“The School of Public Policy is becoming one of the largest and most diverse public policy schools in Europe,” said Julia Buxton, professor of comparative politics and SPP associate dean for academic affairs and programs.
Name: Ann Gagliardi
Title/Position: Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations at the School of Public Policy
Number of years at CEU: 2 months
Home city/town & country: Orange, Massachusetts, USA
What’s your favorite Hungarian food?
Veal stew with paprika and boiled potatoes. (I think the stew's called porkolt but it's what I think of when someone says 'goulash'.)
Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?
Tautvydas Juskauskas (MPA ’15) took home second place at the Falling Walls Lab in Ljubljana, Slovenia for his work on estimating crowd sizes using drones. Falling Walls Labs are held in numerous cities around the world and provide young academics and professionals with opportunities to present their innovative ideas, research, and initiatives.
On March 21, School of Public Policy (SPP) students and staff spent the day volunteering with the Roma community in Bag, Hungary. Working with local NGO BAGazs, SPP students and staff helped members of the Roma settlement in Bag build a fence around a plot of land that will be used for agriculture. This fence will help keep animals away from crops.
School of Public Policy (SPP) students have a track record of fostering deep engagement with local communities. Four students have shown strong interest and commitment in working with Roma communities: Marek Balaz (MPA ’16), Katalin Nemeth (MPA ’16), Ciprian-Valentin Nodis (MPA ’15), and Erjon Qirollari (MPA ’15). Each of these students took the time to share his or her story with SPP.
CEU was transformed into an arena of clashing ideas during the fourth edition of the Budapest Open International Debate Tournament March 6-8. The 128 debaters, representing over 50 institutions from over 25 countries, tackled some of the most important challenges to democratic societies today, such as voting rights, political correctness, labor regulations regarding freelancers, the banning of advertising, and the right to restrict oil and gas drilling by referendum.
LEAD, the Mercator Capacity Building Center for Leadership & Advocacy in cooperation with the School of Public Policy at Central European University (SPP), company companions, and the Center for Leadership and Values in Society at the University of St.
CEU's School of Public Policy (SPP) announced the appointment of Yasmin Sooka as the inaugural George Soros Visiting Chair for the fall 2015 term.
The School of Public Policy at Central European University (SPP) in partnership with the Central European University Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) in Budapest, and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin are launching a fellowship program for researchers and public policy practitioners from nine countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, and Turkey).
Fourteen CEU students and faculty had the opportunity to join representatives of five other Hungarian universities and attend an informal meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to Budapest on Feb. 5. The event was hosted by Andrassy University Budapest.