Chapter Leader

Germany, Zorana Gajic (POLS '97)

Zorana Gajic (MA, PolSci 1997) is working as Program Analyst within the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) in the Open Society Foundations (OSF) hub office in Berlin. Zorana’s expertise is focused on the Western Balkans. She has over 25 years of experience as program manager in several international organizations, including the OSF (Higher Education Support Program), World Bank / IFC (Regulatory Reform in Serbia), and USAID and EU funded projects in the Western Balkans.

Why does she volunteer for CEU?

Netherlands, Eylem Nazli Tasdemir (GENS '17)

Eylem Nazlı Tasdemir (GENS ’17) has over six years of professional experience across the private sector, civil society, and higher education, where she initiated and organized large-scale, cause-oriented projects, and collaborated with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders. Prior to moving to the Netherlands in October 2020, Eylem worked for four years as the Senior Program Officer at Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, one of nine global centers of Columbia University established to address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.

Canada, Chad Poitras (IRES '05)

September 10, 2020

Chad graduated from the Department of International Relations and European Studies in 2005. Prior to studying at CEU he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan in the Canadian city of Saskatoon.

South Africa, Debjyoti Ghosh (LEGS '11)

September 3, 2020

Debjyoti Ghosh is a human rights lawyer originally from Kolkata, India, and now based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is involved in queer rights activism and has also worked on issues of HIV/AIDS, women and children. He finished his LLM in human rights from CEU in 2011, and his SJD in 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Why does he volunteer for CEU?

Bangladesh, Rumi Akter (SPP '20)

July 7, 2020

Rumi Akter is a graduate of the School of Public Policy, Central European University. She holds a degree in MA in Public Policy. Rumi completed her MSS and BSS in International Relations from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, she works as a research intern with the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS), Olomouc, Czech Republic.