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The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University – and possibly other international institutions – to continue operations within the country.

These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities to flourish.

Here, an update from Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of The Central European University (CEU).

A new exhibition opening at the Capitoline Museum displays, for the first time, a rediscovered fragment of a long-lost fresco painted by Pintoricchio. AUR's fabulous Professor Claudia La Malfa is one of the curators of the exhibition and the catalog.

Former American President Barack Obama set foot back upon the world stage with a keynote speech at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit, one of the top Food Innovation events in the world. Seed&Chips is dedicated to showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world and Mr. Obama spoke about how climate change was imperiling food production around the world - threatening to aggravate the “migration that has put such a burden on Europe.”

In addition to the business contacts made, it is a fantastic opportunity to advertise your products to the public.

Dr. Lisa Colletta, Professor of English and Dean of Academic Affairs, has just published The Legacy of the Grand Tour: New Essays in Travel, Literature, and Culture. The book examines the ways in which the legacy of the Grand Tour is still evident in works of travel and literature.

The Colosseum or the Flavian Amphitheatre as it was known in Antiquity is a worldwide symbol of recognition. Very rarely does one come across anyone who doesn’t place the city of Rome alongside an image of the Colosseum.

Globalization is pulling the world together at an astonishing speed – allowing the movement of information, traditions, and even people.  You can board a plane tomorrow and find yourself walking in the Colosseum by midday, or floating above the temples of Bagan, Myanmar at sunrise.
 

The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University – and possibly other international institutions – to continue operations within the country.

These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities to flourish.

Dr. Mary Beard,Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature, and the Classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, describes Dr.