EU members must strengthen dialogue in order to develop common solutions, said Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, speaking at CEU at an event hosted by CEU's Cénter for European Neighborhood Studies and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
CEU is listed under the acknowledgements section of the "Global Strategy for the EU's Foreign and Security Policy" presented recently by European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini and the European External Action Service.
The Center for European Neighborhood Studies and Andrassy University co-hosted Regional Cooperation and Regional Identity in the Western Balkans: Similarities and Differences conference to address regional cooperation and regional identity in the Western Balkan countries.
The rule of law is so essential to democracy that it is the guiding principle in key issues today – fighting the lawless ISIL, tackling corruption, guaranteeing human rights for asylum seekers, and securing a free and democratic Ukraine, according to U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell, speaking at CEU May 17. Bell’s lecture was hosted by CEU’s Center for European Neighborhood Studies, and Bell was introduced by CEU President and Rector John Shattuck.
Central European University (CEU) hosted 35 university presidents and administrators from 27 institutions in countries from Nigeria to Iraq, Italy to Kyrgyzstan, in Budapest April 21-23 for the annual meeting of the American Association of International Colleges and Universities (AAICU). AAICU upholds the highest standards in American higher education, such as English-language instruction, a non-profit business model, liberal arts-inspired curricula, and American regional accreditation.
“Nothing about us without us,” Professor Ian Hancock of the University of Texas at Austin said in his opening remarks at a conference entitled "The Damages of Anti-Gypsyism and Tools for Improved Responses," the opening part of a colloquium on hate speech held at CEU on March 17.
Increasing volatility in the European Union has a strong influence on enlargement. In order to respond to recent changes across Europe, from March 2016, the Center for EU Enlargement Studies will be known as the Center for European Neighborhood Studies, while keeping its established acronym - CENS. It will retain its focus on EU enlargement, however, its change in name also brings a revision of its mission.
CEU Professor Peter Balazs, director of the Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) and former Hungarian foreign minister, was awarded the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Tufts University in February.
"In the recognition of your integrity and valor as Foreign Minister, encouraging respect for humanities values and rule of law and fighting discrimination," the award said.