The Rethinking Open Society project is about the heart and the soul of CEU's mission. It brings leading thinkers to CEU to examine open society, its history, its achievements and failures and its future prospects in a world where its ideals are under threat. Between January and May 2017, CEU was privileged to host 12 distinguished academics, covering a wide range of issues, cutting to the core of what Open Society means in our day and age.
We're a university with a difference and the difference is our open society mission. Over the past 25 years, we've never hesitated to rethink our mission in the light of new circumstances. In the wake of recent world events, CEU's mission is more important than ever. More than ever, we need to stand for open minds and open frontiers at a time when political forces of anger, exclusion and closure are in the ascendant. Michael Ignatieff