s Nationalism Studies Program about the refugee crisis and its impacts from the aspects of philosophy, international law, ethics and national politics. Due to copyright regulations the article is available in the weekly (12.03.2015. pp.30-31. "A polgarhaborus allapot felszamolasa utan sem lesz kevesebb migrans")
December 2, 2015
http://444.hu/2015/12/02/terroristak-es-a-menekult-front - Hungarian news portal 444.hu published the Op-Ed CEU President and Rector John Shattuck wrote entitled “Terrorists and the Refugee Battleground” for Project Syndicate. For the original article, see https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-us-should-welcome-refugees-by-john-shattuck-2015-12 Further coverage:
December 1, 2015
CEU President and Rector John Shattuck wrote this op-ed focusing on the history of refugees and making a clear distinction between those seeking asylum due to war and persecution and terrorists. http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-us-should-welcome-refugees-by-john-shattuck-2015-12
November 25, 2015
CEU Director of Communications Adri Bruckner contributed to the European Association for International Education (EAIE)'s blog, detailing CEU's response to the refugee crisis. http://www.eaie.org/blog/a-university-mobilised-in-the-refugee-crisis/