Asia

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.

Kazakhstan, Brendan Duprey (ENVS '15)

March 5, 2020

Brendan is the founding Director of the Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute and Associate Professor in Sustainable Development at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Brendan has been working globally for over a decade on solutions driven sustainability programs and research. His work has been recognized internationally including having one of his programs selected as a best practice for the UNECE Decade on Education for Sustainable Development.

Why does he volunteer as Alumni Chapter Leader?

South Korea, Elis Bechir (NATI '08)

November 7, 2019

Elis Bechir (NATI '08) relocated to South Korea in early 2019, working with an international organization that allies with local governments of developing countries to tackle climate change. After graduating from CEU, she took on different challenges around the world, from promoting human and women rights in the Ivory Coast, to giving career advice and teaching English and French to young immigrants in Spain, standardizing procedures and supporting the improvement of the service-level performance across Africa and delivering Emiratization program in the UAE.

Afghanistan, Shamsurrahman Ahmadzai (IR '19)

August 14, 2019

Shamsurrahman Ahmadzai is a former Alumni Scholarship Recipient and graduate of CEU from the department of International Relations (IR). While still a student at CEU, Shamsurrahman expressed the wish to start and lead the CEU alumni chapter in Afghanistan. Currently he works as a Policy Program Coordinator at the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan.

Why does he volunteer for CEU?

He likes to connect with people and share experiences and ideas with them. 

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Pakistan, Waqas Shabir (SPP '18)

Waqas is CEU’s alumni chapter leader in Lahore, Pakistan. He is currently engaged in the health and education sector reforms in Pakistan.

Waqas graduated with a master’s degree in public policy from School of Public Policy (SPP) in 2018. During his time at CEU, he was actively involved in co-curricular activities. He represented SPP at the CEU Student Union and headed the Career Services Committee. In addition, he also won the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition in Europe in 2018.