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What Our Alumni Say

Zainiddin Karaev (PhD 2001-2004)

Operations Officer, State and Peacebuilding Fund, the World Bank

"For me, experience at CEU and Budapest has been transformative in every way. CEU offered enabling learning environment"

Maximilian Spinner (2007, PhD)

Foreign Policy Department of the Federal Chancellery, Berlin

“For me CEU was a very intense and enriching experience, both academically and personally. "

Armin Haeberle (MA 2004-2005)

Head of Corporate Development
Frankfurt Business Media - Part of the F.A.Z. Publishing Group, Frankfurt, Germany

"CEU was a great experience for me. While the academic level was really demanding, the atmosphere was always friendly and the support and interaction with the professors and university staff a real pleasure. "

Juliane Sophie Stein (MA 2012-2014)

Researcher, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Science

"One of my major motivations for choosing CEU's Department of Political Science was the attractive combination of excellence in teaching and research on the one hand, and the good range of scholarships on the other. "

Olga Victorovna Smirnova (MA 2001-2002)

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University

"My life can be divided into before and after CEU. This was a truly transformative year for me as a student of Political Science."

Anna and Dave McKeever (MA 2011-2012)

Anna is MA student at University of Lausanne, while Dave is PhD candidate at University of Ulster

"We studied together on the Political Science MA program and married two years after meeting for the first time. CEU education, the outstanding staff, the resources at the department, and the intense workload (there is no point in pretending otherwise) change people"

Benedek Kurdi (MA 2012-2013)

PhD candidate, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

"The curriculum of the Political Science MA program at CEU offers a reasonably broad and, at the same time, in-depth introduction to the social sciences. "

Aliya Abbasi (MA 2012-2013)

PhD candidate, University of Queensland

"Every day spent at CEU was full of learning, challenges, opportunities, motivation and a sense of achievement"

Batlang Seabo (MA 2012-2013)

Lecturer in Political Science, University of Botswana

"Studying at CEU, in the Political Science department, is indeed a rare privilege that will potentially open up opportunities for me in the future, particularly for my career in research. It is a life-changing experience, an investment in my future."

Andrej Nosko (IRES MA 2005-2006, PhD 2013)

Program Manager Open Society Foundations

"To succeed in the current world, you need transferable skills, which will enable you to succeed in many walks of life. "

Stela Garaz (MA 2004-2005, PhD 2005-2012)

Program Officer at Roma Education Fund, Budapest

"CEU contributed greatly to my professional growth due to its committed faculty, access to a great variety of resources, and high quality of teaching."

Daniel Horn (MA 2003-2004, PhD 2004-2010)

Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

"CEU is a true academic and intellectual community. Meeting people from all around the world and contrasting approaches from all around the scientific spectrum helped me to develop personally as well as academically."

Grigorii Golosov (MA 1993-1994)

Professor of Political Science, Project Director, Center for Democracy and Human Rights Helix, St. Petersburg

"I spent the 1993-1994 academic year at CEU Pol Sci Department, then newly formed. Academically, the time spent was more than worth it"

Peter Bajomi-Lazar (MA 1995-1996, PhD 1997-2004)

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations,University of Oxford

"My years as an MA and a PhD student at CEU's Department of Political Science have taught me that social scientists have a certain responsibility toward society, and they have to do their best to help open and free societies develop in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe."

Annamaria Orban (PhD 1999-2003)

Associate Professor, Vice Dean, Scientific and International Affairs, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

"The CEU PhD program helped a mother of two kids near 40 to speed up her academic carrier… "

Evgeni Evgeniev (MA 2000-2001, PhD 2001-2007)

Associate Professor at VUZF University, Bulgaria
Private Sector Development Specialist, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank, Sofia, Bulgaria

“CEU is a meeting place for people of different cultures, knowledge and experience. "

Mano Toth (MA 2010-2011)

PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, and International Studies, University of Cambridge

"My time at CEU was very rewarding. Engaging in thought-provoking debates expanded my vision and allowed me to go beyond the rather top-down learning experience of my undergraduate years"

Jennifer Yip (MA 2010-2011)

Community Services Officer, UNHCR, Armenia

"CEU has allowed me develop my capacity in many ways. The activities organized on and off campus made me more socially active and the courses more academically-driven. "

Miles Maftean (MA 2010-2011)

PhD candidate in Political Science (Political Theory track), Central European University

"My experience at CEU led me to develop a whole different idea of what learning actually is - it isn't simply obtaining and retaining truth and justifying this truth, but understanding what truth means to all different groups of people around the world"

Winne Ko (MA 2010-2011)

Marie Curie PhD Training Fellow, EURO IMPACT End-of-life Care Research Group, Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

"CEU is truly global and the 10 month experience not only filled up my intellectual capacity, but also changed my way of thinking about the wider world"

Yuliana Palagnyuk (MA 2003-2004)

Head of the Jean Monnet Department, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Policy and Management, Institute of Public Administration, Black Sea Petro Mohyla State University in consortium with “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

"CEU was a wonderful experience as it helped me to grow both professionally and personally. "

Endre Danyi (MA 2002-2003)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

"The Central European University is all about transformation and movement. It is about the fascination with the ways in which societies, places and practices transform – sometimes slowly, sometimes overnight."

Emilia Lubenova (MA 2007-2008)

Marketing Specialist, Prime Capital Management, Bulgaria

"CEU and my Budapest experience are very precious to me, I will always keep them in my heart. You helped me to be what I am now - I feel young and successful and it is sure that you contributed a lot to this feeling of mine"

Sule Chousein (MA 2006-2007)

PhD Candidate, Atatürk Institute on Modern Turkish Studies, Bogazici University

"I regard my one year MA experience at the CEU as the best experience of my life. CEU is indeed a unique home which blends academic excellence with her truly dedicated, friendly and professional academic staff with equally exceptional students from all over the world."

Mariana Sireteanu Gustavsson (MA 2000-2001)

PhD candidate in Political Science, Linköping University, Sweden

"Looking back I can describe CEU as a great meeting place for people, for different cultures, knowledge and experience"

Hairong Lai (PhD 2003-2008)

Executive Director, China Center for Overseas Social and Philosophical Theories

"Central European University opened up a new world of research in political science to me."

Peter Stamatov (MA 1995-96)

Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Visiting Professor, Comparative Sociology Group, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

"I remember the year I spent at CEU as an exciting time of exposure to ideas and people new to me"

Peter Vagi (MA 2002-2003)

Senior Policy Expert, OECD/SIGMA, Paris, France

"Studying at Central European University was one of the greatest journeys of my life. Being a Hungarian myself, it was also a great experience to explore my home city, Budapest together with foreigners from all over the World"

Forthcoming

MiRG goes to the Movies! 
Friday 17 November, 6 pm, Toldi Mozi

In occasion of the Verzio Film Festival which presents several documentaries focused on mobility and migration, the Migration Research Group (MiRG) decided to invite its members to the screening of The Wait, meeting exceptionally on Friday at 6 pm directly at the cinema Toldi!

http://verzio.org/en/2017/films/the-wait

The screening will be followed by a discussion with:

Kitty McKinsey, Senior Communications Officer, UNHCR
Boldizsár Nagy international lawyer
András Léderer, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
Moderator: András Földes, journalist of Index.

Discussions are in Hungarian with English simultaneous translation.

Past Events

31 October | 11.00 - 12.30
An Occasional Alliance or a New Power in Europe? The V4's Coalition Building along the Refugee Issue
!October Hall, October 6 utca 7! Registration needed.

jointly organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Budapest and the Center for European Neighbourhood Studies (CENS)

20 October | 15.30 - 17.10
Conversations on the Refugee Crisis: Who is a refugee? What is a refugee?
! N13, 301!

jointly organized by the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, the Open Learning Initiative (OLive), the Migration Research Group, and the Department of Legal Studies

19 October | 17.30 - 19.00

CANCELLED!! The role of interpreters between refugees and the society. Voicing refugees' claims in Greece
! N15 Quantum Room!

5 October | 16.15 - 17.45
Migration Research Group Meeting - Practising Refugee Law in the Heart of a Refugee Crisis: the case of Greece
! N13, G05!*

*Please write an email to mirg@ceu.edu if you do not posess a CEU ID card.

21 September | 16.15 - 17.45
Migration Research Group Meeting - Organizational Meeting & Presentation on "The effect of restrictive immigration policies: The case of transitional arrangements" (Magdalena Ulceluse, CEU) 
! N15, 106!

06 June | 17.15 - 18.45
Migration Research Group Meeting - Statelessness: A long forgotten human rights violation – What is it and how can we resolve it? (Gábor Gyulai, Hungarian Helsinki Committee & European Network on Statelessness)
!Room 104!

29 May 2017 | 9.00 - 13.30
Conference - "Us vs. Them: Populism, the Refugee Other and the Re-Consideration of National Identity in Central and Eastern Europe", (Nador 15 Building, Room 103)

jointly organized by the Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

24 May 2017 | 11.00 - 12.45
IAS Lecture - Jewish Refugees in the Balkans: A Transnational Historical Puzzle (Bojan Aleksov), Nador utca 15, room Quantum 101

23 May 2017 | 17.15 - 18.45
Migration Research Group Meeting - SOS Children's Village: Refugee Program (Eszter Kósa)
!Room 104!

09 May 2017 | 17.15 - 18.45
Migration Research Group Meeting - Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance, Tina Magazzini (Deusto, Spain) & Stefano Piemontese (UAB, Spain)

jointly organized by the Center for Policy Studies and the Migration Research Group (MiRG)

03 April 2017 | 15.30 - 17.00
Book Presentation - Inclusion and exclusion in Europe: migration, work and employment perspectives (Olena Fedyuk & Paul Stewart, Editors)
!Different venue!

03 April 2017 | 09.00 - 10.30
Public Panel - Migration & Migration Governance in Illiberal Times (Venue TBA)

28 March 2017 | 17.15 - 18.45
Migration Research Group Seminar - Student Presentations of MA-Thesis Projects: Constructing the migrant - manifestations of the Illiberal among Hungarian children (Aiski Ryokas, Sociology & Social Anthropology ’17), Legal Double Standards: Private Prisons and Undocumented Immigrant Detenetion in the U.S. (Michael Parrish, SPP '17)

16 March 2017 | 17.30 - 19.00
Lecture - The East in the West: Fluctuating Borders, Cross-Cultural Encounters and Evolving Identities in the Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean (Margarita Voulgaropoulou, postdoctoral researcher at the OTTOCONFESSION project at CEU)

08 March 2017 | 11.00 - 12.40
IAS Seminar - The way home: Peaceful return of victims of ethnic cleansing (Djordje Stefanovic, Junior EURIAS Fellow)

07 March 2017 | 17.15 -18.45
Migration Research Group Seminar - The Adriatic path of Eastern European asylum seekers during the Cold War. The case study of Italy as a transit country (Blinken OSA Archivum – Visegrad Scholarship at OSA fellow Francesca Rolandi)
!Different venue!

jointly organized by OSA Archivum and the Migration Research Group (MiRG)

28 February 2017 | 16.00 - 17.30
Migration Research Group Seminar - Migrants, city making and the value creation processes in a multiscalar perspective: Space and time in migration scholarship (Prof. Ayse Caglar, University of Vienna & Visiting Professor at CEU)
!Different time!

28 February 2017 | 13.30 -15.10
Lecture - Why Race is Still Socially Constructed (Dr. David Ludwig)

28 February 2017 | 18.00 - 20.00
Film Screening - PATRIA NOSTRA - Minor Hungarian refugees in 1956 in the French Foreign Legion (The screening is accompanied by a discussion with the author and film director Béla Nóvé (Historian) and  András Mink (Historian, Blinken OSA Archivum)

15 February 2017 | 11.00 - 12.00
Public Lecture - Migration: A Common European Challenge (Mr. Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration, Sweden)
!Nádor 15, Auditorium A!

(jointly organised by the CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) and the Embassy of Sweden in Budapest)

14 February 2017 | 17.15 - 18.45
Migration Research Group Seminar - How Immigrants Helped EU Labor Markets to Adjust during the Great Recession (Prof. Martin Kahanec)

03 & 04 February 2017 | 09.30 - 19.00
Conference - Philosophy of Borders: Nations, States, and Immigration (Keynote by Margaret Moore, Queen’s University)

(co-organised by the Hungarian Academy of Science and CEU)

31 January 2017 | 17.15 - 18.45
Migration Research Group Meeting - postponed

18 January 2017 | 18.00 - 20.00
Lecture - Why Multiculturalism isn`t Dead: Liberal Law and the Empowerment of Gays and Muslims (Christian Joppke)

17 January 2017 | 17.15 - 18.45
Migration Research Group Seminar - Student Presentations of MA-Thesis Projects: State Responses to Cross-Border Activism on the Western-Balkans Route to Europe (Zuzana Pavelková, LEGS ’17)
! ROOM 102, N15!

08 December 2016 | 15.30 -17.00
Migration Research Group Film Screening - Road of a Migrant (Olena Fedyuk, 2015, 52')

05 December 2016 | 09.00 - 17.30
Conference - From “Crisis” to Challenges of Integration: The Current State of the Balkan Migration Route
! Live stream available

24 November 2016 | 15.30 - 17.00
Migration Research Group Meeting - Refugees as Surplus Populations: Capitalism and Common Marginalisations of Migrants and Subaltern Populations (Prem Kumar Rajaram)
! Live stream available & change in venue

23 November 2016 | 11.00 - 12.30
IAS Seminar - Managing Contested Borders: A Case Study of the India-Pakistan Border (Happymon Jacob)

18 November 2016 | 10.00 - 12.00
Lecture - Inside a refugee ‘camp’: a comparative look at housing and livelihoods of refugees in the Middle East (Erlin Agich)

17-18 November 2016 | 9.30 - 19.00
Workshop - Challenging the Political Beyond and Across Borders: Possibilities and Tensions of Migrants’ and Solidarity Struggles

(co-organised by the Center for Policy Studies, the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology, the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, and the Department of Gender Studies at CEU)

17 November 2016 | 17.00 - 19.00
Lecture - There is Always a Before and an After: Documentation, Archives and the Global Refugee Crisis (Anne J. Gilliland, UCLA)

14 November 2016 | 9.30 - 18.30
International Conference - Migration and Refugees Today: Giving History Its Place in Debates and Research

(organized by the Center for Migrations and Citizenship (IFRI, Paris), in partnership with Central European University, University of Amsterdam, University of Warwick, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study)

10 November 2016 | 15.30 -17.00
Migration Research Group Seminar - Hungary's long summer of migration - irresponsible governance fails people seeking international protection: A report by MigSzol
(Johannes Mahr & Felix Bender, MigSzol members)

27 October 2016 | 15.30 - 17.00
Migration Research Group Seminar - Diaspora management and diaspora identities in Hungary (Szabolcs Pogonyi, Nationalism Studies)

24 October 2016 | 15.30 onwards
Departmental Seminar: The Discourses of Radical Diaspora Politics: A Historical Perspective on Migrant Political Violence and Terrorism (Mate Tokic)

20 October 2016 | 15.30 -17.00
Migration Research Group Seminar - Securitizing Migration in Contemporary Hungary: From Discourse to Practice (Andras Szalai & Gabriella Göbl, CENS)

10 October 2016 | 14.00 onwards
Roundtable discussion - The Politics of Migration Across Europe: Domestic Politics and European Values

06 October 2016 | 10.45 - 14.30
Book Launch - Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession

30 September 2016 | 12.00 - 13.30
Migration Research Group (MiRG) - Brown Bag Organizational Meeting