September 12, 2017

Evidence-free policy making is on the move. This is a particular challenge for the relationship between scientists and policymakers. A workshop with a high-ranked panel of scientists in Budapest engaged in policy advice and policy-making was debating this in the face of the ongoing discussion about the future of the Central European University (CEU).

September 6, 2017

Cristina Corduneanu-Huci wins the 2017 Best Paper Award from the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association.

Corduneanu-Huci won the 2017 award for the best paper on Comparative Democratization presented at the previous year’s American Political Science Association convention, for her work with co-author Lenka Bustikova from Arizona State University. The article, “Patronage, Trust and State Capacity: The Historical Trajectories of Clientelism,” has appeared in World Politics in April 2017.

January 11, 2016

Professor of Public Policy Nick Sitter spoke with NRK TV on January 7 about the state of Hungarian right-wing parties. Read excerpts from his interview below. You can also watch it here starting at 15:40 (in Norwegian).

What are the common aspects of PiS and Fidesz?

December 11, 2015

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes the pictures you don't see are worth even more. That was one of the messages that SPP Assistant Professor Dan Large shared during his presentation as part of the CEU Africa Research Group Seminar on December 9. Large contrasted the images surrounding the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) in Delhi in October 2015, and the 6th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg just two months later.


George Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair