Europe and the Caucasus

Italy, Cemre Aydogan (IR '19)

Cemre Aydoğan is a Ph.D. Fellow at La Sapienza University of Rome, in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Religions since 2019. She obtained her master’s degree from Central European University, from the Department of International Relations in 2019. She focuses on ethnic fragmentations and collective memory in Central and Eastern Europe. 

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Romania, Stefan Cibian (IRES '12)

Stefan is a CEU alumnus graduating from IRES (2012, Ph.D.) and SPP/CPS (2006, M.A.). He is the executive director and co-founder of the Făgăraș Research Institute.

Moldova, Cristina Turcu (POLS '08)

Cristina Turcu obtained her MA from the CEU Department of Political Science in 2008. In 2018 she graduated from the IREX Community Solutions Program, while consecutively completed George Mason University’s Program Leadership course.

Cristina has more than ten years’ experience with nonprofits, including work with the Médecins du Monde Mission to Moldova; the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova and the United Nations Development Program. Currently she is the Aide for the EU High Level Adviser to the Government of Moldova on Confidence Building Measures.

Azerbaijan, Anar Mehdiyev (ENVS '02)

After studying at CEU’s Environmental Sciences and Policy Master programme in 2001-02, Anar Mehdiyev returned to Azerbaijan and co-founded one of the most active alumni chapters. Being a long-standing CEU Chapter Leader in Baku, Azerbaijan, Anar actively promotes connectivity between alumni and alumni chapters, and is a frequent CEU Alumni Reunion visitor. CEU has also shaped Anar’s career. He is managing environmental management systems in BP-Azerbaijan, a key element of Azerbaijan’s oil industry. 

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Russian Federation, Fedor Veselov (SOCI '18)

Fedor Veselov is a chapter co-leader in Russia (St. Petersburg). Fedor graduated from CEU in 2018 from the MA program in Sociology and Social Anthropology. Currently he holds the position of junior researcher at European University at St. Petersburg (Department of Anthropology) and works on the research project connected to commemoration of political repressions in USSR. 

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