Affiliated SPP Units

The School of Public Policy incorporates the Global Policy Academy (GPA), the Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, and the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS).

Faculty affiliated with these units contribute to SPP teaching and supervision. The student community is strongly encouraged to attend the public lectures and events organized by SPP centers, the School, and the wider University.


SPP’s Global Policy Academy (GPA) organizes academically rigorous and policy relevant certificate courses that are designed as hubs for sectoral dialogue and experience exchange, moderated by top professionals and open to policy-makers. Past courses have, for instance, looked at migration policy on the international, national, and local levels, dealt with legal empowerment of the poor, discussed harm reduction and decriminalization of drugs, and explored opportunities for policy improvements in extractive industries.

For more and latest information visit GPA


The Shattuck Center brings together a group of academics, policymakers, activists, and researchers each year to develop an effective response to a pressing issue. The center is collaborative, focused, timely and responsive to the needs of communities hit by violent conflict. It develops policy tools that help as many as possible in these communities recover from conflict or protect themselves from violence. Currently the center runs the Aleppo Project, which is an open collaboration among Syrian refugees, students, academics, policy experts and others to come up with ideas on how to rebuild urban life after conflict.

For more and latest information visit the Shattuck Center and The Aleppos Project

Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS)

The Center for Media, Data and Society is a research center for the study of media, com- munication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. The Center’s research agenda is focused on bolstering media freedom, independent journalism in particular, through studying the forces that control, shape, and affect media and communications. CMDS also carries out a range of related media, communication, and information policy activities, as well as an annual summer school for journalists, media practitioners, researchers and academics. The Center is dedicated to advancing media and communication scholarship and policy and the democratic potential of the media, and produces scholarly and practical research and tools addressing policy and civil society needs, as well as academic interests. The Center serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars and academic institutions; offers innovative courses across several CEU departments; provides trainings and consultancies; and organizes scholarly exchanges through workshops, lectures and conferences on current developments in the field. CMDS is part of Central European University’s (CEU) School of Public Policy.

Additionally, the School interacts with some University-wide Centers, including the Center for European Union Research (CEUR), the Center for Policy Studies (CPS) and the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education. Some faculty affiliated with these units also contribute to SPP teaching and supervision.

For more and latest information vicit CMDS