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Practitioner Career Talk: Valentin Seidler (International Development / Humanitarian Aid)

Valentin Seidler
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you curious about what it might be like to work within the related fields of international development and humanitarian aid? Our guest will share insights and advice based on his own career path, including the aspects of his career he was able to plan and the challenges, unforeseen events and opportunities he encountered along the way.

During this event you will learn about:

  • the career path of an individual practitioner
  • aspects to consider as you approach your own career development
  • the challenges and rewards of working in this field based on the experiences of our guest

Speaker bio: Valentin Seidler, a development aid practitioner, researcher, and academic, worked for years in international development and humanitarian aid, serving with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in roles including Head of Region, Country Representative and Field Delegate in countries in Asia, Africa, and central Europe. Valentin has also served as a representative of the Austrian Red Cross and IFRC to the EU Commission in Brussels, where among other things he advocated for more transparent and targeted use of third-party funding. A development specialist, Valentin currently teaches at the Vienna University of Economics. Valentin holds a PhD in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics; his thesis was published with the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE). Additionally, he holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Vienna.

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.