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CEU Condemns Attempt to Intimidate Academics, Journalists, NGOs in Figyelo

Budapest, April 12, 2018 – Central European University (CEU) strongly condemns the listing of academics, employees of non-governmental organizations and journalists in Figyelo magazine. Any academic associated with CEU is a distinguished scholar who has earned an appointment at the university through peer-reviewed publications and a strong teaching reputation.

War Can Bring Social Progress, But We Must Remember the Costs, MacMillan Says

Social progress, prosperity, security, and the concept of open society all emerged from the horrific ordeal of war, according to Margaret MacMillan, professor at the University of Toronto and the former warden of St. Antony's College, speaking at CEU March 7 as part of the Rethinking Open Society series hosted by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff.

Move Away From the American Dream to Address the Recognition Gap, Lamont Says

We cannot understand inequality without thinking about recognition, according to Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. In Western societies, worthiness is defined by socio-economic success, creating a recognition gap between social strata, said Lamont, who spoke as part of the Rethinking Open Society series at CEU on December 4.


CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff’s End of the Year Message to Alumni