Alumni Roundup

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Alumnus Levente Borzsák (LAW 1998-2002) has recently been nominated as Head of Department in the Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary. Dr. Borzsák spent 13 years working in Brussels at the European Parliament before returning to Hungary to join the national public service in EU affairs.

Anselmo Paolone (HEC 1998-2005) was awarded the “Premio italiano dì pedagogia” for 2019 by the Italian National Academic Pedagogical Association (SIPED) for his last book Crescere e vivere con la poesia. Spunti dal modello educativo di Kenneth Koch. He currently teaches Education at the University of Udine.


A book authored by alumnus Adrian Brisku (HEC 2005-2009) has recently been released in paperback. Political Reform in the Ottoman and Russian Empires: A Comparative Approach was published in hardback in 2017 and has received excellent reviews.


Andrea Gilli  (SPS 2009-2014), currently Senior Researcher at the Rome-based NATO Defense College, published in the Winter 2018/2019 issue of the academic journal International Security an article titled “Why China Has Not Caught Up Yet: Military-Technological Superiority and the Limits of Imitation, Reverse Engineering, and Cyber Espionage.” As of May 2019, Andrea’s article was the third most downloaded during the past 12 months.


Joseph Lacey (SPS 2011-2015) won the 2018 Brian Farrell Book Prize for his book Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland and the European Union. The prize is awarded annually by the Political Studies Association of Ireland.


Robert Lepenies (Max Weber Fellow 2013-15) was elected to the executive committee of the Global Young Academy at the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in May 2019.