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OLIve-UP 2018 2nd End-of-Year Student Conference

The CEU Campus
Monday, June 18, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Open Learning Initiative University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP)2nd End-of-Year Conference


09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and Registration

10:00 – 11:00 Opening Remarks by Liviu Matei (Provost and Pro-Rector, Central European University) followed by Aura Lounasmaa (OLIve, University of East London): Negotiating university education in a hostile environment

11:00 – 12:00 First Student Panel

Chaired by Magdalena Smieszek (PhD Legal Studies, CEU)

  • Mayougou Kouroupara: Who Counts as Life?
  • Dema Al-Bakour: Discrepancy in the Refugee and Migrant Education Policy in the Federal States of Germany: Challenges for Refugees (2014-2018)
  • Raed Alkhayrat: The Challenges of Refugees’ Integration in the EU Labor Market: Case of Hungary (2011-2016)
  • Osama Saddam: Is Bitcoin Secure?

12:00 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 13:45 Second Student Panel

Chaired by Mahmoud Zidan (CEU MSc in Technology Management and Innovation, OLIve-UP 2017)

  • Sohaib Alzoubi: A Critical Assessment of the League of Arab States in Terms of Cultural and Political Issues
  • Parviz Khyber: Objectives and Outcomes: The US intervention in Afghanistan
  • Mursal Akela: The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Realist Approach

13:45 – 14:30 Talk by Attila Melegh (Corvinus University): Passive revolutions and the sociology of biopolitical panic

14:30 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 15:45 Third Student Panel

Chaired by Pinar Donmez (OLIve CEU)

  • Seyed Hiwa Kolichi: Are there Universal Virtues?
  • Sami Gerezghiher: A Critical Assessment of Globalization and the Role of Nation States
  • Obura Ramein: Exploring the Relationship between Globalization and Income Inequality Gap: The case of Uganda’s Economy (2002-2012)

16:00 – 17:00 The Right to Education: Issues and challenges faced by marginalised groups in Europe (co-hosted by CEU Roma Graduate Preparation Program)

Participants: Babak Arzani (Migrant Rights Activist), Angela Kocze (Roma Graduate Preparation Program, Central European University), Aura Lounasmaa (OLIve, University of East London), Aliz Pocscuvalszki (Migrant Solidarity Group of Hungary), Nora Sevbihiv Sinemellioglu (uni-assist)

Moderator: Prem Kumar Rajaram (OLIve CEU)