October 25, 2016
The CEU community and special guests gathered in the University's new auditorium on October 21 to inaugurate the University's fifth President and Rector Michael Ignatieff. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Leon Botstein conducted the investiture during a ceremony complemented by Hungarian music and poetry. The ceremony also celebrated the two new state-of-the-art campus buildings. Ignatieff is a Canadian professor, award-winning writer, and former politician educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard University.
October 21, 2016
http://hvg.hu/itthon/20161021_soros_gyorgy_budapest_ceu_kozep_europai_egyetem#rss - Hungarian news portal hvg.hu reports: Michael Ignatieff was Inaugurated as the fifth President and Rector of CEU on Oct. 21. CEU community members and special guests gathered to mark the occasion at the University's new auditorium.
October 17, 2016
Government rhetoric in several states along the so-called Balkan route that refugees follow into Europe has shifted to framing the migration as a threat to both security and national identities, according to participants in a roundtable discussion entitled "The Politics of Migration Across Europe; Domestic Politics and European Values," held October 10 by the CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS), and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. CENS Director Peter Balazs moderated the event, held in a new tiered classrom in CEU's new Nador utca 15 buildings.
October 12, 2016
Central European University and Siemens Zrt. signed a memorandum of understanding October 4 that formalizes a longstanding relationship with a view to enhancing student learning through access to Siemens expertise and technology, especially in environmentally friendly technology. Siemens state-of-the-art technology is an important part of CEU's two new buildings, contributing to energy efficiency and cost savings.
October 3, 2016
Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag published an interview with President and Rector Michael Ignatieff about the university and its mission on October 1, 2016. The Hungarian article can be found here, and the English translation is below. “George Soros Is a Patriot” INTERVIEW - Michael Ignatieff, CEU’s new President and Rector, talks about the university, its mission, and George Soros, whom he calls a patriot. Why did you apply for the position of President and Rector of CEU?
September 26, 2016
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff appeared on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to talk about Canada's new peacekeeping role in today's world. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/michael-ignatieff-on-canada-s-new-peacekeeping-role-1.3777134
September 26, 2016
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff spoke to Steve Paikin on TVO's The Agenda about liberal fundamentals like individualism, freedom of speech and universal human rights and why a liberal world-view no longer enjoys the popularity it once did. http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/an-end-of-an-era
September 16, 2016
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was interviewed for Hungarian weekly HVG's popular "Portre" (portrait) column. Below please find CEU's translation of the article.
September 16, 2016
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was profiled in Canada's The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/michael-ignatieffs-journey-from-politician-to-academic-freedom-fighter/article31943341/
September 13, 2016
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff and three of his former students at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government give proposals for action for the upcoming UN Summit on the global refugee crisis in this Brookings Institution piece. https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-refugee-and-migration-crisis-proposals-for-action-u-n-summit-2016/