Asian Studies

Crafting North Korean Policy for Inter-Korean Peace

Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Popper room
January 25, 2016 - 1:00pm

ABSTRACT| This presentation is about crafting inter-Korean peace through democratization of North Korea andguaranteeing inter-Korean peace internationally. First, the so called “collapse theory” is questioned. Despite many predictions of collapse of North Korean regime, North Korean dictatorial regime has shown exceptional durability and survivability. Indeed, Institutionalization of dictatorship is the key to the longevity and survivability of North Korean dictatorship. Therefore, it is unrealistic to prepare the reunification based on the collapse theory of North Korean dictatorship.

20 Years of Aid to North Korea – Has Aid been Effective?

Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
January 13, 2016 - 3:30pm


North Korea is still a closed-off society. But, since the onset of humanitarian aid projects and programs in the mid-1990s, more information about the social, humanitarian, and economic situation in the country is now available. 

This presentation is based on hand-on, frequently in-country experience and includes:

-          How the North Korean humanitarian aid program began in 1995.

-          The change from humanitarian aid to a program of more long-term interventions.

Myanmar's Parliamentary Elections: A Preliminary Assessment

Nador u. 11
Hanak Room (201)
December 3, 2015 - 12:30pm


 Prof. Lwin Lwin Mon, (Dept of Anthropology, Yangon University), Prof. Thida Tun (Dept of IR, Mandalay University), Prof. Thin Thin Aye (Dept of IR, Yadanabon University), Prof. Tin Tin Mar (Dept of IR, Yangon University), Prof. Thinn Thinn Latt (Dept of IR, Dagon University) & Htet Lwin (MA Student, Political Science, CEU).

Change, continuity, and challenges across the Taiwan Strait

Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
November 19, 2015 - 4:00pm

The Asia Research Initiative (ARI) and the Department of International Relations 

at Central European University 

cordially invite you to a workshop on:


Change, continuity, and challenges across the Taiwan Strait: The 2016 presidential election in Taiwan and the domestic and international implications of the Ma-Xi Summit.


Thursday 19 November 2015

Fumagalli interviewed by Radio Free Europe

October 6, 2015

IR Head Matteo Fumagalli was interviewed by Radio Free Europe in relation to the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, held on 4th October 2015.

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Fumagalli interviewed by ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’

August 28, 2015

On 26th August,  Head of Department, Matteo Fumagalli was interviewed by Italy's main financial daily newspaper, ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’.  Professor Fumagalli was consulted to share his views regarding Central Asian Energy issues.

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Fumagalli awarded research grant with University of Frankfurt and Yonsei University

June 30, 2015
IR Dept Head Matteo Fumagalli was awarded a research grant by the Academy of Korean Studies (South Korea) for a collaborative project on 'Identity and transnational mobility in and out of Korea’. The project’s lead institution is the University of Frankfurt (Germany), with CEU and Yonsei University as co-investigators.

Associate Professor Youngmi Kim interviewed by Institute of Asian Studies

May 12, 2015

The Institute of  Asian Studies  from  Slovakia interviewed  Dr. Yougmi Kim, Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and the Department of Public Policy. She is also the Director of the ‘Global E-School in Eurasia’ project.

They discussed a wide range of issues including contemporary politics in South Korea, North-South relations and “conservatives’ stronghold” in East Asia.