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?

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. 

Nepal, Diksha Mahara (ECBS '18)

March 13, 2019

Diksha Mahara is an Economic Policy in Global Markets (EPGM 2018) alumna of CEU. She is  currently working as Programme Officer at IOD PARC in Value for Money support under Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) unit, supporting climate change and disaster resilience portfolio for DFID Nepal. As a trained economic analyst, she has a diverse work experience in the field of market studies, rural field research and economic development.

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India, Mohini Mehta (SOCI '18)

November 15, 2018

Mohini is CEU's Alumni Chapter Leader in India.

Currently working as an Academic Writing Tutor at Ashoka University, Mohini graduated from CEU in 2018 with an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology. She also holds an MA in Social Work and has been a development professional working in the areas of non-formal education, gender and communication.  Mohini identifies herself as a storyteller who “converses through the language of food”.  She is a firm believer in the concept of praxis, and feels that the optimal use of learning lies in its effective implementation.