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Videos and Spotlights

Award-winning novelist Hoda Barakat, Writer in Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study CEU from October 2017 to February 2018, talks about the concept and the writing process for her upcoming novel, tentatively titled "Courier de la Nuit." Barakat, winner of the Al-Naquid Prize as well as the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, is known as one of the most original voices in modern Arabic literature.

Ágnes Györke, Élet és Irodalom 62.9 (2018)

Susan Rubin Suleiman, Research Professor at Harvard University, was a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the autumn of 2017. She was interviewed by Ágnes Györke, former Fellow of IAS, about her extraordinary life, her research interests, and her political views. The interview offers a brief overview of her family’s escape from Budapest after the Second World War and her two returns to the city before and after the fall of communism, recorded in Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook . Professor Suleiman also talked about her recent book, The Némirovsky Question, which examines the novels of the Franco-Russian writer Irène Némirovsky and the question of Jewish identity. Topics such as everyday flânerie, the quest for origins, the current situation of gender studies, as well as the question of existential choice faced both by Némirovsky and István Szabó are explored in the interview, among many other issues.

The entire interview can be viewed in Hungarian for subscribers in the online edition of Élet és Irodalom.

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.

"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.

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.

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.