Arlie Russell Hochschild, professor emerita at the University of California, studied Tea Party supporters in Louisiana for five years to learn about the emotional motivation of right-wing sympathies. She shared her findings at her Nov. 25. lecture at CEU, "Strangers In Their Own Land: Allegory, Emotion and The American Right."
CEU Professor Anton Pelinka is featured in this International Business Times article about the recent Polish elections.
The large turnout at the public panel on "Philosophy, the refugee crisis, and how to help in Hungary," hosted by CEU’s Department of Philosophy on September 22, indicated a keen interest across CEU in helping refugees and migrants, as well as in philosophical analysis of political debates about migration policy.
http://index.hu/belfold/2015/10/01/uzsorasok_szegenyseg_melyszegenyseg_nyomor_abcug/ - Hungarian news portal figyelo.hu reports about how usurers exploit people living in deep poverty in Hungary. The article quotes Balint Misetic, PhD student at CEU’s Department of Political Science, who says that past governments should have supported housing instead of house loans, and draws attention to the Hungarian government’s shift towards the criminalization of poverty.
Professor Tibor Tajti of the Department of Legal Studies and Assistant Professor Levente Littvay of the Department of Political Science were chosen as the recipients of the 2015 CEU Distinguished Teaching Award. The awards were conferred at CEU’s 25th Academic Year Opening Ceremony on September 21, 2015.
CEU University Professor Bela Greskovits wrote a personal account in Visegrad Revue of his recent experience at Keleti train station in Budapest in the midst of the refugee crisis.
http://www.klubradio.hu/cikk.php?cid=190771&id=16 - Hungarian Klub Radio’s online foreign media section reports: Zoltan Miklosi, assistant professor at CEU's Department of Political Science, says Hungary's anti-migrant policy does not make political sense in the long run, in a piece by National Public Radio (NPR).