Adam Mestyan completed his PhD at CEU in 2011, and he is currently Assistant Professor of History at Duke University. Previous to his appointment he was Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University and taught in the Middle East Centre of St Antony's College, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He chose CEU because "it offered a US-accredited education and a window to international scholarship. It did help a lot in my career, especially with funding to accomplish my research, grants for conference participations in the US." The CEU also helped him build academic networks across the Middle East, Europe and the United States.