Alumni Stories

Alumnus Vukovic Named Mayor of Podgorica.

October 24, 2018

CEU alumnus Ivan Vuković (POLS '14, PhD) was recently named mayor of the city of Podgorica, Montenegro. See full story:

Alumna Urge-Vorsatz Tapped as European Climate Sciences Expert

July 13, 2018

CEU Professor and alumna Diana Urge-Vorsatz (ENVS '92) was tapped by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for his Climate Reality leadership corps training in Berlin.

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Alumnus Miljan Publishes Book

July 11, 2018

Alumnus and historian Goran Miljan (HIST MA '09; PhD '16) recently published his book Croatia and the Rise of Fascism: the Youth Movement and the Ustasha During WWII.

In early 2016 he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Young, Militarized, and Radical: The Ustasha Youth Organization, Ideology, and Practice, 1941-1945” with Summa Cum Laude. Congratulations, Goran! 

In Her Own Words: Natalia Szczucka

CEU alumna Natalia Szczucka (SOCI PhD ’06) works as Head of the European Commission’s Regional Representation in Wrocław, Poland. Previously she served as Director for Organizational Development at Amnesty International’s European Office in Brussels, as well as for the Office of the High Representative in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor.

On June 23, she Natalia congratulated CEU’s Class of 2018 as Alumni Speaker at this year’s Graduation ceremony.

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In His Own Words: Jaap Scholten (SOCL ’09)

Alumnus Jaap Scholten (SOCL ’09, Netherlands) was 44 years old and an accomplished novelist when he began study at CEU. After graduating he converted his MA thesis, detailing the fate of Hungarian nobles under forced collectivization, into a prize-winning bestseller. Comrade Baron: A Journey through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy was published in Dutch in 2010; an English version appeared three years later.