May 18, 2016
The Last Days of Stalin, the latest book by Joshua Rubenstein, associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, demystified a very unique period of Soviet history at a book launch at CEU on May 3. Beyond his scholarship, Joshua Rubenstein is a long-time human rights leader, CEU President and Rector John Shattuck said in his introduction. Current Russian leadership is trying to copy some of Stalin’s methods, and his views on nationality and control over borderlands are shaping Russian approach today, Shattuck added.
May 14, 2016
http://nol.hu/kulfold/tipor-a-vonalzon-az-iszlam-allam-1615625 - Hungarian news portal nol.hu reports: Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh from CEU’s Department of History gave expert commentary on the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Pact. Al-Azmeh, who is also director of CEU’s Center for Religious Studies discussed the effect the pact has on the everyday lives of people living in the area it covers. The article was also published in Nepszabadsag (5.14.2016. p.7. Tipor a vonalzon az Iszlam Allam)