More than 600 CEU students from nearly 80 countries received their master's or doctoral degrees at this year's graduation ceremony on June 21, the University's twenty-fourth commencement. These graduates join a body of 12,000 CEU alumni who are distinguishing themselves as the next generation of leaders and scholars in the region and beyond.
Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, who served in Budapest from 2010 to 2013, presented her book about these exciting and engaging years, “Madam Ambassador: Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest,” at an event at CEU June 18.
Former Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Janos Martonyi and CEU President and Rector John Shattuck were guest speakers at the inaugural Euro-Atlantic Cafe series hosted by the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID) April 30.
Hungarian weekly HVG interviewed CEU President and Rector John Shattuck. The following is a translation of the article, which appeared in the April 16 print edition.
The key politicians of neither the US nor the EU will attend the May 9 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow. What has gone wrong in the relations between Russia and the West?
In 1989, there was hope that democracy, open society, and globalization would advance together – that liberty was indivisible. Professor Michael Ignatieff discussed how these propositions turned out March 16.
With the bond-buying program announced last month, the European Central Bank (ECB) has sought a middle ground between calls for more aggressive monetary easing and warnings against excessive measures, ECB council member and Austrian Central Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny said Feb. 2 at CEU.