Alumni News

CEU Alumna Elizaveta Potapova receives Fundamental Academic Values Prize from DAAD

August 23, 2023

CEU alumna Elizaveta Potapova was recently honored with 'Fundamental Academic Values’ Award from the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) for her outstanding research on academic freedom, conducted at CEU. She received her award at a ceremony in Berlin this summer, hosted by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

CEU Women Making a Difference | Alumna Victorina Luca Receives Inaugural Global Anti-Racism Champions Award

August 21, 2023

CEU alumna Victorina Luca was honored as an awardee in the U.S. State Department’s inaugural Global Anti-Racism Champions Awards this month for her changemaking work championing racial equity in Moldova. Luca is one of six outstanding civil society leaders awarded, all of whom were nominated by U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world.

CEU Legal Studies Alumna Vladislava Stoyanova Receives Henrik Enderlein Prize

June 30, 2023

Human rights expert and CEU alumna Vladislava Stoyanova has been awarded the 2023 Franco-German Henrik Enderlein Prize for academic excellence, in honor of her outstanding research on European migration, the rights of refugees and the fight to curb human trafficking.

Alum Michael Utsaha (LEGS ’05) passes

March 29, 2023

We are saddened to share that CEU alum Michael Tarnongo Utsaha (LEGS ’05) passed away on March 14, 2023. He was 53 

Michael studied at CEU on the LL.M. in Human Rights program as a Fellow of the Open Society Justice Initiative. He worked as a human rights lawyer in his home country Nigeria. He was also a social commentator and a humanitarian who worked selflessly to support the poor and the needy, woman and children. 

Alumna Pavlova (LEGS ’05) passes

January 10, 2023

We are saddened to share that CEU alumna Elena Pavlova (LEGS ’05) passed away on December 22, 2022. She was 40.

Elena was a corporate lawyer and lived in Bologna, Italy. After receiving her degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from CEU, she studied Political Science at Athens University.

She is survived by her husband Claudio, son Nicola, parents Petr and Galina, and brother Artem. She will be missed.

Our deepest condolences to Elena’s family, friends, and fellow alumni.