On Why 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. 

Understanding Russia's Internet Policy

March 16, 2017
In a public lecture at CEU’s Center for Media, Data and Society on March 14, Nathalie Maréchal explored why Putin has pursued a particularly aggressive internet policy in recent years. She said that it was important to understand Putin’s internet policy as part of a broader information control policy that seeks to accumulate power and control for Russia’s elites.

Public Broadcasting in India: Successes, Failures, and Challenges

March 8, 2017

The Center for Media, Data and Society at the CEU School of Public Policy launched the Public Media Speakers Series on March 2 with a public lecture by Jawhar Sircar, India's longest serving culture secretary.

Sircar also headed two of India’s national public broadcasters, All India Radio and Doordarshan, for nearly five years. The event was organized in cooperation with the CEU South Asia Research Group (SARG).

SPP Faculty Practitioners Share Lessons They Learned During Their Careers

March 7, 2017

As a professional school, SPP has faculty with rich experience in the world of policy practice and activism. Four of the School’s faculty practitioners shared insights from their personal experiences with CEU students during a series of career talks this term. “We spend a lot of time telling our students to think strategically about the future and to plan ahead as they chart their individual career paths,” said Ann Gagliardi, Director, SPP Career and Alumni Programs.