Judit Sandor, professor in the Departments of Political Science, Legal and Gender Studies and director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at CEU, was elected a Governor of the World Association of Medical Law (WAML) at the 24th WAML Annual Congress held September 2-6 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Tallinn University hosted the New Human Rights of the 21st Century conference on September 20-22 to explore the origins of such rights, the functions and the rhetoric of these rights and the role such “new” rights can play in the field of human rights law. The conference was part of the HURMUR: Human rights – mutually raising excellence project, funded by the European Commission.
Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: War, edited by Professor Andrea Peto of CEU's Department of Gender Studies, examines war through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. Containing 24 chapters, the volume demonstrates that bodies and other allegedly passive material/other allegedly passive objects have a history and also agency.
Three CEU professors and an alumnus presented recently published books dealing with various aspects of Jewish history at a book launch December 6 hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at CEU.
Andrea Peto, professor in the department of Gender Studies at CEU, has been reappointed as a member of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Societal Challenge 6 'Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies' for another 2 years (2016-2018) and to the Horizon2020 Advisory Group for Gender by the European Commission.
With her research project on ‘Women and Trade Unions in Europe and internationally, 1920s to 1980s’ Susan Zimmermann, university professor in the Departments of History and Gender Studies at CEU, has won a fellowship at re:work, the International Research Center on Work and Human Life Cycle, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, for academic year 2016-17.