Alumni Stories

Johan Lilliestam (ENVS ’14 Ph.D)

Johan works as an Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy Policy and the Head of the Renewable Energy Policy Group  at ETH Zürich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. 
He was recently awarded the European Research Council’s Starting Grant for his project "Transition to a renewable electricity system and its interactions with other policy aims (TRIPOD)."

What do you feel is the most interesting or impactful aspect of your job?

Janos Fiala-Butora (LEGS ’04)

Janos is a human rights lawyer, academic and policy analyst. He currently serves as Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability’s Central Europe Program. He’s also done stints as visiting lecturer at CEU as well as a resarcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). 

What’s the most rewarding aspect of your current position?

I think of myself as a human rights lawyer, arguing cases before courts. I’m trying to improve people’s lives in some way through human rights, which is a tool CEU gave me.

CEU Alumna Tregub Appointed Secretary General of Independent Defense Anti-Corruption Committee

October 11, 2017

Alumna and CEU Alumni Impact Award winner Olena Tregub (POLS '05) has been appointed Secretary General of the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO), a joint initiative of Transparency International Defence and Security (the UK) and the Ukrainian chapter of Transparency International.

CEU Alumnae Appointed Kyrgyz PM’s Advisers

September 19, 2017

CEU alumnae Bermet Tursunkulova (IRES’99), left, and Yulia Kalinichenko (IRES’13), right, were recently appointed as advisors to Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov. 

In His Own Words: Bojan Aleksov

July 23, 2017

A two-time graduate of the CEU Department of History, Dr. Bojan Aleksov (MA '99, PhD '05) is a Senior Lecturer in Modern Southeast European History at University College London (UCL). He is the author of Religious Dissent in the Age of Modernization and Nationalism: Nazarenes in Hungary and Serbia 1850-1914, a volume based upon his CEU PhD dissertation, among numerous other works.