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Sharapov to Join Center for Policy Studies

Kiril Sharapov will join the Center for Policy Studies as a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow in January 2013, having secured two years of research funding from the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission's Seventh Framework Program. Sharapov comes to CEU from Glasgow Caledonian University, where he was a lecturer in sociology. At CPS he will pursue a project to explore how trafficking in human beings is understood by the general public in countries of the enlarged European Union and its neighboring states.

Haraszti Named U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Belarus

Miklos Haraszti, visiting professor in the Department of Public Policy, was appointed Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus by the U.N. Human Rights Council. In his new role, effective Nov.

LaBelle Presents at European Parliament Workshop on Shale Gas

Michael LaBelle, assistant professor at CEU Business School and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, presented a report on shale gas at a special workshop in the European Parliament in Brussels on Oct. 9. He presented a report he had been asked to write for the Citizens' Petitions Committee of the European Parliament, which addressed the concerns of citizens of Bulgaria and Poland about the risks associated with shale gas extraction, analyzing the policy and business risks. The report, and those of other experts, will be published by the European Parliament.

Faculty Members Give Expert Testimony at European Commission

Associate Professor Martin Kahanec and Visting Professor Lucia Kurekova of the Department of Public Policy testified as invited experts before the Advisory Committee on Free Movement of Workers of the European Commission’s Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate General. They spoke in Brussels on Oct. 30 about the impact of European Union enlargement on labor mobility.

Economics Department Ranks Ninth in Europe in ERC Grants

CEU’s Department of Economics ranks ninth in Europe in the number of European Research Council grants held by current permanent faculty, according to its own calculations based on public data. For more information, including a list of the top schools and research institutes, see

Geva Receives €75,000 Marie Curie Grant

Dorit Geva, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, has received a €75,000 Marie Curie grant from the European Commission. The grant will  fund research on the rise of women from political dynasties in party politics, such as France’s Marine Le Pen and Argentina's Christina Kirchner.

Kurowska Leads CEU Part of Multinational Consortium Project

Xymena Kurowska, assistant professor in the Department of International Relations and European Studies (IRES), will serve as lead CEU researcher for “Global Norm Evolution and Responsibility to Protect,” a consortium-led project supported by a €1 million grant from the Volkswagen Foundation in cooperation with the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Riksbanken Jubileumsfond within the research framework “Europe and Global Challenges.” Berlin’s Global Public Policy Institute leads the consortium in partnership with institutions in Europe (CEU, Oxford University, University of Frankfurt); Asia (Pe

Alumni Campaign Funds Unprecedented Number of Scholarships

The most recent CEU Alumni Campaign raised more than $41,200, enabling CEU to award 21 scholarships this academic year—the largest number in a single year since its inception. Every year since 2001, CEU has awarded the CEU Alumni Scholarship to outstanding students who have shown a commitment to community service and who have demonstrated their potential to become leaders at CEU and in their future careers. The program is funded exclusively by donations from CEU alumni and friends.

Robert Soros Elected to CEU Board of Trustees

During its regular meeting in Budapest on Oct. 28, the CEU Board of Trustees elected Robert Soros as a new member. Soros is the president and deputy chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, where he has worked since 1994. Prior to joining SFM he worked for Schroeder Munchmeyer & Hengst in its equity research department and for Prudential Bache in its risk arbitrage department. Soros is the chairman of Haleakala, also known as The Kitchen, a not–for-profit performance arts organization.