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OSUN

The Open Society University Network (OSUN), a new global consortium of educational institutions led by CEU and Bard College that integrates learning and the advancement of knowledge across geographic and demographic boundaries, promotes civic engagement on behalf of open societies, and expands access to higher education for underserved communities. 

OSUN counts over a dozen partner institutions from Berlin to Bishkek, Dhaka to Bogota, and some of the world’s most prestigious organizations from the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs to the Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, among its members.  

The CEU Democracy Institute plans teaching, research, and training activities with OSUN partners, from the exchange of scholars to developing and teaching short courses on democracy and democratization for faculty.   

Academic Freedom and the Rule of Law

In the latest RevDem Rule of Law podcast, Oliver Garner interviews Professor Nandini Ramanujam on the interplay of the concepts of academic freedom and the rule of law, in both liberal and illiberal societies.

The Future of Democracy in EU Member States

Debates on the state of democracy in EU Member States have been intensifying. In a debate organized by the CEU Democracy Institute, chaired by Dimitry Kochenov and moderated by R. Daniel Kelemen, Vera Jourova, Clement Beaune and Michal Simecka addressed the question how to strengthen democracy at the national level.

Can the EU Protect the Rule of Law? CEU DI Debate on the Conditionality Mechanism

The Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism of the European Union is aimed at sanctioning rule of law violations. But can it fulfill its purpose? Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice, MEP Katalin Cseh and Professor Laurent Pech discussed how the mechanism will function in practice.