CEU Professor of Nationalism Studies Anton Pelinka discusses SYRIZA (the Coalition of the Radical Left) and the situation in Greece with Swiss Radio and Television (SRF):
CEU mourns the loss of alumnus Tamas Kubik, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this week. Kubik graduated in June 2014 with a master’s degree in Nationalism Studies.
Christian Joppke, chair of general sociology at the University of Bern's Institute for Sociology, challenged the concept of stripping terrorists of their citizenship in this lecture “Terror and the Loss of Citizenship” on Jan. 20.
http://nol.hu/belfold/kihagytak-a-tarsadalmat-1508077 - Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag reports: Bori Takacs (NAT`10) steps forward as leader of Hungarian “MostMi” forum, as Zsolt Varady, co-founder of the civic opposition organization announced his retirement from politics.
Due to copyright regulations, the article is available in the daily (p. 2, Kihagytak a tarsadalmat).
Hungarian news portal mno.hu reports: A book on socialism by American author Joshua Muravchik has been published in Hungarian. Assistant Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU Szabolcs Pogonyi elaborated on the fact that the book had not become outdated in the twelve years since its original publication, but facilitated new interpretations. He also mentioned that by presenting some career paths the book outlines internal controversies that prevent the harmonization of the ideals of democracy, liberty, and socialism.
Title/Position: Associate Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program
Number of years at CEU: 14
Home city/town & country: Poughkeepsie, New York
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Eszter Neuberger, MA student in CEU’s Nationalism Studies Program has received the Tamas Szego Award for her report series entitled Refugees in Hungary that was published in Hungarian weekly HVG. The award is given two journalists under 30 who stand up for the fallen in print or online publications.
For more information, see https://nationalism.ceu.hu//node/41758
Hungarian economic and political weekly HVG carries an interview with equal opportunities researcher and CEU Department of Nationalism Studies Alumna Lidia Balogh (NAT’ 09). She joined the team of the Foundation for the Women of Hungary (MONA) in 2004. She participated, with others, in programs aimed at the enforcement of the human rights of migrant women and actions against prostitution.
Maria M. Kovacs, professor in the Nationalism Studies Program was awarded the prestigious title of “egyetemi tanar.” The appointment, made by Janos Ader, the President of Hungary, is effective Oct. 10, 2014. The title, which literally means “university professor,” indicates a high ranking within Hungarian higher education. To qualify for accreditation in Hungary, doctoral schools must have a certain number of such professors.
Head of CEU's Nationalism Studies Program Szabolcs Pogonyi is featured in this PBS video report on Hungary's Roma population and the controversial evictions in Miskolc, Hungary's third-largest city. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/producers-notebook-hungarians-believe-criminality-roma-blood/