Alumni Stories

Alumna Stavrevska Publishes on 'Economies of Peace'

February 4, 2019

Alumna Elena B. Stavrevska (IRES '08, POLS PhD '17) co-authored Economies of Peace: Economy Formation Processes in Conflict-Affected Societies, recently published by Routledge. Congrats, Elena! Learn more about the book. 

CEU Alumni Launched Startup Lands Two Million Euro Investment

January 17, 2019

Talk-A-Bot, the chatbot startup launched by CEU alumni Akos Deliaga (BUSI’ 16) & Gergely Kalydi (BUSI’ 16) and incubated at the CEU Innovations Lab, recently landed a 2 million investment to expand its business in Central Europe and Southeast Asia. See full story.

Alumnus Bekbolotov Passes

January 3, 2019

CEU alumnus Ilyas Bekbolotov (IRES ’96) passed away on December 26, 2018, after a long illness.

A citizen of Kyrgyzstan, Ilyas worked as a translator, a press secretary and from 2002 to 2005 as Head of Protocol for the administration of former Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev.

He is survived by a wife and daughter. Our deepest condolences to Ilyas’s family, friends and fellow alumni.

Alumnus Hessebon Appointed as State Minister in Ethiopia

November 13, 2018

CEU alumnus and visiting professor Gedion Timothewos Hessebon (LEGS ML ’09, DJS ’15), was recently appointed as State Minister at the Attorney General's Office by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia.