What Our Alumni Say

"What Our Alumni Say" is a forum for alumni to share their stories about the impact CEU Department of Political Science has had and continues to have on all of our lives.
See above to meet some of your fellow alums. Want to share yours? Write us!

Winne Ko (MA '11)

January 21, 2022

Project and Policy Officer at International Diabetes Federation Europe

Ulvi Alizada (MA '15)

November 9, 2021

Senior Compliance Associate, Amazon Development Center

Cristina Turcu (MA '08)

November 9, 2021

Non-Key Expert, EU High-Level Advisers Mission to the Government of Moldova

Olimpija Hristova Zaevska (MA '13)

October 20, 2020

PhD fellow, Copenhagen Business School 

Givi Silagadze (MA '19)

October 20, 2020

Policy Analyst

Elena Ryabova (MA '02)

October 20, 2020

Director of Development, Chess in the Schools, a non-profit in New York City, USA

Berkin Secme (MA '19)

October 20, 2020

Market Research Analyst at Ipsos

Nikita Khokhlov (MA '20)

October 20, 2020

PhD student at Dublin City University, research fellow at ICSID HSE

"CEU is a unique place where you can get an international experience and knowledge of how to be either academic or professional in any sphere you want. My MA studies provided me a solid background to be successfully accepted to a PhD program in Politics and International Relations at Dublin City University. Enjoy your every minute at CEU!"

Maria Stanisheva (MA '03)

January 15, 2020

Film director, producer and founder of ANIMADOCS

"The MA program was unique as it was specifically designed for the change that was happening in Central and Eastern Europe at that point in time and it gave me an incredible insight into critical thinking and contemporary political thought."


Ioana Petre (MA '11, PhD '16)

January 6, 2020

Policy Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation