#myCEU - Elena Stavrevska


“When I first arrived at CEU, the plan was to stay for a year to do a Master’s in International Relations and European Studies and then go to another university, whose offer I had deferred. But CEU’s magnetism made me change my mind. In fact, #MyCEU story stretches over a number of years and phases: first as a master’s, then as a PhD student and as aresearcher, part of an international research project team. The years at CEU have not only shaped me intellectually, by encouraging critical thinking, exposing me to a plurality of worldviews and exponentially expanding my imaginery, but they are also sort of a vibrant mosaic of personal memories. I met some of my closest friends here, with the whole experience molding us into a tightly knit community, supporting each other through thick and thin as we move on to our individual paths. It has been an incredibly rewarding, often amusing, whirlwind of a journey!”
Elena Stavrevska  graduated from CEU’s Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations in 2017 and she is currently a  a visiting research fellow at Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 
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