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On seeing with new eyes

Panel Discussion
Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

"On seeing with new eyes: Books that inspired me"

An event to celebrate the launch of the CEU Review of Books that examines the importance of books through eyes of prominent academics

The event will commence with opening remarks by Dr. Frances Pinter from CEU Press and will be followed by a panel discussion. Following their insightful addresses, we invite you to join us for a reception, providing a unique opportunity for networking and further discussion.

Mary Kaldor is Professor Emeritus of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict Research Programme at The London School of Economics and Political Science and Visiting Professor at the CEU. She is the author of many books and articles including New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era: International Law and New Wars (with Christine Chinkin) and Global Security Cultures. She pioneered the concepts of new wars and global civil society. Her elaboration of the real-world implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national governments.

Michael Ignatieff served as President and Rector of CEU between 2016 and 2021, the turbulent years which saw CEU's expulsion from Budapest and its re-establishment in Vienna. He now is a professor in CEU's history department. An international commentator on contemporary issues of democracy, human rights, and governance he is also an award-winning writer, teacher and former politician in Canada. His recent books include The Rights Revolution, Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry, The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror, Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics, and The Ordinary Virtues. His latest book is On Consolation.

Shalini Randeria is President and Rector of CEU. The American-born Indian social anthropologist/sociologist Shalini Randeria has had a distinguished academic career at institutions of higher education across Europe. She was Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna and Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, where she was also Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy. She holds the Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen, where she leads a research group on “soft authoritarianisms”.

Venue: Nationalbibliothek Wien/Augustinertrakt

              Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Date: November 29, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm