Tinatin Khidasheli, who earned a Master of Political Science at CEU in 1996, has been named defense minister of Georgia, the first woman to hold the post. She is also the first of CEU's alumni to become defense minister.
CEU earned the best rankings in its history in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) subject ranking, published April 29. CEU's programs related to politics and international studies jumped to 29th in the world, and 7th in Europe.
Hungarian economic weekly HVG interviewed Balint Misetics, PhD student at CEU’s Department of Political Science, activist and social politician on how he became involved with Hungarian politics.
Due to copyright regulations the interview is available in the magazine (9.4.2015, p.82, Misetics Balint).
CEU alumnus Alan Renwick (POLS ’97 MA, ’98 MPhil) has been named deputy director of the Constitution Unit in the University College of London's Department of Political Science. His tenure will commence in September 2015.
Hungarian news portal index.hu interviewed Anna Velikok, student in the Department of Political Science at CEU, about her initiative to place a photo of the recently assassinated Russian democracy activist Boris Nemtsov in front of the House of Terror in Budapest. Velikok also shared her views on Russian and Hungarian politics. For more, see http://index.hu/kulfold/2015/03/09/anna_vollikok_terror_haza_nemtsov_putin/ (in Eng.)
http://index.hu/kulfold/2015/03/09/anna_vollikok_terror_haza_nyemcov_putyin/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu interviewed Anna Velikok, CEU student at the Department of Political Science, about her initiative to place a photo of the recently assassinated Russian democracy activist Boris Nemtsov in front of the House of Terror in Budapest.
http://www.hir24.hu/kulfold/2015/03/04/magyar-diplomata-balhezott-a-kanadai-eloadason/ - Hungarian news portal hir24.hu reports: Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Hungary in Ottawa, Canada, Lajos Olah, stood up at the end of a roundtable discussion about the state of the rule of law in Hungary, and without stating his reasons declared the event biased against the Orban government.
CEU alumnus Rob Swainston (POLS 2000) is currently an artist in residence at Bard College. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, he studied art and political science at Hampshire College, and subsequently lived and worked in Central Europe, pursuing postgraduate studies in political science at CEU. His solo exhibition, entitled “Carry On” is on display in the Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center (New York, U.S.) through Feb. 15. This exhibition marks the culmination of a year of printmaking at Garrison Art Center.
http://mandiner.hu/cikk/20150204_kantor_zoltan_nem_fognak_elenyeszni_a_nemzetek - Hungarian news portal mandiner.hu interviewed Zoltan Kantor (POLSCI’96 / NAT’ 99), director of the National Politics Research Center (Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet) about Hungarian national politics. Kantor pointed out that the aim is to stop the decrease and assimilation of Hungarians living outside of Hungary’s boarders.
Another item of Hungarian coverage:
Klub Radio, 06.02.2015.
CEU mourns the sudden and tragic death of alumnus William Klinger, aged 42, who passed away on January 31.
Klinger graduated from the University of Trieste in 1997 with a BA in history and completed his MA in Political Science at CEU in 2000/2001. He completed his doctoral degree at the European University Institute in Florence, becoming an expert on Yugoslavia's former leader, Josip Broz Tito. Klinger was working at the History Department of the Centro di Ricerche Storiche di Rovigno (Center for Historical Research of Rovinj).