How does a Harvard-educated U.S. State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hard-core Stalinist? Best-selling author Kati Marton unravels this perplexing story in her forthcoming book, which carries the working title, “The Believer: Stalin’s Last American.” Marton, a fellow at CEU’s Institute for Advanced Study, read from her first draft and described her inspiration in a talk at CEU April 1.
“It’s the story of the power of an idea,” Marton said. “About fanaticism and faith. Field was unique – he was a believer to his last breath.”
The School of Public Policy at Central European University (SPP) in partnership with the Central European University Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) in Budapest, and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin are launching a fellowship program for researchers and public policy practitioners from nine countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, and Turkey).
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) invites applications for a new artist-in-residence program for academic year 2015-16.. Two residential fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to senior (up to three months) and junior artists (up to six months), who work innovatively in various visual media, including film and digital applications. The purpose of this program is to promote socially relevant artistic projects that would encourage the development of Visual Studies at CEU.
The CEU Institute for Advanced Study jointly with the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology and the Department of Political Science is hosting a workshop on Financialization at Central European University on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Deadline for registration: January 25, 2015.
For all inquiries and to register for the workshop, contact Hadas Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) visiting fellow at CEU IAS.
For details, see the attachment.