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/ Special Events / Archive


15-16 June 2005
Roma in Higher Education Conference Sponsored by the Finnish Embassy


VENUE: Central European University (CEU), Nador u. 11, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary, Room 006

Conference Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2005

PANEL I - Affirmative Action for Roma Students

09.30 - 11.00 Short presentations followed by panel discussion
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 12.30 Open floor discussion
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 "Roma Access Program" (RAP) presentation

PANEL II - Social Responsibility and Roma Elite

14.00 - 15.00 Short presentations followed by panel discussion
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 - 17.30 Open floor discussion
17.30 - 18.00 Special session: Building grassroots role models: IFP and Pakiv
18.00 - 20.00 Reception

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2005

PANEL III - Higher Education and Roma Culture and Identity

09.30 - 11.00 Presentations followed by panel discussion
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30 Open floor discussion

15.00 - CEU Graduation Ceremony, Operetta Theatre






Panel Participants

(in alphabetical order)

PANEL I - Affirmative Action for Roma Students

Moderator:
Maria M. Kovacs, Program Director, Nationalism Studies Program, CEU

Participants:

Gabriella Bartha, Program Manager, Higher Educational Support Program, Open Society Institute (OSI)
Claude Cahn, Acting Executive Director and Programs Director, European Roma Rights Center (ERRC)
Claudia Cerasela Banica, Alumna, Roma Access Program 2004
Gabor Daroczi, Commissioner for Integration of Disadvantaged and Roma Children, Hungarian Ministry of Education
Danut Dumitru, Student, Roma Access Program 2005
Angela Kocze, Founder of Romaversitas, PhD Student in Sociology, CEU
Biser Svetlinov Alekov, Alumnus, Roma Access Program 2004

PANEL II - Social Responsibility and Roma Elite

Moderator:
Paul Roe, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies, CEU

Bruce Cohen, International Co-Director, Interns for Peace, New York Office
Istvan Forgacs, Student, Roma Access Program 2005
Maria Hornakova, Alumna, Roma Access Program 2004
Viktoria Mohacsi, MEP, European Parliament, former Commissioner for Integration of Disadvantaged and Roma Children, Hungarian Ministry of Education
Rumyan Russinov, Director, Roma Participation Program
Jennifer Tanaka, Assistant Director, Pakiv
Bernadett Urmos, Officer for Educational Affairs, Romaversitas, Hungary

PANEL III - Higher Education and Roma Culture and Identity

Moderator:
Nicole Lindstorm, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies, CEU

Iulius Rostas, Program Manager, Roma Participation Program, OSI
Ramiza Sakip, Student, Roma Access Program 2005
Michael Stewart, Professor at University College London, Department of Anthropology
Marius Taba, Roma Access Program 2005
Bujar Taho, Roma Access Program 2005

VIP Guests

Istvan Balogh, Program Director, Romaversitas, Hungary
Agnes Daroczi, Research Associate, Hungarian Institute for Culture
Yehuda Elkana, President and Rector of Central European University
Livia Jaroka, MEP, European Parliament, Board Member of the Roma Educational Fund
Mabera Kamberi, Board Member of Roma Decade, Head of International Cooperation, Macedonian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
William Newton-Smith, Member of CEU Board of Trustees, Board Member of the Roma Educational Fund, Professor at Oxford University
Monique Nowicki, Regional Program Coordinator, USAID
Judit Szira, Member of the School Board, Department of Education, Budapest City Council
Representatives of: Finnish Embassy, Dutch Embassy, Swedish Embassy, Dutch Chamber of Commerce
Additional VIP guests to be confirmed

Central European Yearbooks (CEY) in Russian

Special Projects Office of Central European University’s Special and Extension Programs Office has been working in close cooperation with the Higher Education Program of OSI-Russia on the development of the Central European Yearbooks (CEY). The purpose of the Yearbooks is to disseminate information from Central Europe on social sciences and humanities to academic communities, higher education institutions and policy centers of Russia and CIS countries. Outstanding scholarly literature, policy studies and discussion papers will be published in four key areas: international and security studies; political science; sociology; and economics.

The Central European Yearbook is the first systematic undertaking of the last decade to deliver the results of Central European social science research to the Russian-speaking community. The scholarly information gap between Central Europe and Russia is addressed through interactive educational methodology in the framework of the existing institutionalized forms both of OSI-Russia and CEU, including the Open Society Archives and Special Projets Office.

As a pilot program, the first volume on international and security issues was co-sponsored by OSI-Russia and Central European University. The first volume, “International and Security Issues,” was printed in early 2004 and is available in CEU Library.


CEU Economics Workshop

February 5-7, 2004.

Special Projects Office with the Department of Economics of Central European University organized and hosted a Workshop in Economics on February 5-7, 2004. The leading institutions of the region, such as the Stockholm School of Economics-Riga, the Economics Education and Research Consortium – Ukraine, Economics Program at Kiev-Mohyla Academy, Research Consortium – Russia, European University Saint Petersburg, Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and New Economic School (Moscow) gathered together at CEU to explore possible cooperation in providing support to some promising economics programs at state universities in the region. This joint work is supported by the Higher Education Support Program (HESP).


Rectors' Conference

Special Projects Office (SPO), in cooperation with the Higher Education Support Program (HESP) is organizing a Rectors' Conference at CEU on 28-29 November 2003. About 20 rectors from HESP supported institutions from the region will participate in the event and discuss the topic of What Open Society Means in University Context.

The opening speech will be given by Prof. Yehuda Elkana, CEU Rector.


Study visit and exchange of professional experience between Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg, European University of St. Petersburg and Central European University.

Special Projects Office of Special and Extension Programs is organizing and supporting the study visit and exchange of professional experience between these institutions. On December 7-13, 2003, a group of administrative staff, comprising of the Dean of Student Services, Associate Dean, Grant Manager, Library Director, Financial Officer and PR Manager visited Central European University. A 5-day program was designed to meet the expectations of the Russian delegation interested in university administrative and operational procedures with strong focus on student services, including admissions, recruitment, alumni work, financial aid, and also on library development, PR, financial and fund-raising operations. CEU staff of the respective departments participated in meetings and discussions to share the experience with their colleagues from St. Petersburg.

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