Research Groups

Political Economy Research Group (PERG)

The mission of PERG is to foster collaborative research among the CEU faculty and students working in the area of political economy in general and in the field of varieties of transnational capitalisms in particular.

PERG began with regular informal meetings of faculty and PhD students in 2006. Since January 2007 it has been formalized with a statute as an official student-faculty research group whose membership runs across several CEU departments.

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Global South Research Group (GSRG)

The Global South Research Group (GSRG) brings together students, researchers, and faculty interested in the Global South, independent of their departmental affiliation. The group aims to create a network focusing on matters of development, North/South relations, and regions such as Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. We hold regular meetings during which the work of students and faculty can be debated and relevant literature can be discussed. In addition, the group intends to organize events at CEU in order to increase the visibility of the Global South focus across our academic community.

The Global South Research Group reflects the increasingly global composition and interests of the CEU student body and faculty. We aim to promote inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas on research topics with a geographic or thematic focus related to the Global South.

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International Relations Research Group (IRRG)

The IR RG is a biweekly informal seminar with the participation of PhD students and faculty from the departments of International Relations and European Studies, and Political Science. Beyond functioning as a reading seminar that targets the most recent IR and political theory literature, it provides a cozy forum for discussing more general (epistemological and/or methodological) issues of the discipline and, on occasion, work in progress of its members.

Contact person: Anna Selmeczi

Conflict and Security Research Group (ConSec)

 The Conflict & Security Research Group (ConSec) is a multi-disciplinary forum of academic exchange for students and faculty whose academic interests lie within the broad field of conflict and security studies. The topics covered by the research group include, but are not restricted to, ethnic and ideological civil wars, political violence, peace-building, third party intervention, conflict management, ethnic politics, Diasporas and migration, nationalism, identity and foreign policy. The group welcomes new members who are working in any of these or other areas that fall into the broad scope of conflict & security. The ConSec convenes regularly to discuss the ongoing research of its members with a view toward enhancing research productivity and high-profile publications; the group is also open to other forms of academic exchange, including invited talks by guest speakers, discussion of new books and articles, screening of documentaries, or public debates on ongoing developments in the field of conflict and security, and so on. The ultimate aim of these meetings is to help its members improve the quality of their work and to promote collaborative research projects among students across disciplinary boundaries.

Contact person: Artak Galyan

Migration Research Group (MiRG)

The Migration Research Group (MiRG) provides a platform for faculty, students and researchers from all disciplines and units at CEU who have an interest in the study of mobility and migration. The group holds regular meetings for informal and congenial debate of migration topics and to discuss ongoing research of the members with a specialized audience. It seeks to foster collaborative research among its members. Additionally, it organizes events, workshops, and public lectures to raise the visibility and impact of migration research at CEU.

Contact person: Jenna Althoff