Chapter Leader

Italy, Kaan Kubilay Asar (SOCI '19)

Kaan Kubilay Aşar graduated from CEU in 2019 from the MA program in Sociology and Social Anthropology with Global and Urban Studies specialization. Kaan served as a student representative of Sociology and Social Anthropology department for two years. During his studies, Kaan focused on gentrification and an urban social movement together with their political implications for social justice, city, and recognition.  He has presented his work on urban transformation, cultural consumption, gender and political identity at several conferences in Europe.

Afghanistan, Shamsurrahman Ahmadzai (IR '19)

August 14, 2019

Shamsurrahman Ahmadzai is a former Alumni Scholarship Recipient and graduate of CEU from the department of International Relations (IR). While still a student at CEU, Shamsurrahman expressed the wish to start and lead the CEU alumni chapter in Afghanistan. Currently he works as a Policy Program Coordinator at the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan.

Why does he volunteer for CEU?

He likes to connect with people and share experiences and ideas with them. 

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Pakistan, Waqas Shabir (SPP '18)

Waqas is CEU’s alumni chapter leader in Lahore, Pakistan. He is currently engaged in the health and education sector reforms in Pakistan.

Waqas graduated with a master’s degree in public policy from School of Public Policy (SPP) in 2018. During his time at CEU, he was actively involved in co-curricular activities. He represented SPP at the CEU Student Union and headed the Career Services Committee. In addition, he also won the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition in Europe in 2018. 

Hungary, Katarina Posa (IRES '15)

Katarina Posa (IRES ’15) is a Staff Development Associate at UNHCR's Global Learning and Development Centre in Budapest. She has been working as a people development professional with emphasis on training, curriculum design, development and delivery, assessment administration, management of training projects and staff development for over 15 years in China, Japan, Australia, the USA, Germany and Hungary. Besides her job, she has been involved in pro-bono coaching and consulting. Kat is also in charge of organizing personal development mini-workshops for CEU alumni in Budapest.

Nepal, Diksha Mahara (ECBS '18)

March 13, 2019

Diksha Mahara is an Economic Policy in Global Markets (EPGM 2018) alumna of CEU. She is  currently working as Programme Officer at IOD PARC in Value for Money support under Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) unit, supporting climate change and disaster resilience portfolio for DFID Nepal. As a trained economic analyst, she has a diverse work experience in the field of market studies, rural field research and economic development.

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