November 18, 2016
Europe’s long history of migration, which has been altered or forgotten during the current refugee crisis, must be brought back into the debate, according to participants in the conference “Migration and Refugees Today: Giving History Its Place in Debates and Research,” held Nov. 14 at CEU in Budapest by the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), the University of Amsterdam, and CEU.
November 18, 2016
"Liberals were too confident that history was on their side" in the U.S. elections, CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff told Euractiv.com in an interview Nov. 17. http://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/interview/ignatieff-it-is-terrible-that-liberal-progressives-express-contempt-for-trump-voters/
November 15, 2016
CEU is launching a President's Seminar series that will examine the ideals of open society in the face of many challenges. CEU was founded in 1991 as democratic change swept across the region, with the mission to promote the ideals of open society, democracy and the rule of law. The following is the text of an announcement of the initiative, sent by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff to the CEU community Nov. 14.
November 5, 2016
Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet published an interview with President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on November 5, 2016. The Hungarian article can be found here, and the English translation is below. “George Soros Can Defend Himself”
October 27, 2016
In its new building at Nador utca 15 on October 21, CEU dedicated the Quantum Board Room, named for the Quantum Fund, founded by George Soros, the success of which made the University possible. The Quantum Board Room was supported by the Foglia family, including Antonio Foglia, a London-based economist and hedge fund manager who is also a member of the CEU Board of Trustees, and his father, Alberto Foglia, who served as chairman of the Quantum Fund from 1987-2003.
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?