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SPP welcomed back Professor Diane Stone, in a new role as Acting Dean, on August 1st, 2019.  She takes over the role from SPP Professor Martin Kahanec.

Klaus F. Zimmerman George Soros Visiting Chair and President of the Global Labor Organization has a global record of excellence in research, teaching, policy advice, engagement in the diffusion of knowledge to society and academic networking. He was also building up, leading and restructuring large academic institutions. RePEc ranks him among the top 0.2% on its world list of over 50,000 economists.

Nearly half a thousand Master's students and 60 doctoral students, accompanied by their family members and friends, filled the auditorium at the Palace of Arts in Budapest, as Central European University (CEU) conferred graduate degrees on the CEU class of 2019. Among these, 48 candidates for the Masters' degrees from the School of Public Policy (SPP) and several doctoral candidates graduating from the Public Policy track of the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations contributed to the university's 28th graduating class.

CEU ranks 41st and 44th in the world, respectively in the subject areas of Politics and International Studies, and Social Policy and Administration, in which CEU School of Public Policy contributes.

"I am most proud of my colleagues, who in spite of the challenges related to their Alma Mater being forced out of Hungary have shown exemplary resilience and continued to teach and research at the highest international standards," said Martin Kahanec, Acting Dean of SPP.  

Fridon Lala (MPA ‘19) presented his paper “The Changing Face of European Regional Governance: Demystifying the Role of China in the Balkans” at the ASN World Convention on May 3rd, 2019.

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) is seeking applications for its George Soros Visiting Chair and George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair for the winter, fall, and spring terms. The next deadline is June 7, 2019.

Successful candidates will be scholars and/or practitioners who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement or have a distinguished record of participation in the professional, journalistic, political, or civic world of public policy.

Meet the SPP Student Reps

MA in Public Policy

"I am not interested in finding answers. I want my experiences at university to be about finding the right questions. That is exactly why I chose CEU--a university that encourages curiosity and empowers its students to embrace their unique selves. I feel that may be the only way to bring about meaningful change."

December 5, 2019 1:30PM. 
Lecture by David Szakonyi on Candidate Filtering: The Strategic Use of Electoral Fraud in Russia
Budapest Campus | Nador 15 | 101