Giving ordinary people a knowledge of the law, and how to use it to initiate change, empowers people and strengthens democracy, said Vivek Maru, CEO of Namati and World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
Real-time data and research conclusions should be translated and readily available to policymakers, said Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Engle who joined a panel of CEU economists to discuss evidence-based policymaking. The NYU Stern School of Business Professor's Volatility Lab, or V-Lab, aims to do just this by analyzing market risks daily and providing the results in clear, digestible charts.
SPP is offering courses related to the field of Higher Education Policythis academic year, and all members of the CEU community are invited to register for them and attend them. The courses are the following:
1. SOPP 5115 - Higher Education Policy in the Age of Knowledge Society (Fall Term, 2 credits, Liviu Matei)
CEU alumna Lenka Bustikova (POLS '00) and Cristina Corduneau-Huci, assistant professor at CEU's School of Public Policy and Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations, received the prize for 2017 Best Paper award by the American Political Science Association's Comparative Democratization section for their article, Patronage, Trust, and State Capacity: The Historical Trajectories of Clientelism.
Producing research-based evidence for informed policy intervention lays in the focus of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission's science and knowledge service. In the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding between JRC and CEU, signed in 2016, Professor Martin Kahanec of CEU's School of Public Policy spoke at a JRC Lunchtime Lecture in Brussels on June 14.
CEU Mundus Mapp student Benjamin Jance IV shares his CEU experience in a recent Times Higher Education piece. Jance will complete his year at CEU this month and will continue his Mundus Mapp studies next year at Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).
As a professional school, SPP has faculty with rich experience in the world of policy practice and activism. Four of the School’s faculty practitioners shared insights from their personal experiences with CEU students during a series of career talks this term. “We spend a lot of time telling our students to think strategically about the future and to plan ahead as they chart their individual career paths,” said Ann Gagliardi, Director, SPP Career and Alumni Programs.