http://www.hir24.hu/belfold/2014/09/22/kitelepitjuk-oket-mert-szegenyek/ - Hungarian news portal hir24.hu reports: The news magazine entitled “Newshour” of the American public television reported from the streets of Miskolc. Szabolcs Pogonyi, head of CEU’s Department of Nationalism Studies said that the people, especially those living in the poorest areas, feel as if the government has abandoned them. The victims of minor crimes have the impression that the authorities are not doing anything.
http://www.mon.hu/eloadasok-az-elfeledett-teleki-teri-zsidosagrol/2642708 - Hungarian news portal mon.hu reports: The Glaser Jakab Memorial Foundation is organizing a program series on the life of the forgotten Jews of Teleki Square in Budapest’s Jozsefvaros district from Monday to Wednesday at the Kesztyugyar Community House in Budapest. Over the course of the three-day event, talks, workshops and an exhibition await those interested.
Luca Varadi, guest lecturer in the Nationalism Studies Program, aims to understand the formation of the Hungarian teenagers’ attitudes towards the Roma, as adolescence is a crucial period in identity development. Her objective is to determine to what extent the classical and more recent theories on the formation of prejudice can be applied in a context in which there is no public consensus of respect towards minorities.
Hungarian radio, Klub Radio interviewed Maria Kovacs, professor at CEU Nationalism Studies Department in its “Megbeszeljuk” program. Kovacs discussed, based on the present-day right-wing’s opinion why the memorial to be erected on Szabadsag Square is necessary, and in what way those people are wrong who criticize the memorial, the House of Fates, and the attitude of the government regarding the Holocaust.
Continuing a series of discussions in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, CEU's Jewish Studies Program hosted the “Narratives of Violence” conference to explore a wide range of human brutality – from the pogroms in Eastern Europe to the lynching of African Americans – and who owns these stories or influences how they are told. The June 16-18 event was organized by ICRAR, International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism, and sponsored by organizations from seven countries.
CEU Assistant Professor of Nationalism Studies Szabolcs Pogonyi discusses Hungarian minorties living in Ukraine with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty."Orban wants to claim that he has symbolically united the nation," says Szabolcs Pogonyi, a professor of nationalism studies at Central European University in Budapest. http://www.rferl.org/content/ukraine-hungarian-minority-autonomy/25412593.html
Hungarian political daily, Nepszabadsag published an interview with Gabor Kalman who made a film about the history teacher who unearthed the story of the Jewish population in Kalocsa. In relation to the topic, the newspaper mentions that according to a report recently published by the U.S.-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL), 3,400,000 Hungarians foster anti-Semitic feelings, which is 41 percent of the population. The daily asked Andras Kovacs, professor at the Nationalism Studies Program to interpret the ADL figures.
http://www.klubradio.hu/cikk.php?cid=174093&id=16 - Klub Radio, a Hungarian radio station, in its daily international media monitoring refers to an article by Reuters that quotes Professor Andras Kovacs of the Department of Nationalism Studies: Kovacs, who has devoted much of his career to measuring anti-Semitism, said his surveys showed the proportion of respondents expressing anti-Jewish views had remained steady at around 10 percent in the 1990s and 2000s.