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Yana Popkostova (MSc European Studies 2009)
Yana has been nominated as one of the 35 under 35 Future Energy Leaders (FEL) by the World Energy Council. She is the founder of the European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis (ECEGA.EU) and her research focuses on the spectrum of EU Energy Policies, particularly on the design of pragmatic and scalable decarbonisation solutions. Yana has previously worked as a policy advisor at the European Parliament, energy policy associate at the European Climate Foundation and coordinator of a World Bank-sponsored project. She sits on the advisory board of the UN Women’s Entrepreneurship Day France, and is part of the VoteWatch Europe EU Energy Policy experts pool.
Dave Donaldson (Bsc Economics 2003, PhD Economics 2009)
Dave, Associate Professor of Economics at Stamford University, has received the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economics Association (AEA). This annual award recognises the most promising American economist under 40 for making a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.
William Vazquez-Irizarry (LLM 1997)
William has been appointed as Associate Dean of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and other courses and seminars related to public law and government affairs. Before joining the faculty in 20115, he occupied several positions in public service, having served as attorney at the Federal Litigation Division of the Puerto Rico Department of Justice; director of the Litigation Division of the Municipality of San Juan; executive assistant to the Governor's Chief of Staff; the Governor's Legal Counsel. And Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Nita (Sunita) Jhummu (MSc(Econ) Statistics 2002)
Nita, who volunteers for Hospital Radio Chelmsford in Broomfield hosting a lunchtime show on Saturdays, has been recognized as Best Female Presenter at this year’s Hospital Broadcasting Association’s Awards. The show “Eurovision Through the Years”, also presented and produced by Nina, won silver in the Best Specialist Music category.
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Alumni Books

Loan Sharks: The Birth of Predatory Lending
Charles Geisst (PhD Government 1972)
Brookings Institution Press, 401pp, $26 h/b
 Contemplative Social Research: Caring for Self, Being, and Lifeworld
Vincenzo Giorgino (MPhil/PhD Social Administration 1990) 
Fielding University Press, 336pp, $19,99 p/b
 Royal Wills in Britain from 1509 to 2008
Michael Nash  (LLB 1961) 
Palgrave Macmillan, 232pp, £74.5 h/b
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