The George Soros Visiting Chair

CEU and SPP Founder George Soros

The George Soros Visiting Chair was established with generous contributions from the friends and family of George Soros, the founder of Central European University and of the School of Public Policy, and the Honorary Chairman of the CEU Board of Trustees.

The George Soros Visiting Chair or the George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair is awarded to scholars or practitioners who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or a distinguished record of participation in the academic, professional, journalistic, political, or civic world of public policy.

We welcome Maureen Brown and Klaus F. Zimmermann as the new George Soros Visiting Chairs for the 2019 Spring term. 

For former George Soros Visiting Chairs please look here

The selection committee welcomes nominations and applications at any time. For more information on the George Soros Visiting Chair, please email