In his new position Jeff Le (POLS ’07) will help with the daily running of California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s Cabinet. Le, who earned an MA in political science at CEU in 2007, was appointed on June 5.
In “Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan,” CEU alumnus Fabrizio Conti (MEDS Phd ‘11) offers a new and innovative approach to the study of magic and witchcraft in Italy between the late Middle Ages and the early modern period.
Hungarian weekly HVG interviewed LGBT human rights activist Tamas Dombos (SOCL '04) about the challenges LGBT people currently face in Hungary. Dombos, a junior researcher at CEU’s Center for Policy Studies (CPS), has been working at Hatter Society since 2007, one of the largest and most active LGBTQI NGOs in Hungary.
Due to copyright regulations the article is only available in print (May 28, 2015, pp.28-29. "Napi rendszeresseggel zaklatjak a melegeket")
Tinatin Khidasheli, who earned a Master of Political Science at CEU in 1996, has been named defense minister of Georgia, the first woman to hold the post. She is also the first of CEU's alumni to become defense minister.
CEU alumnus Uchenna Emelonye was appointed Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Uganda on May 1, the latest step in a career dedicated to the creation of open societies and the rule of law in Africa. His studies at CEU, where he earned a Master of Laws in Human Rights in 2004, remain relevant and useful, Emelonye said.
Mojca Kuplen (PHIL PhD '12) has been awarded a Junior Visiting Research Fellowship at the Hungarian Academy of Science.
Hungarian monthly Kreativ carried a feature interview with CEU Alumnus Bosko Spasojevic (HIST '95). Spasojevic, the CEO of one of the most successful Hungarian PR and media companies VivaKi, discusses how he fled to Budapest in protest being drafted into the war in Yugoslavia in 1994, his studies at CEU, his career, and the challenges of leading a flagship media company.
The Hungarian edition of Forbes magazine named CEU alumna Borbala Czako, global partner at Ernst & Young, one of the 50 most influential women in business in Hungary. Czako earned an MBA from CEU Business School in 1990, and won CEU’s 20th Anniversary Alumni Hero award in 2011.
Hungarian news portal hvg.hu interviewed editors of Double Standard (Kettos Merce) blog about the blog’s mission and future plans. One of these editors was Szilard Istvan Pap (NATI '13), who has been with the blog since 2014.
For more information, see http://hvg.hu/itthon/20150318_Surusodni_kellene__Hogyan_lehet_a_Kettos (in Hungarian)
CEU alumna Monika Baar (HIST’ 95) won a consolidator grant worth €2 million for her innovative research project Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective.
Baar, who won the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities offered by CEU in 2014, will use the funding to study the global impact of the UN Year of Disabled Persons in 1981.