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Careers in Human Rights

Panel Discussion
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you curious about careers in Human Rights? Human rights professionals work in many areas including local and state governments, international organizations, non-governmental agencies, charities and foundations, academia, and law. Roles vary; practitioners working in this field work in a range of functional areas including (but not limited to) research, advocacy, investigation, and communication.

During this event you will learn about:

  • A range of career paths
  • How practitioners, including alumni, have established and built a career in human rights
  • Trends, changes, and insights into the field
  • Aspects that can make this both an exciting and challenging career path


Additional panelist bios will be added as they are finalized.

Csongor Kiss (IRES ’15) currently works as an Associate Protection Officer with UNHCR in Duhok, Iraq, focusing on the protection of refugees and IDPs, and double-hatting as the governorate-level Protection Cluster chair, coordinating the inter-agency response to IDPs in Duhok. He previously worked with UNHCR's Regional Representation in Hungary as a legal advisor covering Central Europe and before that Hungary, as well as in emergency and field situations. In addition to the Master of Arts in International Relations from CEU, Csongor holds an LL.M from Leiden University and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Corvinus University.

Edlira Majko (IRES ’09) currently works in the Foresight and Analysis team in the Strategy Unit of the Open Society Foundations (OSF). Edlira has been at OSF for 11 years, working in the Roma Initiatives Office and Education Support Office in roles including Program Coordinator, Program Specialist and Program Officer. Edlira has also worked as a researcher for organizations including the European Roma Rights Centre. Edlira holds an MA in International Relations from CEU, previous degrees in German from the University of Tirana, and executive certificates from the Hertie School in Berlin and the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


This event is intended for CEU students and alumni.

This event will be held on campus in Vienna. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.