Alumni Stories

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.

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.

CEU Alumnus Popescu Moldovan Foreign Minister

June 27, 2019

CEU alumnus Nicu Popescu (IR MA '03, PhD '09) was recently appointed Foreign Minister of the Republic of Moldova. He has since commented extensively on the constitutional crisis in that country. See interview.

CEU Alumna Appointed Facebook's Ukraine Policy Manager

June 14, 2019

CEU alumna Kateryna Kruk (POLS '13, Ukraine) was recently hired as Facebook's Public Policy Manager for Ukraine. Learn more about Kateryna, her fight against fake news and more: story.  

Alumna-Founded Startup Among Slovakia's Top Ten

Papaya POS, founded by CEU alumna Zuzana Vojtekova (IR '04), was recently included among Forbes Slovensko's top 10 most successful startups in the country! Read the Forbes interview (in Slovak).