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Dr. Jernej Pikalo, Professor

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  • Dr. Jernej Pikalo, Professor
    Phone: +386 1 58 05 182
    Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@olakip.jenrej
    Office Hours:
    Upon appointment by e-mail.
    C 204

    Undergraduate courses
    Academic writing
    Qualitative Research Methods
    Politics of Globalisation
    History of political thought

    Graduate courses
    Cosmopolitan Democracy
    Strategic Issues of Globalisation
    Political Institutions and Political Processes

    Doctoral programmes
    Political Aspects of Globalisation
    Expert sphere:
    - Globalization
    - Global Strategic Relations
    - Political Theory
    - Political Institutions
  • Dr. Jernej Pikalo is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Ljubljana and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Sports of Slovenia. He was educated at the University of Ljubljana and the University of Warwick (UK) and has authored or co-authored four books and more than forty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has worked across disciplinary boundaries in international teams at the Bristol University, European Inter-University Centre in Venice, Bifrost University, University of Washington in Seattle and Hosei University in Tokyo. He managed and academically led projects financed by the European Union and Council of Europe, mainly on civic education in the global era, globalisation and governance. He is an active member of the Council of UNESCO International Bureau of Education and ITU’s Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. His efforts to establish first global International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence came to fruition in 2020. Being a keen runner and cyclist makes him appreciative of nature and his own limitations. Frequently contributing to Slovene media, he lives in Ljubljana with his wife and two children.