As many of you know by now, Central European University has accepted my application to study there with a Partial Fellowship. I will be studying International Relations and European Studies with a focus in Political Economy. The program starts in September and I will likely leave the United States in August of this year. Check back on The Plan page for the most up to date schedule of my departure and my summer plans.
CEU is located in Budapest, Hungary, and I will spend about one year there starting this fall to obtain my masters. This news is obviously what has inspired me to create this blog and certainly with the theme it has. I had considered other titles, like HungaryForMore and BillsStudyOfTheEffectOfTheApplicationOfReductionistScienceOnTheImplementationOfInternationalDevelopmentPolicy. The second one was, of course, already taken. So I was down to HungaryForMore or Billa the Hun.
I decided to go with Billa the Hun as an obvious throwback to Attila the Hun, the 5th century leader of the Huns who raided all of Europe including the Roman empire and as far east as modern day Spain and became known as the Scourge of God. I chose the theme because of the clever ability to use "Billa" and because of the cool old-school map of Attila's Empire pictured above. That, and my continued disdain for the international policies of the late Roman Empire.
As I type this, I'm amused by the Google Ad to the left that shows "Actress Videos, Photos, and Clips" as sponsored links. A friend informs me that when clicked, they take you to sites of ill-repute, so be warned.