Alumni Stories

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.

Alumna Golubeva Named Latvian Interior Minister

July 13, 2021

CEU alumna Marija Golubeva (HIST ’95) was named the Republic of Latvia’s new Minister of the Interior after a vote by the country’s parliament last month. A graduate of CEU and Cambridge University, Marija reportedly cited police reform and battling hate crimes and domestic violence as among her priorities. See full story.

Congratulations Marija! 

To the Rescue: Alumni 'Thesis Buddies' Aid Students for Second Year

This Spring CEU students had to complete and submit their master’s theses remotely for the second year in a row. But CEU alumni were there to help: more than 70 alumni volunteered for the “thesis buddies’ program, now in its second year; 54 students and alumni were paired as buddies from April to June. 

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Alumnus Lőrincz Passes

We are saddened to report the passing of CEU alumnus József Lőrincz (SOCI ’92, Romania) last month. He was 64 years old. 

József was a lecturer at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences of Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj. In addition to his degree from CEU, he earned his doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence. 

First-Ever: CEU Alumnus Talks NATO Ambassadorship

April 19, 2021

When the Republic of North Macedonia joined NATO in March 2020, becoming its 30th member state, CEU alumnus Dane Taleski (POLS '15 Ph.D) was tapped as the country’s first-ever Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Alliance.

A veteran researcher and policy analyst, Dane presented his credentials to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and got to work in January of this year. We caught up with him recently to discuss the importance of his work and the lasting influence of his CEU experience. 

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