June 24, 2015
CEU alumnus Ivan Lesay (POLS ’06) was recently appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. He replaces Vazila Hudak, who became the country’s economic minister.
June 16, 2015
CEU alumnus and journalist Sebastian Garthoff (HIST ’08) recently published a German-language guidebook to the Hungarian capital. Entitled “Budapest - Zeit fur das Beste" (Time for the Best), the book is a collaboration between Garthoff and Hungarian photographer Daniel Kaldori. Focusing on Budapest’s iconic sites, the book was described by Garthoff as a lighter counterpoint to the duo’s journalistic work regarding Hungarian society in the Orban era.
June 16, 2015
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.
June 2, 2015
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.
May 28, 2015
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")
May 12, 2015
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.
May 11, 2015
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.
May 4, 2015
Mojca Kuplen (PHIL PhD '12) has been awarded a Junior Visiting Research Fellowship at the Hungarian Academy of Science.
April 21, 2015
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.
April 3, 2015
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.