As part of its 25th Anniversary, CEU is celebrating its many alumni doing great things all around the world. Therefore, CEU’s Alumni Relations and Career Services Office (ARCS) has created the Alumni Impact Award to salute those exceptional alumni whose actions bolster the University’s overall mission and enhance its international prestige.
CEU has launched the Intellectual Themes Initiative (ITI) as part of a process to explore and develop new activities that encourage cross-disciplinary teaching and research, prompt new forms of civic engagement, enhance the academic profile of CEU and contribute to shaping its future institutional direction. The initiative presents four intellectual themes, selected for a period of up to four years and which will be reviewed annually.
CEU’s Summer University (SUN) offer courses that cater for the various needs of academic and professional development in the social sciences and humanities across a wide spectrum of disciplines. These include anthropology, cognitive science, comparative religion, environmental sciences, gender studies, history, history and philosophy of science, international relations, cultural, legal, media and medieval studies, philosophy, political science, public policy, sociology, etc. The program encourages topics in newly emerging fields.
Electoral democracies with increasingly authoritarian regimes exploit elections, religion, the media, business, and foreign policy in different ways to cement power and ensure their appeal to the majority, panelists said at the “Illiberal Governance” conference at CEU Feb. 19-20, the third of four international conferences this academic year held as part of CEU’s Frontiers of Democracy Initiative.
Julia Szalai, senior research fellow at CEU's Center for Policy Studies and visiting professor in the Department of Political Science and National Studies Program, has been awarded a research fellowship at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for academic year 2016-17. Szalai will conduct research in the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center's 'Inequalities' research priority.
In this study Averil Cameron, chair of the Oxford Centre of Byzantine Research, focuses on the prose dialogues in twelfth century Greek and on what they can tell us about the society and culture of an era when western Europe was itself developing a new culture of schools, universities, and scholars. Yet it was also the period in which Byzantium felt the fateful impact of the Crusades, which ended with the momentous sack of Constantinople in 1204.