Strengthening European Bonds: Ukraine Towards the European Union, a panel discussion co-hosted by CEU’s Center for European Enlargement Studies and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung aimed to find ways for the EU and the V4 countries to contribute to the enhancement of a common European Ukraine strategy. The March 24 event was part of CEU’s Frontiers of Democracy series.
The current government is the most capable Ukraine has ever had, and the readiest to reform, said CEU Adjunct Professor Kalman Mizsei, who heads the European Union Advisory Mission on Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine. His March 23 lecture at CEU was organized as part of the Frontiers of Democracy series by the Department of Public Policy.
What can we expect from the transition economies of Central Eastern Europe and Central Europe a generation on from the dramatic changes a generation ago? What are the constraints and opportunities facing these countries in the coming decade and beyond? These questions and others are discussed in Neo-transition Economics, co-edited by Yusaf H. Akbar, associate professor at CEU Business School and CEU Business School alumnus Rustam Jamilov. The book includes contributions from Paul Marer, professor of business at the school.
CEU alumna Monika Baar (HIST’ 95) won a consolidator grant worth €2 million for her innovative research project Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective.
Baar, who won the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities offered by CEU in 2014, will use the funding to study the global impact of the UN Year of Disabled Persons in 1981.
CEU Business School’s Center for Integrity in Business and Government (CIBG), together with the American Chamber of Commerce to Hungary (AmCham), held a Board Simulation exercise at CEU on March 11. Ten practicing lawyers and businesspeople played the role of board members and initiated a lively discussion on integrity dilemmas related to an M&A (mergers and acquisitions) transaction. Members of the audience played the role of shareholders asking and advising the board for further deliberations.
The Department of Cognitive Science moved from the Frankel Leo utca building to the first floor of the Oktober 6 utca 7 building. The Cognitive Development Center is scheduled to move from Hattyuhaz to the first floor of the Oktober 6 utca 7 building on March 28.
The noise associated with campus construction should cease by the end of the month.
CEU’s Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) created a new global map of human rights-related academic and professional opportunities including various job offers, internships, conferences, seminars, summer schools, volunteering opportunities and more. The map is available here.
The map is regularly updated; and, in order to improve user experience and efficiency, HRSI welcomes feedback from members of the CEU community.
For more information, see https://hrsi.ceu.edu/node/43176