November 22, 2017
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff's new book "The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World" is mentioned in this Christian Science Monitor piece. https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2017/1122/Finding-virtue-after-a-war-crimes-verdict
November 21, 2017
Video of Roger Scruton - Liberalism and Loyalty, November 16, 2017
November 21, 2017
Video of Andrus Ansip - Digital Europe, November 9, 2017
November 20, 2017
Trust and a sense of belonging, as well as an emphasis on duty in addition to rights, are key to preserving the freedoms of democratic society, according to writer and philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, speaking at CEU November 16 as part of the Rethinking Open Society series. Scruton, whose lecture was entitled “Liberalism and Loyalty,” is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington and a contributing editor to The New Atlantis.
November 7, 2017
Video of CEU Press Conference October 17, 2017
October 30, 2017
Low levels of regulation, minimal government intervention, and transparency are essential to reducing corruption, but can only be effective in a society where an independent media and judiciary can empower active citizenship, said Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, who chairs the European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at Hertie School of Governance. Mungiu-Pippidi delivered her lecture as part of the Rethinking Open Society series at CEU on October 10.
October 24, 2017
Constitutionalism is an unfinished and imperfect project that can be manipulated to contribute to the closing of minds and societies, according to CEU University Professor Andras Sajo, who founded the Department of Legal Studies at CEU and served as a judge at the European Court of Human Rights for a decade. Sajo spoke as part of the Rethinking Open Society lecture series at CEU hosted by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on October 17, delivering a lecture entitled “Constitutionalism in Closing Societies.”
October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017 – CEU welcomes any initiative that reduces uncertainty, but the Minister of Justice’s proposed extension of the deadline prolongs the uncertainty while walking away from a solution that lies at hand. An agreement between the State of New York and the Government of Hungary guaranteeing CEU’s existence is ready for signature. Resolution of this matter is now up to the government. The government can simply sign the agreement it has already negotiated.