February 26, 2013
“It sounds strange, but there is a link between medieval studies and drug policy,” says Peter Sarosi, drug policy program director at the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union. “I studied the heretics of the early Christian age. With reformed drug policy, our approach is considered heretic,” he explains. “Orthodox” drug policy advocates criminalization of drug users, just as “orthodox” views banned freedom of religion.
February 12, 2013
“CEU is my passport to the whole world,” says Maha Eskander, an Iraqi who graduated in 2005 with an M.A. in Public Policy. Eskander now works as an adviser on public policy and reform in Iraq via the USAID Tarabot project implemented by Washington, D.C.-based international development firm MSI, supporting Iraq’s administrative development and civil service. Eskander’s job involves conducting workshops for Iraqi government officials on public policy development, policy implementation, and policy evaluation, as well as helping set up new policy units in ministries and provincial governments.