BUDAPEST, Hungary, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the Open Society Institute:

WHAT: George Soros Shares Latest Insights on Economics and Politics

George Soros will launch the inaugural Central European University (CEU) Lectures, unveiling his latest theoretical and practical insights on the current crisis and the future of the global financial system, as well as the promotion of open society. This landmark event represents the culmination of a lifetime of thinking on financial markets, politics, and global governance.

WHERE: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Roosevelt ter, Budapest V, Hungary WHEN: General Theory of Reflexivity Monday, October 26, 2:00- 4:00 PM Financial Markets Tuesday, October 27, 2:00- 4:00 PM Open Society Wednesday, October 28, 4:00- 6:00 PM Capitalism versus Open Society Thursday, October 29, 2:00- 4:00 PM China and the Way Forward Friday, October 30, 1:00- 3:00 PM

The lecture videos will be made available by the Financial Times online at after the event each day.

CONTACT: Laura Silber, Open Society Institute, +1-917-545-5316 , Ildiko Moran, Central European University, +36 306193534,

Central European University is a graduate institution in the social sciences, the humanities, law and management. Located in the heart of Central Europe--Budapest, Hungary--CEU has developed a distinct academic and intellectual focus, combining the comparative study of the region's historical, cultural, and social diversity within a global perspective on good governance, sustainable development and social transformation. As part of its educational, research, and civic engagement activities, CEU attaches particular importance to public policy and public policy studies. It is accredited in both the United States and Hungary, and offers English-language Master's and doctoral programs.

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.

SOURCE: Open Society Institute

CONTACT: Laura Silber, Open Society Institute, +1-917-545-5316,; or Ildiko Moran, Central European University,+36-306193534,