Contrasting green impact evaluations - a brief exploration

August 25, 2023

In this short paper, Dora Piroska and Vlad Surdea-Hernea explore top-down and bottom-up green finance evaluation practices through the example of the EBRD and civil society actors.

Dóra Piroska on academic freedom in Hungary

August 11, 2023

A recent article in Chemistry World, a monthly chemistry news magazine published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, paints a bleak picture of academic freedom in Hungary today.

As Dóra Piroska says, ‘Every change that undermines democracy is passed as a law or a decree by parliament, where government has two-thirds majority’ .

IR faculty's course for CEU's Invisible University for Ukraine

June 29, 2023
IR faculty members Xymena Kurowska and Thomas Fetzer co-directed a course on 'Re-Interpreting European Security' for CEU's Invisible University for Ukraine (IUFU) in the winter and spring terms 2023.

Xymena Kurowska receives 2023 CEU Teaching Excellence Award

Xymena Kurowska has been awarded the 2023 Teaching Excellence Award. A researcher noted for the breadth and depth of her work in the field of international relations theory and interpretative analysis; she has an equally strong record of generosity of support and mentoring that she provides to younger scholars. Her students and colleagues consistently highlight the way in which she combines analytical precision with attentiveness to student needs. This combination makes her mentorship, research supervision, and support highly sought after.

New co-authored paper by Professor Greskovits

April 3, 2023

A new paper titled The Gramscian Politics of Europe's Rule of Law Crisis, co-authored by Bela Greskovits, Dorothee Bohle and Marek Naczyk, was published in Journal of European Public Policy.

The paper is open access and can be found here: