Academic Courses

Elective course; Security Specialisation / ConcentrationThe course examines changes in illicit drug use and markets with a particular focus on the past 10 years. We examine changes in the drug types being produced and consumed – including via a constantly emerging range of so-called ‘novel psychoactive substances’,...
Instructor: Judith Aldridge (George Soros Visiting Chair)
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for all One-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students. The course will continue in the Winter term.The aim of this course is to help you develop as a writer within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. In addition to...
Credits: 0.0
Elective course; Security specialization/concentrationThis course provides an opportunity to consider some of the more challenging issues related to human rights law and practice as it is currently applied and experienced around the world. Each week, the class will examine a specific human rights issue. The selection...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThe course will be running from March 9 to March 29. The course focuses on statistical inference for strategic decision-making across a wide range of contexts, especially with respect to Big Data. Technical aspects of the course will focus on computational approaches and real-world challenges. At times...
Instructor: Alexis Diamond
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for Year 1 MPA StudentsMandatory/Elective for all One-year MA and Mundus MAPP students ( Students must complete this or the Internship in fulfillment of the mandatory practice component)This class will teach the skills needed for the second-year Applied Policy Projects (APP) by working on an abbreviated APP...
Instructor: Marko Godart Prelec
Credits: 2.0
The course will run in weeks 1-6, with two classes each week. Interested students may also take ARA 2, running in weeks 7-12, also with two classes per week. Elective CourseThis class provides an intuitive and practical introduction to applied econometrics – the practice of analyzing quantitative data with statistical...
Instructor: Michael Dorsch
Credits: 2.0
The course will run in weeks 7-12, with two classes each week. Interested students have to complete ARA 1, running in weeks 1-6, also with two classes per week. Elective CourseThis sequence of classes provides an intuitive and practical introduction to applied econometrics – the practice of analyzing quantitative data...
Instructor: Michael Dorsch
Credits: 2.0
The course is open to all CEU faculty and staffElective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization/ConcentrationTwo-term course, the 4 credits are earned at the end of the Winter term.This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the history, characteristics, or impact of a higher education...
Instructor: Kata Orosz
Credits: 4.0
Elective Course, Media and Communications Specialization/ConcentrationFor years, the global journalism crisis has been viewed by scholars and policy experts as one problem among many – a troubling defect in the media system that may one day lead to problems for democracy but could be addressed in due time. Not any...
Instructor: Dean Starkman
Credits: 2.0
Elective course; Media Specialisation/ConcentrationThis course is an introduction to the systems and processes that shape the media. It consists of an introductory part: a short overview of how the media works, and the key players in the field of media: their competences, power and influence and the impact they have...
Instructor: Marius Dragomir
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThis interdisciplinary course is an introduction to the study of corruption and corruption control on multiple levels, international, national and local, in the context of (the contested notion of) global governance. The pervasiveness of corruption imposes...
Instructor: Agnes Batory
Credits: 2.0
This course explores the ‘world of courts’, and examines their evolving role in international relations and global governance. It draws mainly on scholarly literature stemming from the IR and global governance fields, but also to a more limited extent from legal studies. It also involves a direct engagement with case...
Credits: 4.0
Elective course; Cross-listed from Romani Studies ProgramOver the last twenty-five years, numerous policy initiatives have been launched to address the situation of Europe's Roma. Despite the increasing number of policy measures and initiatives targeting the Roma in Europe, their position in terms of socio-economic...
Instructor: Iulius Rostas
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThis course teaches the general skills and knowledge needed to more clearly understand the arguments of others, and to make arguments of one’s own. We will focus on developing critical ability in reading and written work. In particular, this course aims to develop the skills needed for (a) identifying,...
Instructor: Simon Rippon
Credits: 2.0
Elective, Security Specialization/ConcentrationSecurity, human rights and fundamental freedoms are a universal entitlement. Yet despite a proliferation of UN agendas (Responsibility to Protect, Human Security) and supporting regional and national level resolutions, conventions, agencies and laws, it is the case that...
Instructor: Julia Buxton
Credits: 2.0
Elective course; Media and Communication Specialisation/ConcentrationA co-taught course involving an examination of the use of video in advocacy campaigns, as well as the production of an advocacy documentary by students working in small groups.Aided by the spread in low-cost, high-quality technologies, video and...
Credits: 4.0
Elective course; Development Specialisation/ConcentrationFor half a century international humanitarian and human rights organisations have responded to recurrent emergencies involving political instability, war, nutritional crisis, large-scale displacement and unconstrained violence against citizens. Humanitarians...
Instructor: John Ryle (George Soros Visiting Chair)
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for 1st year MPA, One-year MA and Mundus MAPP studentsThe course trains students to use concepts largely from microeconomic theory to analyze public policy issues. As an introductory course, it equips students to use economic reasoning for critically thinking through everyday decisions. We will cover modules...
Instructor: Anand Murugesan
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for 1st year MPA, One-year MA and Mundus MAPP studentsMacroeconomics is a branch of Economics that studies the performance, structure, and behavior of a national or supra-national (e.g. EU) economy as a whole. Macroeconomic developments are a central theme of policy debate around the globe. This course...
Credits: 2.0
The course is open to all CEU faculty and staffElective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization/ConcentrationThe course will familiarize students with 1) key concepts of economic theory and 2) econometric approaches that are commonly used by policy makers and researchers to conceptualize and study higher...
Instructor: Kata Orosz
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseThe main aim of this course is to familiarize students with how the abstract legal principle of equality is turned into policy and practice. Starting from what equality means as a basic legal principle and right in modern democratic systems, the course will move on to critically analyze the policy...
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseThis course aims to deepen understanding of how moral values underlie public policy debates and to enhance students’ ability to interrogate their own assumptions about values, by introducing some basic concepts and methods of moral and political philosophy.We will examine key normative questions in...
Instructor: Miklos Zala
Credits: 2.0
The purpose of this course is to familiarize and engage the student in the steps and dynamics of policy-making processes that address food and farming, nutrition problems and global food security. This course examines the highly contested political space of food and farming in both developed and developing economies. ...
Instructor: Tiziana Centofanti
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Security Specialization/ConcentrationWhat does it mean to have a gendered approach, and why does it matter? What assumptions underlie gender mainstreaming? Are these assumptions based on a particular ideology? Why are there still so few women serving in the world’s militaries? Is gender-based violence...
Instructor: Margaret Jenkins
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Media and Communication Specilization/ConcentrationRecent debates on Internet censorship and the role of the state in online communications highlight concerns about sovereignty, borders, and territory in a globalizing world.  This course will emphasize challenges to conventional geopolitical...
Instructor: Cameran Ashraf
Credits: 4.0

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