CEU 2020: Online Alumni Reunion

Difficult times remind us of the importance of community. Therefore, this May we’re taking CEU Alumni Reunion online to celebrate our resilient university and its amazing alumni family – and you’re invited!   

Join us for our first-ever Online Gala, plus great social, cultural and career events, the Alumni Leadership Forum and much more! 

Online reunion will be an organic and experimental way to maintain our reunion tradition, and to celebrate our community during the Covid-19 shutdownSee below for program and RESERVE YOUR EVENTS TODAY!  

online reunion events

Online Alumni Gala 
May 9, 5:30-7:00 p.m. CET

Join your CEU friends, classmates and fellow alumni from around the world for this first-ever Online Reunion Gala and toast starting at 17:30, Saturday May 9 on Zoom. EVENT CLOSED. THANK YOU, EVERYONE!! 

Regional and Class Reunions 
May 2-30  

This year’s gala may have been cancelled, but alumni around the world are hosting online meetups with their classmates and fellow alumni. See below which groups are meeting and when. 

Don’t see your class or chapter? Write Szilvi for tips on organizing a meetup for your graduating class or write Nura for tips on organizing for your alumni chapter.  

To join events, contact hosts directly via hyperlinks: 

CEU Running Club: The 100K Challenge  
May 9-24  

Stay fit during lockdown and help the CEU Running Club collectively log 100K throughout reunion month. Just join the club’s Strava team, then run 5K sometime before May 24 to stay fit and help us reach our goal!  

CEU ‘Careers In’ Event Series
May 11-14

Organised by the CEU Career Services Office, the ‘Careers in’ Event Series will focus on the fields of human rights, research and academia, business law, and the NGO sector. CEU alumni and employer partners will share their stories, give sector-specific career advice, and talk about the impacts of Covid-19 on their fields. See details and register.

CEUInspired Campaign Contest
May 11 – June 7

Covid-19 has set the world reeling. Now you can share your creative response with the community via the CEUInspired Campaign. Share your images, video, writing related to “Reflections of Life in a Pandemic and Beyond” before June 7. See details and share your work! 

Animated-documentaries for Social Change: Interactive Online Workshop with Maria Stanisheva (POLS ‘03)   
May 12, 5:30 CET

Join alumna and filmmaker Maria Stanisheva (POLS ’03) for a discussion on the power of creating “art for social change”. Maria will discuss her work as a filmmaker, ways of merging animation and documentary film, and how animation can be used to present research and reach audiences beyond academia. Register today then see additional event info and Maria's bio! 

Webinar by Gabor Holch (IRES ’98): Virtual Teamwork Across Cultures  
May 14, 2-3 p.m. CET 

 Join alumnus and Shanghai-based intercultural leadership consultant Gabor Holch (IRES ’98) for this one-hour workshop on the challenges of multidisciplinary, intercultural teamwork in virtual spaces, particularly during the Covid-19 shutdown. Timely and thought provoking. Don’t miss it! Register today then check additional event details and Gabor’s bio.

Virtual Campus Tour  
May 16  
A reunion weekend tradition, now online! Don’t miss this stunning video, which takes you from demolition of the old, construction of the new and and triumphant rise of CEU Budapest’s crowning jewel. Video tour. 

Behind the Baton - The Mystery of Conducting with Gergely Madaras
May 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CET

Join Internationally-renowned conductor Gergely Madaras for a fascinating discussion and behind-the-scenes look at the art of conducting classical music. Register today then see additional event info and Gergely's bio.

Alumni Leadership Forum: 
Volunteering for CEU During Covid-19. Lessons Learned and the Way Forward  
May 19, 2-3 p.m. CET

Don’t miss this conversation with and for CEU’s amazing Alumni Volunteers. We’ll be discussing the challenges – and the opportunities – of staying involved during the Covid-19 crisis. We’ll also be recognizing volunteers for the important work they do. Opening remarks by Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ’99), CEU Vice President of Recruitment, Careers and Alumni Relations. Advanced registration is required so reserve your attendance today! (Access codes will be emailed to registrants.) 

Living Library  
May 20, 4:30-6 p.m. CET  

Be a ‘book’ in the Living Library. Share your story of professional and personal growth with current students. Inspire your future fellow alumni. All from the comfort of your own home! Don’t miss this fun, informative event. REGISTRATION CLOSED. Thank you, all who registered! 

Documentaries for Social Change: Conversation 
with Dylan Mohan Gray (HIST '94)
May 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CET

Join CEU alumnus and award-winning filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray (HIST' 94), and Jeremy Braverman, CEU Visiting Professor and Media and Visual Education Specialist, for a thought-provoking discussion about the power of documentary storytelling to illuminate social injustices and spark change. Includes interactive Q&A. Register today and then see additional event info and Dylan’s bio.

CEU Trivia 101
May 22, 12:00 p.m. - May 24,12:00 a.m. CET

Match your wits with fellow CEU Alumni around the world by taking the first ever online CEU trivia quiz! See how much you know about CEU and other important topics. The quiz will establish which CEU department has the most brainiac cohort. Join us! Register today and we’ll email you the log-in/gameplay details. 

HerMes Musical Lecture - Critical and Creative - The Art of Translation
May 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CET

Join flutist Noémi Győri and Anna T. Szabó, poet and translator, for a fascinating interdisciplinary and interactive lecture demonstrating the intertwining nature of musical and literary translation. Register today, then see additional event info and bios!