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Title: Department%20of%20Political%20Science

Department of Political Science
  • Goals and offering
  • Student and alumni profile
  • New developments

Key goals
  • offer a comprehensive and interdisciplinary
  • support a broad range of specializations
  • develop analytical, academic and professional
    writing as well as presentation skills (both in
    English and in general)
  • improve computer literacy and time management

Some of the good reasons to study Political
Science at CEU
  • State of the art curriculum development of
    skills with relevance in a wide range of
  • Work with recognized international scholars
  • Access outstanding library and other facilities
  • Gain research experience
  • Very good chance to obtain partial or full
    tuition waiver and stipend from CEU

Some of the good reasons to study Political
Science at CEU
  • Study as member of a very international, able
    and vibrant student body, establishing life-long
    contact with high-achievers in particular from
    Eastern and Central Europe

Some of the good reasons to study Political
Science at CEU
  • Live in an exciting and beautiful city

The academic offering
  • 10-month MA program (about 50 students admitted a
  • PhD program (5-8 students admitted a year)
  • Both the Masters and the PhD program in Political
    Science are registered by the Board of Regents of
    the New York State Education Department
  • Two-year MA program planned
  • For details and updates about the faculty,
    admissions requirements, courses on offer,
    supported specializations, accreditation and
    syllabi please refer to http//

Courses running in 2005/2006
  • Advanced Issues in Comparative Research
  • Alternative Media
  • American Politics
  • Anti Discrimination Policy and Law
  • Central European Politics
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Comparative Political Research
  • Constitutionalism and Democracy
  • Constitutionalism and Democratic Politics
  • Dissertation Seminar in Comparative
    Politics/Political Theory
  • Dissertation Seminar in Political Economy/Public
  • Discourse and Contemporary Political Analysis
  • European Publics and the Media
  • European Union Politics
  • Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century
  • Media and War
  • Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • Nationalism and the Media
  • Political Data Analysis
  • Political Philosophy and Political Economy
  • Political Theory
  • Positive and Negative Liberty
  • Public Choice
  • Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
  • Rational ChoiceSurvey Methodology
  • The New Political Economy of Development
  • The Political Economy of Advanced Capitalism
  • The Political Economy of Post-Communist
  • The Political Economy of Scarcity
  • The Political Theory of Plato
  • The Politics of Food
  • The Politics of Labor in Europe
  • Theories of Political Economy
  • Transitional Justice

Permanent and visiting faculty in 2005/2006
  • Aida Hozic
  • Attila Folsz
  • Bela Greskovits
  • Carol Harrington
  • Carsten Schneider
  • Colin Sparks
  • Dorothee Bohle
  • Gabor Toka
  • George Klosko
  • Gianpietro Mazzoleni
  • Greg Bognar
  • Herbert Kitschelt
  • Janos Kis
  • Judit Sandor
  • Karen Henderson
  • Miklos Sukosd
  • Nenad Dimitrijevic
  • Nick Jankowski
  • Philippe Schmitter
  • Richard Scher
  • Sonja Amadae
  • Sorina Soare
  • Tamas Rudas
  • On temporary leave Andras Bozoki, Zsolt Enyedi,
    Nicole Lindstrom, Tamas Meszerics

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Background of students
Alumni profile
Alumni careers in public service
  • Michael Canham first secretary at the Embassy of
    South Africa in Washington
  • Bogdan Chiritoiu deputy chief advisor in the
    Presidential Office in Bucharest, Romania
  • Margit Sarv deputy ombudsperson for minority
    rights in Estonia
  • Peter Vagi department head for strategic
    research in the Office of the Prime Minister in
    Budapest, Hungary
  • Darius Zeruolis one of the senior civil servants
    who was in charge of Lithuanias European

Alumni careers in NGOs
  • Yulia Ghazaryan monitoring and evaluation
    officer of USAID in Armenia
  • Catherine Hudon former OSCE officer in Vukovar,
    currently head of the East European section of
    the World Hemophilia Organization in Montreal,
  • Jibek Iskakova program manager at OSI Budapest,
    Scholarship Programs
  • Joerg Forbrig program officer at the
    Transatlantic Center for Central and Eastern
    Europe, the German Marshall Fund of the United
    States, in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Sanja Pesek deputy director of Freedom House,
    Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro

Alumni careers in political science
  • Grigorii Golosov Associate Professor of
    Political Science at the European University at
    St. Petersburg
  • Sorin Ionita director of SAR (Romanian Academic
    Society), leading political commentator on
    Romanian television
  • Barnabas Malnay PhD student at Stanford
    University, US
  • Alan Renwick lecturer in New College, Oxford,
    specialist in East Central European politics
  • Artur Wolek Chair, Department of Political
    Theory at National-Louis University in Poland
  • Sabina Avdagic Postdoctoral fellow at the Max
    Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
    (MPIfG) in Cologne

Alumni careers in other fields
  • Galina Andronova consultant for the World Bank
    in Washington
  • Maria Danilova associated press news
    correspondent in Moscow
  • Arar Guliyev account executive at McCann
    Erickson in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Roxana Lesovici consultant at Eamonn Bates
    Europe in Brussels, Belgium
  • Matthew Utterback Director of Business
    Development at Digital Divide Data in
  • Kinga Szuly political reporter, Representation
    of the European Commission to Hungary
  • Rustam Yuldashev coordinator in the Economic
    Cooperation Section of Japanese Embassy in
    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

New developments in the program
  • Hungarian accreditation of the MA program done
  • Certificate programs introduced as part of the MA
  • Hungarian accreditation of PhD program and
    introduction of two-year MA program is planned
    and may start as early as next year
  • Erasmus exchange programs with leading
    universities within the EU (in addition to the
    existing PhD semester abroad program with Oxford
    and US universities)

Certificate programs in 2005/06
  • Comparative Politics
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Constitutional Politcs
  • Electoral Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Political Research Methodolgy and Social Analysis
  • Post-Communist Politics
  • Comparative European Politics

Example certificate in Political Communication
  • Students wishing to earn this certificate need to
    complete our MA degree and, as part of that, earn
    12 credits and a B or better average grade in
    the following courses
  • Discourse and Contemporary Political Analysis
    with Carol Harrington
  • European Publics and the Media with Nick
    Jankowski, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Colin Sparks
  • Alternative Media with Miklos Sukosd
  • Nationalism and the Media with Miklos Sukosd
  • Media and War with Aida Hozic

Other opportunities for students
  • Research assistantships in cross-national
    research projects funded primarily by the
    European Commission
  • Internships with the European Political Science
    Network (headquarters just moved from Science Po
    in Paris to CEU)
  • Conference participation with travel support from
    CEU (e.g. paper presentations at the annual
    conferences of the European Consortium for
    Political Research)
  • Semester abroad program for PhD students
  • Publication opportunities departmental working
    paper series, electronic publications

Recent public events at the department
  • Public lecture by James Fishkin (Stanford) and
    Robert Luskin (UT Austin) on Deliberative
    Polling An Overview, in September 2005
  • European Election Study conference in May 2005
  • Responsible Party Government? Explaining Party
    Stances on European Integration in Post-Communist
    Eastern Europe. public lecture by Robert
    Rohrschneider (Indiana University), May 2005
  • Society for Comparative Research retreat
    (graduate student workshop involving Ivy League
    universities from the US and four of the top PhD
    programs from Europe), coorganized with Princeton
    University in July 2005

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Department of Political Science to