Bodenstein on EU Development Policy and the EU as a Collective Actor

March 29, 2017

Associate Professor Thilo Bodenstein made a presentation during a round table debate on March 23 organized by Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) to celebrate the launch of the special issue of Development Policy Review. The issue, which is available for free download until April 23, focuses on the effect that recent crises inside Europe (such as Brexit and migration) are having on European development cooperation.

Sahana Udupa on Online Media and India

March 28, 2017

Associate Professor Sahana Udupa has given a series of talks in recent weeks commenting on various aspects of online media based on her fieldwork in India. On March 21, she spoke at the Annual Anthropology Research Seminar at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In her invited talk on "Imagining the Nation on Social Media: Facts, Play and Politics," Udupa examined the rise of online debate cultures in India.

2017 Corporate Accountability Index Reveals Inadequate Company Disclosure

March 28, 2017

“There is tremendous room for improvement by all companies,” said Rebecca MacKinnon, director of the Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) project. MacKinnon was speaking at an event at New America’s Open Technology Institute on March 23 to launch the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index. There was a simultaneous event at CEU’s Center for Media, Data and Society during which RDR team members Amy Brouillette, Lisa Gutermuth, Ilana Ullman, and Nathalie Maréchal discussed the index’s methodology and key findings.

On How the Aid Industry Failed Syrians

March 21, 2017

“It failed,” explained Marcell Shehwaro, “because it did not listen to Syrians. They [the aid industry] wanted to impose things on us.”

Read the full article on the Shattuck Center website here.

Working for Human Rights: The Work is Never Done

March 20, 2017

“Working in this field is a dedication,” explained Keith Begg during a presentation at CEU’s School of Public Policy on March 17. Begg, who is Communication and Advocacy Officer for Civil Rights Defenders, spoke about the organization’s work in Sweden and abroad; what motivates their policy and practice priorities; and how they empower, support, and advocate for human rights defenders who are working with local civil society organizations on four continents.