The Alumni Reunion Weekend was organized at CEU on May 3-5. It gathered Alumni Chapter Leaders from all over the world to discuss alumni volunteering activities. For many of the alumni it was also a chance to get together with their friends from different parts of the world, united by their alma mater. There was an enthusiastic and energetic feeling throughout the event.
CEU Professor Anton Pelinka is quoted in this New York Times article on the ongoing Austrian debate about smoking in public places.
Professor Anton Pelinka is quoted in this article about Austria's new SPO and SPD parties and their identities.
CEU Professor Andras Kovacs participated in the 9th European Anti-Semitism Forum and is quoted in this piece.
In a new monograph published by Routledge, Andras Laszlo Pap, recurrent visiting professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU, shows the rise and morphology of a self-identified `illiberal democracy’, the first 221st-centuryilliberal political regime arising in the European Union. Since 2010, Viktor Orban’s governments in Hungary have convincingly offered an anti-modernist and anti-cosmopolitan/anti-European Unionist rhetoric, discourse and constitutional identity to challenge neo-liberal democracy.
In "Extra-Territorial Ethnic Politics, Discourses and Identities in Hungary", Szabolcs Pogonyi, associate professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU, explores the causes and consequences of the discursive and legal construction of the Hungarian transborder nation through the institutionalization of non-resident citizenship and voting. Through the in-depth analysis of Hungarian transborder and diaspora politics, this book investigates how the political engagement of non-resident Hungarians impacts inter- and intra-state ethnic relations.
CEU Professor Anton Pelinka is quoted in this piece about the recently defeated Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
By Otto Kobakhidze, NATI '17, Georgia
Three CEU professors and an alumnus presented recently published books dealing with various aspects of Jewish history at a book launch December 6 hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at CEU.