Martin Kahanec (Public Policy) delivered an invited speech “Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets” at the workshop “Economy and Society Development in China and the World” co-organized by the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Minzu University of China, and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Beijing on October 13–14, 2011. The primary themes of the presentation were ethnic diversity in Europe, ethnic segmentation and inequality, and integration of ethnic groups and immigrants in European labor markets.
Operative Photographs, a new exhibition at the OSA Archives, will be on display from Sept. 20 through Oct. 30. Photos, film footage, and records—being made public for the first time in Hungary—provide unique insight into contemporary techniques of covert investigation and the everyday practices of oppression and intimidation. The exhibition was inspired by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague. Researchers compiled photographs from the records of the former Czechoslovak state security services.
On 6 October 2011, DPP faculty member Andreas Goldthau participated in a one-day "Global Energy Strategy Simulation" in Istanbul, organized by the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSIAD) and run by the Texas-based global intelligence company Stratfor.
The event, which drew an audience of roughly 500 people, sought to simulate how major producers, consumers and transit countries would respond to fluctuations in oil prices in the future.
With the beginning of the new academic year, the Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) team renewed its on-campus activities in order to inspire the new generation of students to make CEU more environmentally sustainable. Founded last year, the student-run group spent this past summer researching, documenting and brainstorming on methods for promoting the values and practices of sustainability within (and if possible, beyond) the CEU community.
Supported by the CEU 20th Anniversary Events Fund, the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) held the opening event of the 20th Anniversary Bioethics Lecture Series with a public lecture by internationally prominent bioethicist John Harris. The lecture, “What Is Science For? A Magical Mystery Tour,” was delivered on Sept. 30 in the CEU Auditorium to a packed audience consisting of CEU students, faculty, and international scientists of the filed.
Zoltan Buzady, assistant professor in CEU’s Business School, won first prize in the 17th CEEMAN case-writing competition. A record number of 59 cases were submitted this year by a total of 109 authors and coauthors from 60 institutions in 26 countries. “Teaching Farmers to Hunt—Developing Commercial Skills at BDO Hungary,” addresses a recent human-resources dilemma faced by BDO Hungary, an international audit and tax consulting partnership operating in Hungary since 1989.