Alumni Stories

Alumnus spotlight: Vladislav Shayman

November 30, 2021

In November 2021 alumnus Vladislav Shayman (LEGS ’06, EMBA ’14, Russia) made a very substantial gift of 30,000 euro to the CEU Alumni Campaign, which inspired the CEU 30 for 30 Alumni Matching Gift Challenge.

A consultant and writer, Vladislav was born in Novosibirsk, Russia, but grew up in Budapest, where he graduated from the American International School in 2001. Launching his career with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, in 2006, he currently works in the field of finance.

Alumnus Zsolt Enyedi Co-Authors ‘Party System Closure’ Book

November 17, 2021

Former CEU Pro-Rector for Hungarian Affairs and CEU alumnus Zsolt Enyedi (POLS '94, Hungary) co-authored the book Party System Closure: Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe, which was recently published by Oxford University Press.

Hear what he has to say about the book (co-authored with CEU POLS PhD Fernando Casal Bertoa) in this video.

Congratulations, Zsolt! 

Alumna Andrea Krizsan Publishes New Book

September 28, 2021

CEU alumna Andrea Krizsan (POLS ’96, ’02 PhD, Romania), and co-author Conny Roggeband (University of Amsterdam), have published a new book Politicizing Gender and Democracy in the Context of the Istanbul Convention, on Palgrave MacMillan. Andrea is also a CEU professor and Democracy Institute Senior research fellow. See full story.

CEU Alumna Dorottya Redai Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2021

September 17, 2021

CEU alumna and research fellow  Dorottya Redai (GENS ‘03 MA, ‘16 PhD, Hungary) was named among TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2021. The list recognizes the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world's most influential individuals of the year.

Alumnus Lala Elected to Kosovo Parliament

July 31, 2021

CEU alumnus Fridon Lala (SPP ’19, Kosovo) was recently elected as a Member of Parliament in Kosovo and has begun his four-year term. 

Elected during the country’s fifth election since independence, Fridon said his top priorities as an MP are to promote the rights and interests of vulnerable groups and youth. 

“I took the seat at the time when the country was hit hard by Covid 19, and in need of economic recovery,” he said. “Being elected at this young age enables me to bring new perspectives and solutions to Kosovo’s complex problems.”