CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was interviewed for Hungarian commercial television channel ATV’s Extraordinary Interview („Rendkívüli interjú”) program. In the 24-minute discussion program President and Rector Ignatieff was asked about CEU, the results of the recent US elections, and the challenges liberal democracies face around the world.
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff spoke at the 2016 Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights in Brussels Nov. 17, 2016. Click here or below for his address, entitled "Media Pluralism in a democratic society."
CEU is launching a President's Seminar series that will examine the ideals of open society in the face of many challenges. CEU was founded in 1991 as democratic change swept across the region, with the mission to promote the ideals of open society, democracy and the rule of law. The following is the text of an announcement of the initiative, sent by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff to the CEU community Nov. 14.
CEU hosted the launch of Kati Marton’s “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy,” the story of Noel Field, a Harvard-educated U.S. State Department employee turned hardcore Stalinist on October 25.
Best-selling author and member of CEU’s Board of Trustees Marton is “not only a distinguished writer but also part of the team that defends this institution, a very fine friend of CEU with a truly extraordinary story of the 20th century to tell,“ said CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff in his opening remarks.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €25 million to Central European University (CEU) to upgrade its campus located in the historic center of the Hungarian capital Budapest.
The EIB loan will finance the University’s urban campus development project comprising the renovation and construction of approximately 39,000 m2 of teaching, conference and research facilities. The project consolidates the University's academic and administrative entities on a single and cohesive campus with sufficient space and up-to-date facilities for students and staff.