Professor Rajeev Bhargava of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies discussed the "historic location" of CEU's Humanities Lecture Series and the Indispensability of humanities to the social sciences in his lecture on Oct. 6.
The Hon. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, president of Mongolia Speaks at CEU as part of the Frontiers of Democracy initiative. Elbegdorj spoke about the lessons of the transition to democracy in Mongolia. CEU rector John Shattuck introduced the President. Student Union President Shirlene Afshar Vogl, School of Public Policy faculty member Dan Large, and CEU Business School Dean Mel Horwitch asked questions.
Despite the Arab Spring and subsequent revolutions, which grabbed the world's attention and temporarily shook up the Middle East, democracy has not taken hold in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Professor Bo Rothstein explained his research into the lack of democracy in this region at an October 16 lecture at CEU.