Alumni Stories

CEU Alumnus Galyan Passes

August 8, 2019

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of CEU alumnus Artak Galyan (POLS ’10, Armenia), who died on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 35 years old.

In addition to earning his MA, Artak was a PhD candidate and teaching assistant with the CEU Department of Political Studies, where he forged many strong friendships with classmates and faculty. His career achievements included stints as a Fieldwork Coordinator with the Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting, and as an intern with the United Nations Development Program in Pristina, Kosovo, among others.

Alumnus Roosma Elected as Human Rights Judge

July 29, 2019
CEU alumnus Peeter Roosma (LEGS '97) was recently elected to the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of the Council of Europe as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in

CEU Alumna Nkonge to Lead Katiba Institute

July 18, 2019

CEU alumna and human rights lawyer Christine Nkonge (LEGS '13) was recently appointed as executive director of Kenya's Katiba Institute, which is tasked with implementation of Kenya’s new constitution. Congratulations, Christine! See full story.



Interview: Polish Ombudsman, CEU Alumni Speaker

Polish Ombudsman and CEU alumnus Adam Bodnar (LEGS ’01) took to the podium as Alumni Speaker at CEU graduation, on Monday, June 24. The CEU Alumni team caught up with him beforehand to talk work, human rights, his student days and the power of CEU. See below for what he had to say.

 As Polish Ombudsman you’re doing very important work. What motivates you?

Alumnus Atakishiyev Passes

July 12, 2019

We are saddened to report the recent passing of CEU alumnus Aydin Atakishiyev (ECON ’06, Azerbaijan) after a long illness. He was 38 years old.

A veteran of the Azeri banking sector, Aydin was formerly a member of the Executive Board of PASHA Bank OJSC. He also worked as freelance trainer and consultant.

Well-known to his fellow alumni from Azerbaijan, Aydin will be missed. Our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and classmates.