Professor Julia Buxton and CEU Gender Studies graduate Giavana Margo hosted the short course “Understanding the Gendered Impacts of Drug Policy” at the Global Policy Academy at CEU's School of Public Policy in November 2018. 23 participants from eighteen different countries were invited to analyze and reflect on best practices, lessons learned and methods for improved gender inclusivity within global drug policy reform and advocacy.
Kata Orosz, assistant professor of Higher Education Policy in the School of Public Policy, and Daniela Craciun, doctoral student in the School of Public Policy at CEU, recently published an analytical report, entitled the Benefits and Costs of Transnational Collaborative Partnerships in Higher Education through the European Expert Network on Economics of Education.
CEU alumnus Maad Sharaf (SPP ’18) uploaded a video on his Facebook page on September 30, 2018. In the video, he asked people in a busy pedestrian area in central Budapest what they knew about Yemen. The #Ask_me_about_Yemen video project aims to raise public awareness of Yemen in general, and the humanitarian crisis caused by the war broke out in 2015, in particular. In a week, the video has generated over 13,000 views.
SPP Alumna Corina Ajder won this year's Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship at Human Rights Watch (HRW). Established in memory of the Finbergs, early supporters of HRW, this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the master's level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Ajder, who graduated in 2016, is the first CEU recipient of the prestigious fellowship.
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.