Benoit Pelopidas on Nuclear Weapons Futures

The Contestation of Statehood and Sovereignty in Europe: The Case of Catalonia

September 22, 2022


Erin Jenne, Ph.D. – Professor at the International Relations Department, CEU

Michael Miller, Ph.D. – Professor and the Head of the Nationalism Studies Programme, CEU

Barbora Valikova – Doctoral Candidate at the Doctoral School of Political Science, CEU

Carles Puigdemont is a Catalan politician who served as the President of Catalonia between 2016 and 2017. Under his leadership, the Catalan government organised an independence referendum, in which Mr Puigdemont backed the secession of Catalonia from Spain. Following the crackdown against the independence movement carried out by Spanish authorities, Mr Puigdemont currently lives in Belgium, and he is member of the European Parliament. 

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Russia’s rule on the newly occupied territories of Ukraine: terror, collaboration, resistance

June 15, 2022

Memory politics and Russia's war in Ukraine

PANEL DISCUSSION (April 20, 2022)
Russia's heinous invasion of Ukraine has unleashed terrible human suffering and catastrophic destruction. That this is brought about with reference to 'denazification' as a key Russian war objective highlights that this war is also a 'memory war', which Russia has been waging against Ukraine already for a long time. Indeed, this 'memory war', driven by the determination to leverage narratives about the past for present geopolitical ambition, has been waged on several fronts - to shore up domestic regime legitimacy, to destabilize the position of pro-Western political forces in the post-Soviet space, and to maintain, in particular through the narrative of the 'Great Patriotic War', Russia's symbolic capital as Europe's liberator and thus its claim to Great Power status internationally.

In light of the significance of this memory dimension to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, the virtual roundtable will address not only the relevance of memory politics in leading up to the war, but also the further challenges the war is likely to pose for memory politics in the future. We would like to explore this with regard to the immediate context of Russian-Ukrainian relations, but also with regard to repercussions in other European regions (e.g. Western Balkans), as well as more general implications at the international level. 



Maria Malksoo, University of Copenhagen

Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Centre for East European and International Studies Berlin

Alexander Etkind, European University Institute

Florian Bieber, University of Graz

Tchavdar Marinov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Thomas Fetzer, Central European University

Moderator: Ivan Nikolovski, Central European University

Ever wondered what happens in a classroom at the IR department?  Here is a recording of an open lecture on Economic nationalism and the COVID-19 crisis (October 27, 2021)

April 5, 2018 Economic Nationalism and Open Society in East-Central Europe: Recent Trends -A Seminar in the President's Seminar series, part of the “Rethinking Open Society” project

Remarks by Bela Greskovits University Professor, Department of International Relations, Department of Political Science, CEU.
CEU's Rethinking Open Society project brings leading thinkers to CEU to examine open society, its history, its achievements and failures and its future prospects in a world where its ideals are under threat.

A public lecture by H.E. David B. Cornstein, Ambassador of the United States of America to Hungary, on the American Dream under President Trump, that took place at Central European University (October 10, 2018 - Budapest).

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