Janka Jozsef

October 8, 2013

Name: Janka Jozsef
Title/Position: Head of Student Life Office
Number of years at CEU: IRES ’00 and then 11 years working
Home city/town & country: Budapest, Hungary

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In Asia, for example, Ho Chi Minh City

Name one of your all-time favorite books.
Jose Ortega y Gasset: The Revolt of the Masses, and William Golding: Lord of the Flies

What is the first song or album you owned (vinyl, tape, CD, etc.) and who was the artist?
Our elementary school class was divided by musical taste: ABBA fans vs. BoneyM. I had the ABBA tape....

To what place and time can you trace your oldest known ancestor?
My ancestors come from Transylvania. One of my great-great grandfathers, a Spanish rose merchant, moved to Hungary when he fell in love with my great-great grandmother.

If you could play one (or one more) musical instrument, what would it be?
I think the flute has the most enchanting sound.

What is your favorite spice?
Lavender can add an exotic flavor to tea or desserts.

Name one societal/political issue you’re passionate about.
Hungarian minorities living abroad

If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?