Alumni Stories

CEU Alumna Dorottya Redai Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2021

September 17, 2021

CEU alumna and research fellow  Dorottya Redai (GENS ‘03 MA, ‘16 PhD, Hungary) was named among TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2021. The list recognizes the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world's most influential individuals of the year.

Alumnus Lala Elected to Kosovo Parliament

July 31, 2021

CEU alumnus Fridon Lala (SPP ’19, Kosovo) was recently elected as a Member of Parliament in Kosovo and has begun his four-year term. 

Elected during the country’s fifth election since independence, Fridon said his top priorities as an MP are to promote the rights and interests of vulnerable groups and youth. 

“I took the seat at the time when the country was hit hard by Covid 19, and in need of economic recovery,” he said. “Being elected at this young age enables me to bring new perspectives and solutions to Kosovo’s complex problems.” 

Alumna Jennifer Obado Joel Joins Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development Program

July 30, 2021

CEU alumna Jennifer Obado Joel (DPP ’13, Nigeria) recently joined the Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population Program as a Program Fellow. A graduate of CEU and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she is currently a PhD candidate at the Security Studies Program, School of Security, Politics, and International Affairs, University of Central Florida. Click (then scroll down) to see full story.

CEU Alumnus Takáts New Corvinus Rector

July 30, 2021

CEU alumnus Dr. Előd Takáts (ECON ’02, Hungary) was appointed Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest in June and is expected to begin his term on August 1. He holds degrees from CEU, the Budapest University of Economics, and Princeton. See full story. 

Congratulations, Előd! 

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Alumnus Renwick Named UCL Professor

July 28, 2021

CEU Alumnus Alan Renwick (POLS ’97, UK) was recently promoted to the position of Professor of Democratic Politics at University College London (UCL). Having also held posts at the Universities of Oxford and Reading, Alan is also deputy director of The Constitution Unit at UCL.

To learn more about Alan’s appointment and work at UCL: read full story.