School of Public Policy at Central European University in partnership with United Nations University – MERIT
Competition Dates: Friday, February 28, 2020 and Saturday, February 29, 2020
Competition Location: Central European University | Nador utca 15. 1051 Budapest, Hungary
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TECHNICAL LEADERS: TBD │ firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Buxton │ SPP Professor │ Buxton is a specialist on Latin America and an expert on Venezuela. She has thematic expertise on democratisation and transition processes, post conflict recovery and conflict analysis, including conflict sensitive design and policy implementation, as well as gender and gender sensitive design. Her work in this area is based on consultancy experience with USAID, Sida (Sweden), Foreign Ministry of Finland, UK Department for International Development and USAID.
Benjamin Witorsch │ Holbrooke Fellow │ Ben Witorsch joined the U.S. Department of State in February 2010. He is currently the Holbrooke Fellow at Central European University. Previous positions include: Economic Officer, United States Embassy in Budapest, Hungary; Political Officer, United States Embassy in Moscow; Consular Officer, United States Embassy in Sarajevo; and Political Officer, Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Dávid Mihályi │ GPA-NRGI Research Fellow │ David Mihalyi is a senior economic analyst at the Natural Resource Governance Institute. David works on research, analysis and technical assistance to improve macroeconomic management in resource rich developing countries. He led the development of several extractive data tools and economic models for Ghana, Mongolia and Tanzania. His research focuses on the “resource curse”: the macroeconomic challenges caused by expectations of future resource wealth. David worked at Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance and at Hungary’s Central Bank and Fiscal Council. He holds a MSc from the University of Nottingham.
Dr. Serdar Turkeli │ Researcher / Coordinator │Dr. Serdar Türkeli conducts policy research and development at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU- MERIT). He applies quantitative and/or qualitative methods to critical political economy and policy issues related to multi-scalar governance of science, technology and innovation (STI), STI policies and their governance.
February 28, 2020, 6pm
Student Networking Session (informal)
February 29, 2020, TBD
Post-Competition Reception (held on campus)
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
February 29, 2020
Central European University
Nador utca 15. 1051 Budapest, Hungary
103 Main room
101 World 1
106 World 2
102 Judges’ room
104 Staff Headquarters
2nd floor catering area (SFCA) for breakfast, lunch and evening celebration
CEU Event │ password: Kasv5Dot
ACCOMMODATIONS IN BUDAPEST
- Hotel Central Basilica │ Hercegprimas utca 8. │www.hotelcentral-basilica.hu
- Starlight Suiten Hotel │ Merleg utca 6. │ www.starlighthotels.com/en/budapest
- ROOMbach Hotel Budapest Center │ Rumbach Sebestyen utca 14. │ https://roombach.com/en
- K+K Hotel Opera │Révay utca 24. │ www.kkhotels.com
- The Three Corners Hotel Art │ Kiralyi Pal utca 12. │ https://threecorners.com/hotels/hotel-art-superior/
- La Prima Fashion Hotel │ Piarista utca 6. │ www.laprimahotelbudapest.com
Budapest has an excellent public transit system consisting of subways, buses, trolleys, trams, and electric commuter trains called HÉV. Tickets are available at all metro stations from automated machines, and most stations also have cashiers at ticket windows. Tickets can be bought individually, discounted in books of 10, or in the form of daily, weekly, or monthly passes. You need to validate your ticket before starting your trip on the metro or immediately upon boarding a bus, tram, trolley, or commuter train. Passes and tickets are checked by inspectors at random. Public transportation runs from 4:30 until 23:45 and is both regular and frequent. Night trams and buses run on an abbreviated schedule.
To/From the airport
1. Public Transit
If you are headed into the city center, public transit involves a bus #100 (for 900.HUF) from the airport that takes you directly to Deak Ter Station from where you can walk to the university (approx. 5min). The tickets can be bought with card at the BKK automated machines outside the departure section of the airport, where the buses depart as well.
All three Metro lines intersect at Deak Ter and transfers between metro lines at Deak Ter (only) are free and do not require a separate ticket. Information at: http://www.bkk.hu/en/timetables/
Every ticket has to be validated, immediately upon entry into a bus or tram or just before entry to the tracks of the metro. Remember to keep your ticket, as there might be control upon entering and departing the metro.
Fö Taxi company
There is a taxi booth outside the departure terminal, follow the taxi line on the floor to lead you there. The taxi is 6000-8000 HUF (€22-30 depending on exchange rate and distance) to the city center. They have an official contract with the airport, and are a convenient, reliable way into the city center. The airport is small and manageable, and the taxis are immediately outside the door as you walk to the curb. No need to book in advance.
Taxis accept Forints, and credit cards.
Here are some useful Hungarian phrases.
|Hello||Jó napot||Yow nopot|
|Please||Kérem szépen||Kherem sehpen|
|Do you speak English?||Beszél angolul?||Bessayl ungolool?|
|I can’t speak Hungarian||Nem beszélek magyarul||Nem besseylek mud-yarool|
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