Leadership Change at SPP

June 8, 2017

Julia Buxton, Professor of Comparative Politics at the School of Public Policy, will step down from the role of Acting Dean of SPP at the end of July. During a May 24 faculty meeting, CEU Rector and President Michael Ignatieff thanked Professor Buxton for her service and announced that Professor Martin Kahanec (ECON ’00) will take the helm of the School for one year as of August 1, 2017.

The Applied Policy Project: Bridging Classroom and Experiential Learning

May 29, 2017

Graduating MPA students (Class of 2015-17) shared experiences and lessons learned from their nine-month Applied Policy Projects (APP) during a day-long Expo on May 26. The Applied Policy Project is a nine-month engagement between student teams and an external client that enables students to bridge classroom and experiential learning in a consultancy style format that is supported by the Applied Policy Project director, a faculty advisor, and the client organization. It is an integral part of the two-year MPA program.

SPP Announces 2017-18 George Soros Visiting Chairs

May 22, 2017

"The George Soros Visiting Chair program has been invaluable to the School providing our students with the opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners and distinguished scholars,” commented School of Public Policy (SPP) Acting Dean Julia Buxton. In addition to teaching a two-credit elective course, George Soros Visiting Chairs also give a public lecture and advise students on their research projects.

NRGI President Kaufmann Concludes SPP Advanced Course

May 18, 2017

The two-week advanced course that SPP’s Global Policy Academy organized with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) concluded on May 18 with an enthusiastically-received presentation by Daniel Kaufmann, president and CEO of NRGI.

When dissent becomes difficult, democracy is sick.

May 18, 2017

In a public lecture at CEU’s School of Public Policy on May 11, George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair Aruna Roy spoke passionately about a particularly “relevant and timely” topic: the growing restraints that even democratically elected governments in many countries are imposing on dissent these days. Although she focused her remarks on the situation in India, she noted that this was “a malaise that has spread internationally.”