December 14, 2018
Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Political Theory at the Department of Government at Harvard University gave an interview to CEU’s video team summarizing his lecture held on November 28 with the title “The Delayed End of History: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Resilience of Liberal Ideals” as part of CEU's Presidential Lecture Series.
June 22, 2018
Today at Central European University's 27th graduation ceremony, 693 students from 100 countries received master's, doctoral degrees and non-degree certificates at Budapest's Palace of Arts (MUPA). The University also awarded the Open Society Prize to celebrated Hungarian economist Janos Kornai for his pioneering economic analysis that laid bare the destructive irrationality of “closed societies” of the communist type and for his important contributions to the economic canon.
May 9, 2018
The rise of globalism and the expansion of education have created new rifts in societies that make it difficult for low-income, low-education voters to unite under one platform, said Thomas Piketty, professor at EHESS and the Paris School of Economics, who spoke as part of the Rethinking Open Society series at CEU on April 18.
March 17, 2018
Social progress, prosperity, security, and the concept of open society all emerged from the horrific ordeal of war, according to Margaret MacMillan, professor at the University of Toronto and the former warden of St. Antony's College, speaking at CEU March 7 as part of the Rethinking Open Society series hosted by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff.