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More Information Can Lead to Greater Uncertainty – not just in Syria!

February 22, 2017

In a public lecture at CEU’s School of Public Policy on February 16, Lisa Wedeen explored how the proliferation of information sources and acceleration in the circulation of news has contributed to greater uncertainty, rather than relieving it. During her presentation, Wedeen, who is the Mary R.

Public Policy Students Win Prize at Village Festival

February 14, 2017

Professor Andrew Cartwright took a group of his students to Etyek in late January to participate in Picnic Flavours of Winter on Gasztrosétány. “I took them because it was a chance to see a village in action,” explained Cartwright, who teaches a two-credit elective at SPP on Rural Development Policy.

How Prisons Become Incubators, not Containers, of Crime

February 9, 2017

“Prisons [in Brazil] are actually incubators of violence – and of lots of other problems too,” declared Fiona Macaulay in a presentation at CEU’s School of Public Policy on February 2. Macaulay, who is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Bradford, has been studying criminal justice reform and human rights since the mid-1980s. She explained that the number of prisoners has risen dramatically in Latin America in the last 30 years.

SPP Student Offers Personal View of a European Commission Traineeship

February 8, 2017

During a recent presentation, Fabian Steuer (Mundus MAPP ’18) shared his experience of being a European Commission trainee with CEU students. The session, part of the “Careers in the EU / European Affairs” series organized by career services staff serving the entire CEU community, was scheduled in advance of the January 31 traineeship application deadline so that attendees could incorporate Steuer’s advice as they prepared application materials.

Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia

February 1, 2017

George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair Sidney Jones gave a sweeping and nuanced presentation about the nature of violent extremism in Southeast Asia at CEU’s School of Public Policy on January 31. She focused her remarks on Indonesia, where she has lived and worked for 18 years, and on Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.