On Friday, September 16, 2011, Central European University held the 2011/2012 Academic Year Opening Ceremony, marking the official beginning of the University's 21st Academic Year. The event was held in the Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and was followed by a reception on the university campus for students, faculty, staff, and guests.
The following is the translation of the interview with CEU President and Rector John Shattuck that appeared on Sept. 10, 2011, in the special issue on 9/11 of the Hungarian political daily, Nepszava. The article was written by Eva Elekes.
CEU's 20th anniversary attracted considerable media attention in Hungary. Highlights include the interviews given by President and Rector John Shattuck to the following media. For the English translations, please click on the headings below. For more Hungarian and international news items about CEU's 20th anniversary, please visit http://20.ceu.hu/press
CEU President and Rector, John Shattuck, gave an interview to HVG about the 20th Anniversary of the University, which was published today (33th volume, 20th issue, pages 32-33.). Both the original Hungarian article and the English translation are attached below.
An interview by the IIE Networker with CEU President and Rector, John Shattuck, is now available online here: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/IIEB0210/#/10
A quote from the interview:
Transcript of CEU President and Rector John Shattuck’s Welcome Address delivered at the CEU Year Opening Ceremony, 17 September 2010
Welcome to CEU, and to our 20th year as a university!
We’re celebrating our Opening Day of this 20th year in a place that symbolizes the future of CEU. As you can see, this is the construction site of one of our new buildings, and it’s here in this “hole in the wall” that our next two decades will begin to take shape.
In May 2010 the Chronicle of Higher Education featured an interview with President and Rector John Shattuck in its Peer Review section.
Transcript of CEU President and Rector John Shattuck’s Welcome Address delivered at the CEU Year Opening Ceremony, 18 September 2009
Welcome to the Opening Day of CEU!
On September 14, CEU President and Rector John Shattuck was interviewed by an alumnus, Brandon Krueger (IRES '00; also, current Director, CEU Online Communication Unit). The video, and transcript, follow:
On 1 August 2009, John Shattuck, an international legal scholar and human rights leader, became the fourth President and Rector of Central European University.
Announcing the appointment in January 2009, Leon Botstein, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of CEU and President of Bard College, noted that “John Shattuck has worked tirelessly to promote open society across the globe, and his leadership will reinforce the university’s commitment to international justice and the rule of law.”
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