June 24, 2015
“As a Nepali, I felt like I had a family at CEU. Everyone gave their all to help fundraise even though it was a busy time of the school year,” said Shaileshwori Sharma (MPA ’16). Shaileshwori was part of a team of CEU students that initiated a fundraising campaign to help communities in need in Nepal when the country was hit by the worst earthquake in its history in April this year.
June 23, 2015
Twenty-two students from 11 universities traveled to Budapest, Hungary last week to participate in the Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance (OSIRG) – an experience that Rumbidzai Masango (MPA ’15), one of last year’s students, described as “mind-blowing.” This is the third year that the
June 16, 2015
Former and current Roma Access Programs (RAP) students Semiha Harapi (RGPP '15), Sebijan Fejzula (RGPP '13), and Eva Csiki (RAP '09), and RAP Director Matyas Szabo met Beth Fernandez, program officer at Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT). From 2014, RAP have developed a SRT-CEU pilot internship grant program, specially designed to facilitate the access to real-world work experience in order to enhance RAP students’ applications for further study or meaningful employment. The initiative is in its second year, and the results are extremely promising.
June 15, 2015
“It was a great success. We had ten computers, and 13 people,” summed up Daniel Szugyi (MPA ’16). The 13 people who crowded into the Student Computer Lab on the second floor of Oktober 6 utca 7 on June 1 participated in a unique event: crowdsourcing to collect data that will be used to build a database with information about accidents and violations in the garment industry of Bangladesh. The event, which was organized by the Human RigthS Initiative (HRSI) and three SPP students, attracted participants from throughout CEU.
June 2, 2015
CEU’s Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) organized a day-long workshop on May 16 on Drug Policy Reform Advocacy. Led by Peter Sarosi, drug policy program director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), the workshop “offered a good general introduction to the global drug control system and drug policy reform,” said Zoe Kostitsi-Papastathopoulou (MPA ’16).
June 2, 2015
“Many people have seen pictures of the devastating accident in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2013 when the Rana Plaza building collapsed killing more than a thousand people,” said Daniel Szugyi (MPA ’16). “Although this incident was exceptional, accidents happen all the time in the textile industry.”