December 14, 2009
Among political decision-makers and leading scientists from around the world, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Director, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Enegry (3CSEP), CEU / Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU / Lead Expert, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-winning IPCC) presented at the COP15 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, contributing to "Construction Counts for Climate", a COP15 side event on low carbon policies for buildings and construction—a sector offering great potential for carbon mitigation, given that almost 40 percent of all energy is consumed in buildings.
November 3, 2009
The Inauguration of John Shattuck as the fourth President and Rector of Central European University, took place on November 2, 2009. The Master of Ceremonies, Provost/Academic Pro-Rector and CEU University Professor, Howard Robinson, delivered Opening Remarks. In his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CEU, Leon Botstein, presented the Insignia of Office of President and Rector to Professor John Shattuck.