May 31, 2012
Budapest, April 26, 2012—For 25 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. The festival creates an exchange of views and a meeting of minds, inspiring revelations personal, political and educational. Hay is, in Bill Clinton's phrase, ‘The Woodstock of the mind’.
May 31, 2012
Budapest, May 7, 2011 – Central European University President and Rector John Shattuck will participate in the launch of the U.S. branch of the Vaclav Havel Library in New York on May 8, 2012. Shattuck, former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic and former U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, will chair a panel titled “Ensuring Vaclav Havel’s Legacy: The Role of the Havel Library.”
May 31, 2012
Budapest, May 15, 2012 – Central European University (CEU) will host the 8th European Feminist Research Conference on May 17 – 20 on the University campus and at neighboring Golyavar Conference Center at Eotvos Lorand University. Over 500 scholars and researchers will gather for what will be the largest feminist conference held in Budapest in more than sixty years.
May 31, 2012
Budapest, May 17, 2012 – Building on the legacy of U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the Brookings Institution, in collaboration with Central European University (CEU)'s School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPPIA), will host a special panel event on preventing genocide and mass atrocities on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 10 a.m. to noon. Following on the recent creation of an Atrocity Prevention Board by the Obama administration, this event will focus on U.S.
November 29, 2011
Pathways to 2020 Able to Deliver the Additional 6 to 11 Gigatonne Cuts Needed to Get World onto Safe Track Budapest, 29 November 2011—Cutting emissions by 2020 to a level that could keep 21st century global temperature rise under 2 degrees C is technologically and economically feasible, says a comprehensive new study released in London and Nairobi on 23 November by the UN Environment Program (UNEP).
November 4, 2011
See full transcript of event remarks here https://www.ceu.hu/soros-transcript-nov3-2011 See full video coverage of event here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lI3mdtSeRA
October 20, 2011
Budapest, Oct. 20, 2011—On Oct. 26, Prince Hassan of Jordan will share his views on the Arab Spring at a public lecture at Central European University. His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will speak within the framework of the university’s Rector’s Lecture Series Special Event. CEU President and Rector John Shattuck will give introductory remarks; Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Head, Department of History, CEU, will act as the moderator of the event.
September 15, 2011
Budapest, 15 September 2011—CEU begins its twenty-first academic year with an intake of 622 new students from nearly 80 countries who join the doctoral, second-year Master’s, and undergraduate students already at the university. With this new cadre, CEU enrolls more than 1,600 students from nearly a hundred countries. The CEU community also includes some 10,000 alumni worldwide.
July 18, 2011
Budapest, July 18, 2011—Central European University (CEU) named Krisztina Kos director of CEU Press, effective July 1. Promoted from her position as editor, Kos brings expertise gained over 10 years in publishing, deep knowledge of CEU, and a vision for developing the Press.
June 9, 2011
Budapest, 9 June 2011—Economists from Central European University (CEU) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) have shown that the achievement gap between Roma and non-Roma students is substantial both in both reading skills and mathematic reasoning, however, these differences are explained by social disadvantages; ethnicity plays no additional role.