Alumni News

Shelter from the Storm: An Interview with Edina Varga

April 4, 2022

It was February 25, one day after the outbreak of the war, when the first CEU alum from Ukraine arrived at the Kerepesi Residence Center. Since then, dozens more and their families followed, seeking refuge at the dorm. For more than a month now they’ve been provided rooms and daily meals. A playroom and games have been set up for children and teens. Counselling services are offered twice a week. 

‘Every Effort is Important’: A Talk with Alumna Elizabeth Warn

April 1, 2022

CEU alumna Elizabeth Warn (IRES ’01, UK) serves as Deputy Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kyiv, Ukraine. And since the onset of the war, on February 24, 2022, she and her colleagues have been struggling to mitigate a catastrophe – and assist millions of displaced persons and refugees.

Alumnus Ramūnas Davidonis Named Lithuanian Ambassador to UAE

March 23, 2022

CEU alumnus Ramūnas Davidonis (IRES ’96, Lithuania) has been appointed as Lithuania’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.  Ramūnas (right) was presented his credentials to represent his country to the UAE on Monday, March 21, by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda (left). See full story.

Congratulations, Ramūnas!

CEU Alumni Reunion 2022 Postponed

March 21, 2022

Due to the war in Ukraine, this year’s CEU Alumni Reunion Gala, originally slated for Saturday, May 21 has been postponed. Associated events, part of Alumni Reunion Weekend 2022, have also been tabled for a later date. New dates will be announced once finalized.

UPDATE: Relief Efforts for CEU Alumni from Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is a tragedy for the CEU family, which boasts nearly 1000 Ukrainian alumni and students. Since the war’s outbreak, on February 24, the university and its alumni community have mobilized to show solidarity and help alumni and students from Ukraine. See below for what’s being done.