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Careers in Academia

Panel Discussion
Careers in Academia 2022
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Many CEU alumni are working in academia. This can be a rewarding yet challenging career path, also because the job market for teaching roles within academia is becoming increasingly selective. CEU alumni work in a range of roles in this field, including teaching, research, and support. Join us to learn more.

During this event, you will learn about:

  • The career paths of alumni panelists working within academia
  • Insights into the challenges of building a career in this field
  • Tips and advice based on personal experiences


Dr. Farhad Mukhtarov (ENVS’09, Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Governance and Public Policy at International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He previously held faculty and visiting appointments at the University of Oxford, Utrecht University, Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and ADA University. Fascinated by the politics of knowledge, problem framing, knowledge pluralism, and the role of context in shaping (environmental) policy, Farhad’s was a lead author of the UN-Environment's sixth Global Environmental Outlook; his work was cited by UN agencies and IPCC. Since his Ph.D. is from Central European University (magna cum laude, 2009) and MSc. from Manchester University and Central European University, Farhad has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, over a dozen of book chapters and policy reports and gave ca 50 research talks and lectures internationally.


Dr. Robert Csehi (IR'15, Ph.D) has been a Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München since January 2018. His area of interest involves comparative and European politics. More specifically, he studies European integration, European economic governance, and challenges to democracy, above all populism. He received his PhD from Central European University and holds an MA in international relations and economics from Corvinus University in Budapest. He worked as a Visiting Professor at CEU’s School of Public Policy and as a researcher at CEU’s Center for European Union Research from 2014 to 2017. His work appeared among others in the Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, and Democratization.


This event is intended for CEU students and alumni.

This event will be held on campus in Vienna. Please register in advanceYou 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.