CEU, the Central European University founded in Budapest in 1991, has become a global symbol for the struggle for academic freedom.
In the face of relentless attacks by Viktor Orbán, it has defended the academy’s liberal values, standing as a beacon of resistance against the Hungarian government’s professed illiberalism.
CEU’s President Michael Ignatieff reports on the situation in Budapest and the institution’s decision, announced in spring of 2018, to create a campus in Vienna. The conversation will be moderated by Eric Frey of Austria’s Der Standard.
Michael Ignatieff & Eric Frey
This discussion formed part of the Vienna Humanties Festival 2018, to find out more about the festival, visit TTTdebates.org at: https://www.tttdebates.org/vienna-humanities-festival-2018-power-powerlessness/