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Rumbidzai Masango (MPA ’15) Presents ISHR Statement at UN HRC

How would you react if your manager asked you to deliver a speech in front of the United Nations Human Rights Council? Rumbidzai Masango, a second-year MPA candidate at SPP, “nearly fainted and was speechless” when presented with this rare opportunity.

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Howard in New York Times

CMCS Director Phil Howard wrote about EU strategy for encouraging reform of Hungary's media laws in the New York Times.

SPP Joins Innovative CORE Project That Pioneers New Approach to Teaching Economics

“This is exactly the type of project,” explained School of Public Policy (SPP) Dean Wolfgang H. Reinicke, “that we are eager to embrace at the School. It reflects the serious effort of committed academics and practitioners to develop an economics curriculum that is meaningful and relevant.” Assistant Professor Michael Dorsch was a reviewer for the Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics (CORE) curriculum and will be using it in his Economic Analysis course at SPP.

Orbán and “The Dangers of Unlimited Power”

How did Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán transform from the young “ultimate anarcho-liberal” leader of the early post-Soviet years to the heavy-handed autocrat we know today? In her latest Foreign policy article, “The Autocrat Inside the EU,” SPP’s Center for Media & Communication Studies researcher Amy Brouillette argues Orbán, as a “consummate politician,” is motivated by his quest for power.