Academic Courses

Skills for Impact Program, Elective module, MPA Year 1  and Year 2 StudentsThe one and a half day media workshop is an introduction to media communication for (future) activists and professionals. It refutes common myths and false preconceptions about the media. It outlines the structure, length and content of press...
Credits: 1.0
Skills for Impact Program, Elective module, MPA Year 1  and Year 2 Students
Credits: 2.0
Skills for Impact Program, Elective module, MPA Year 1 StudentsConflicts are unavoidable aspects of social life, inherent in all human relations. We respond to a conflicts with strong emotions, perceive it as a threat, but it can be turned into an opportunity for individuals and communities.The purpose of this...
Instructor: Kinga Göncz
Credits: 2.0
Skills for Impact Program, Elective module, MPA Year 1  and Year 2 StudentsIn the three days long video advocacy workshop, participants learn the basics of the full spectrum of video advocacy.1. Pre-production: Participants learn how to make plans for video production, how to think about their budget and strategy,...
Credits: 2.0
Skills for Impact Program, Elective module, MPA Year 1  and Year 2 StudentsLegal skills of analysis, clear thinking and accurate writing are invaluable for anyone entering the job market. This course provides an opportunity for public policy students to develop practical legal skills that will be of assistance to them...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 1.0
Skills for Impact Program, Elective module, MPA Year 1 StudentsAn emergency UN Human Rights Council session has been called to discuss a developing human rights crisis. You are a policy advisor in your Embassy in Geneva and the Ambassador asks you for a memo on the main human rights implications. She needs it in 45...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 1.0
Social justice is a widely engaged concept with competing definitions and varied ideological assumptions as well as equally competitive and varied practical or empirical implications across disciplines and other institutions. It is considered a political philosophy, a social construction, a social movement’s esprit de...
Credits: 4.0
Elective course, University Wide Course (UWC)In recent years there has been an explosion of work on sound by researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Highly interdisciplinary and often undertaken in cooperation with those outside academia, from musicians to professionals, the field of sound studies is...
Instructor: Cameran Ashraf, Ian Cook, Sara Svensson
Credits: 2.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.Sound studies is a name for the interdisciplinary ferment in the human sciences that takes sound as its analytical point of departure or arrival. By analyzing both sonic practices and the discourses and institutions that describe them, it redescribes...
Credits: 2.0
The focus of this course (core for IR track PhD, elective for MA students) is the pattern of alliance and conflict among social forces that shape responses to domestic and international economic challenges: trade, debt, recession, and globalization. We shall explore the links between the character of these societal...
Instructor: Béla Greskovits
Credits: 4.0
This course introduces participants into the study of: a) the forms in which varied external actors as well as international trade, capital markets, debt, and recessions influence domestic policy and politics; b) the pattern of alliance and conflict among the affected interest groups; c) the diversity of capitalist...
Instructor: Béla Greskovits
Credits: 4.0
Advanced Methods course, open for ALL tracksEvery empirical investigation in political science (and in the social sciences, in general) requires valid and reliable data, and the application of carefully selected statistical methods. The typical form of data collection is conducting a survey, and well-designed surveys...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
The first half of the course is more theoretical, focusing on the nature of ownership and self-ownership and its implications for how the tax system ought to be arranged. There are roughly three positions we will consider: There are no pre-legal property rights: facts about property are merely legal and have no...
Instructor: Philip Goff
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Security Specialization/ConcentrationThe course focuses on the causes of terrorism and the measures that states adopt to fight terrorism. Students will become familiar with a range of terrorist organizations, their goals and their strategies, as well as a variety of counter-terrorism strategies...
Instructor: Nick Sitter
Credits: 4.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.In the era of pervasive and networked computing, data curation is an increasingly important practice. It might be defined as “the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness.” The practices and consequences...
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThe course covers a selection of key topics within the field of Global Political Economy. The aim of the course is to present the theoretical concepts, major topics and current issues of the field. Students will become familiar with the history of globalization,...
Instructor: Thilo Bodenstein
Credits: 2.0
Elective course; Governance specialization/concentrationThis course offers an introduction to the global politics of Africa. It begins by exploring the historical background of Africa in the world, with particular attention to the post-colonial period. It proceeds to examine regional and continental policy...
Instructor: Daniel Large
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Governance Specialization/Concentration This course provides an intensive introduction to the global politics of China. China is now very prominent in global affairs, but the course is not just about current affairs per se. While seeking to enable engagement with current events, including China’s...
Instructor: Daniel Large
Credits: 2.0
Core course for International Relations, Political Economy and Public Policy tracks.What does development mean? Who wants development and why? How have power structures shaped which strategies are applied over time and across regions? How does the interaction of different actors affect development? This course studies...
Instructor: Kristin Makszin
Credits: 4.0
This course gives an overview of recent approaches to the international and global politics of development. What do organizations and actors such as donor countries’ aid agencies, INGOs or the World Bank do? Do they really want development, fighting poverty or reducing inequality, or do they serve other purposes? How...
Instructor: Achim Kemmerling
Credits: 4.0
Elective course, Media and Communications Specialization/ConcentrationArticle 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articulates the rights of individuals to “…seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”  The Internet has had a substantial impact on the...
Instructor: Cameran Ashraf
Credits: 2.0
Gender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human rights, crime...
Credits: 2.0
This PhD course, open also to MA students, aims to build a bridge across the social science disciplines, currently compartmentalized into competing subfields to the detriment of each. We aim to understand how economic and political theories and economic development interact. Thus we analyze the basic issues as they...
Instructor: László Csaba
Credits: 4.0
Elective course; Governance specialization / concentrationIn this course, we seek to gain an in-depth understanding of the evolution, the contemporary dynamics and the future prospects for governing the global political economy. We will proceed in four steps. First, we discuss the historical evolution and conceptual...
Instructor: Wolfgang H. Reinicke
Credits: 2.0
Core course - Comparative Politics trackCore course - Political Economy trackOver the last four decades, the world has witnessed the transition of political and economic regimes - from autocracies to democracies and various types of political regimes in between, and from closed to open market economies and back. The...
Credits: 4.0

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