It's a form of therapy, in addition "to the high quality of education they receive, and the credits they get for their courses are recognized by their home universities," Balazs Trencsenyi, lead researcher of our Democracy in History Workgroup said to HVG.
DI in the Press
Researchers of the CEU Democracy Institute are often interviewed by the press. Find their quotes below.
There is a system in which illiberal forces take over democratic countries, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said in an interview with Haaretz.
“Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control, we cannot populate this beautiful and modern environment with our own students,” our Research Affiliate Laszlo Kontler, CEU’s Pro-Rector for Budapest said to Nepszava.
The Hungarian government did not take into account what criteria the EU thinks should be included in the national Roma strategy, Violetta Zentai, lead researcher of our Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup said to Qubit.
“In Hungary, Russia and Turkey, exhausted activists fight a repressive, powerful state for basic rights they used to take for granted. Israel's progressive forces should learn from their experience,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto writes in her op-ed in Haaretz.
“Illiberal power-grabbing techniques are becoming routine in government, almost normalized around the world,” our Co-director Renata Uitz writes in her op-ed in Magyar Narancs.
The Hungarian Constitutional Court’s ruling turns teachers' right to strike into a right to beg, our Co-director Laszlo Bruszt writes in his op-ed on Merce.
The concept of gender functions as a symbolic binder, i.e. it is the area where illiberal forces define what is the new normal, what is "acceptable." They do this by excluding groups from society through hatred, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said in an interview with Izraelinfo.
“There is growing tension in society about who vaccinates and who doesn't, and what rules we make along those lines,” our Post-doctoral Fellow Alexander Bor said to Telex.