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Apply now to be a Passion Project client organization

The School of Public Policy is seeking applications from prospective client organizations for its signature Passion Projects program. As part of the core curriculum of SPP’s multi-disciplinary MPA program, the Passion Projects are client-driven and student-run, policy-oriented capstone projects.

Upcoming Events

Monday October 27

9:00am to 5:00pm
October 27, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Michael Roth
5:00pm to 6:30pm
October 27, 2014

Monday November 10

Peter Woodward
5:30pm to 7:30pm
November 10, 2014

Monday November 17

Luke Patey
5:30pm to 7:30pm
November 17, 2014

Bengali Youth Platform Shorob.com, Founded by Nuruddin Ahmed (MPA ’16), Shortlisted for the Social Media for Empowerment Award

Founded by Nuruddin Ahmed (MPA ’16), youth platform shorob.com is a finalist for the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 in the Community, Advocacy, and Development Activism category. “I’m very excited to be in the running with great organizations across South Asia,” Ahmed commented.

Quiet Diplomacy – A Useful Tool?

“Quiet diplomacy is a common tool to promote human rights but because it happens behind closed doors, we usually know very little about it. Of course it can be useful, yet that is not always the case,” explains SPP Visiting Professor Katrin Kinzelbach. Her book, The EU's Human Rights Dialogue with China: Quiet Diplomacy and its Limits was just published by Routledge.

SPP and the Council of Europe Co-organize Workshop Focused on the Black Sea Region

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University and the Council of Europe co-organized a five-day immersion workshop for future democratic leaders from the Black Sea region October 6-10, 2014. Thirty-two researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and activists from seven countries traveled to Budapest to participate in a series of engaging discussions to develop practical solutions to regional policy problems in the areas of democratic institution building, security policy, and transition economics.