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Stefano Guzzini on the ‘return of geopolitical thinking in Europe’

October 12, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, the Department of International Relations held its first Research Seminar of the Academic Year. The speaker, Stefano Guzzini, whose academic career began at CEU and who since then has become one of the leading theorists in International Relations constructivism, talked about the ‘return of geopolitical thinking in Europe.’ This is  the subject of his recent edited volume at Cambridge University Press, and also of a forum-discussion organized by the Cooperation and Conflict journal.

IR department alumnus Dr Robert Kokalj to serve as the Ambassador of Slovenia to Hungary

September 28, 2017

Dr Robert Kokalj (IRES ‘96) has been appointed as a new Ambassador of Slovenia to Hungary. During his term in Hungary, Ambassador Kokalj will pay special attention to infrastructure and energy connectivity projects between Slovenia and Hungary. Previously Dr Kokalj served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Slovenia in Slovakia, Head of the Economic Diplomacy Division of MFA of Slovenia among other positions. 

Photo Credit: Embassy of Cairo 

Photo Credit of Slide Show Image: Tamino Petelinsek

IR students at Allianz Summer Academy

August 7, 2017

Between 29 July and 2 August 2017, five CEU students attended the Allianz Summer Academy on Europe (ASA) a program organised and sponsored by the Allianz Cultural Foundation, bringing together students from five European universities to debate current European issues and develop policy recommendations for the future of Europe.

IR department alumna wins BISA Teaching Excellence Award 2017

June 20, 2017

Erzsébet Strausz (MA 2007/08) has won the 2017 Teaching Excellence Prize of the British International Studies Association (BISA), after being awarded the Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize, also by BISA, in 2012. 

Balčaitė attends a workshop on migration brokerage at NUS

June 6, 2017

On June 1-2nd, post-doctoral reseach fellow Dr Indrė Balčaitė attended an academic workshop ‘The Migration Industry: Facilitators and Brokerage in Asia’, organized by the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She presented a paper titled ‘Omnipresent Migration Brokerage in Thailand: Providing an Alternative to and Mediating Legal Procedures’ based on long-term fieldwork with low-skilled Burmese labour migrants.