In Their Own Words

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.

In His Own Words: Craig Zelizer

October 18, 2017

Craig Zelizer (SOCI '95) studied at the Prague campus during CEU’s early years. He has dedicated his life to being an entrepreneur and to creating a more peaceful world.

In Her Own Words: Elena Popa

October 18, 2017

Elena Popa (PHIL '16, Ph.D ) is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Kyrgyzstan. She was previously a CEU Global Teaching Fellow at AUCA.

Through the Global Teaching Fellowship Program, a selected group of advanced CEU doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates have the opportunity to teach at GTFP Partner Universities for one semester or one academic year. After completing her fellowship Elena was offered a permanent position at AUCA where she teaches philosophy. 

In His Own Words: Farhad Mukhtarov

October 18, 2017

Farhad Mukhtarov (ENVS '09, Ph.D; ENVS '05 Msc.) is a public policy scholar specialized in studying water resources and the environment.