Buxton Urges CEU Students to Take Risks during Inaugural SPP Faculty Practitioner Career Talk

January 23, 2017

“You have to be willing to take risks. You may fail. Be honest about your failures. It is how you recover from those failures that’s important.” That was some of the advice that SPP Acting Dean and Professor of Comparative Politics Julia Buxton gave to CEU students during the inaugural SPP Faculty Practitioner Career Talk on January 19. She also urged students to look for – and seize – opportunities as they come up. “Life is short. Try to take advantage of the time in your life when you have fewer responsibilities – family, a mortgage.

Ireland: from Conservative Country to Liberal Society

January 20, 2017

“We are a country that knows how to party but I have never experienced a party like the one we had on May 23, 2015,” said Eamon Gilmore during a public lecture at the CEU School of Public Policy (SPP) on January 19. Gilmore, who is the EU Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process, former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ireland, and a George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair at SPP this term, made his remarks before a distinguished audience that included Irish Ambassador Pat Kelly.

The SPP Career Services Newsletter: an Essential Source of Information

January 20, 2017

“The SPP Career Services Newsletter was an essential source of information for my internship search between my two academic years and I continue to refer to it now for my job search for after graduation,” explained second-year MPA student Aron Suba. He is just one of the more than 100 public policy master’s students at CEU’s School of Public Policy who receive the newsletter, which is issued every 2-3 weeks during the academic year. Second-year MPA student Mara Tissera Luna also relies on the newsletter.

Public Policy Alumna Returns to Budapest to work on Ranking Digital Rights Project

January 19, 2017

“This position is a perfect fit for me,” explained alumna Ilana Ullman (MAPP ’16). “In addition to working on issues I'm passionate about, I'm excited at the opportunity to live and work in Budapest and to continue to be a part of the CEU community.” Ullman has returned to Budapest as a policy and communications analyst with Ranking Digital Rights (RDR), a project she has been working on since October 2016.

Yagé is Not Just a Plant: Yagé is Our Life

January 16, 2017

“We went to Putumayo planning to make one type of film, but ended up making something very different,” explained Neil White during a presentation at CEU’s School of Public Policy on January 12. The film that White and Lesly Vela Cobo traveled to Colombia to make was about the indigenous communities living in southern Colombia and their relationship with Yagé (Ayahuasca), a plant that they have used for thousands of years to treat illnesses and also in ritual ceremonies.