Populism is more than a strategy or a rhetorical trick to gain power, but an ideology that clearly defines society in black and white terms, said Cas Mudde, associate professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, in a June 8 keynote lecture at CEU, part of the conference “Fighting Back: Liberal Democratic Responses to the Populist Challenge." The conference was sponsored by CEU's Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS),
Peter Balazs, professor in the Department of International Relations and director of the Center for European Neighborhood Studies, received the Knight Commander's Cross of the Republic of Germany in recognition of his significant contribution to German-Hungarian relations and the development of Europe. Balazs received the distinction from Lieselore Cyrus, charge d'affaires of the German Embassy in Budapest, in a ceremony May 24.
Moldova’s 2014 EU association agreement lies at the heart of the present government’s politics, determining its foreign policy and modernization path, said Andrei Galbur, deputy prime minister of Moldova, at a public lecture at CEU on March 10, organized by the Center for European Neighborhood Studies and the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova.
“We have become stronger as a nation due to immigration,” said Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johannsson at his Feb. 15 talk at CEU.
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.