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The volume Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World, edited by former IAS Senior Core Fellow Tracey Sowerby and Jan Hennings, offers a new contribution to the ongoing reassessment of early modern international relations and diplomatic history. Divided into three parts, it provides an examination of diplomatic culture from the Renaissance into the eighteenth century and presents the development of diplomatic practices as more complex, multifarious and globally interconnected than the traditional state-focussed, national paradigm allows.

Edited by Zsolt Czigányik, a former Humanities Initiative Fellow at IAS CEU, the book investigates the possibilities of cooperation between the humanities and the social sciences in the analysis of 20th century and contemporary utopian phenomena. The papers deal with major problems of interpreting utopias, the relationship of utopia and ideology, and the highly problematic issue as to whether utopia necessarily leads to dystopia. Besides reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary utopian investigations, the eleven essays written by leading experts of the field effectively represent the constructive attitudes of utopian thought, a feature that not only defines late 20th- and 21st-century utopianism, but is one of the primary reasons behind the rising importance of the topic.

The book is available at CEU Press.

 

The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy  by former IAS fellow Curie Virág, published in April 2017, is a first book-length study of conception of emotions in early Chinese philosophical tradition.

Maria Rybakova, Writer in Residence at CEU Institute for Advanced Study in 2016/17 talks about her chance to explore the interlocking motifs of location and dislocation in Sándor Márai’s and her own life and work. 

IAS CEU Senior Fellow Erica Benner's new book Be Like the Fox  - Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom, published in March 2017, follows Machiavelli's dramatic quest for political and human freedom through his own eyes. 

Read reviews of the book in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

A book of poems by Hasan Sijzi, translated by our Fellow Rebecca Gould, has been published by Northwestern World Classics.

"Why do firms based in emerging countries internationalize?" This is the question that Senior Global Challenges Fellow John Luiz sought to answer in a recent paper with Helena Barnard.

A book co-edited by IAS CEU Faculty Fellow Katalin Szende with Gerhard Jaritz, Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective, has been published by Routledge.

An article by IAS CEU Fellow Ildikó Király, Enhanced encoding of the co-actor's target stimuli during a shared non-motor task, co-authored with Fruzsina Elekes, Gábor Bródy and Erna Halász, has been published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Junior Global Challenges Fellow Medha Chaturvedi discusses her research project on political participation, democratic intervention, and counterinsurgency, looking at a case study of India's left-wing extremism.

A book co-edited by Humanities Initiative Fellow Robin Nadeau with Wim Broekaert and John Wilkins has been published in the Collection Latomus Series.

Margery Amdur, artist-in-residence co-hosted by IAS and VSP in November-December 2015, talks about her experience as an artist-in-residence, the sources of inspiration for her art and the installation she created in one of the elevators at CEU.

IAS CEU Senior Fellow, Prof. Geoffrey Roberts (University College Cork, Ireland) is a world renowned specialist on Stalin, the Stalin period and modern Russia. In a brief interview during his stay at IAS CEU in September-December 2015, he talked about Stalin and leader-cults.