Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History and CES Resident Faculty, discusses his forthcoming book, Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader, an addition to more than 200 biographies of the founder of Zionism.
Working in Europe - CES Internships
“My experience in Albania was incredible. I visited cities in the north and south and witnessed the progress that the country has made over the years. During the first part of my internship, I worked on a pitch book for the Business Process Outsourcing industry in Albania. In the second part, I prepared reports on two villages as part of the Albanian government’s new initiative “100 touristic villages.” Both projects taught me research and communication skills and I am proud of the work that I have done.” Deni Hoxha (2021) – Internship: Office of the Prime Minister of Albania – Location: Tirana, Albania
Researching in Europe - CES Senior Thesis Grants
“I conducted senior thesis research in my home country of Hungary. At first, I focused on why political youth groups, particularly on the far right, are popular. Utilizing interview and ethnographic methods, I soon realized a few important common beliefs held by young people all along the political spectrum, potentially exposing new aspects of youth political ideologies. I had the opportunity to meet with Hungarian academics, attend topical conferences, and fully submerge myself in a research question that I find fascinating and critical in a time of Hungarian political uncertainty. I was able to travel from the biggest cities to the smallest towns and meet with a large array of people directly impacted by the systems I am studying.” Sara Bobok (Social Studies, 2019) – Senior Thesis: Understanding Far Right Mobilization of Hungarian Youth through Civil Society – Location: Budapest, Hungary