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Dr. Marko Lovec, Associate Professor

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  • Dr. Marko Lovec, Associate Professor
    Phone: +386 1 58 05 190
    Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@cevol.okram
    Office Hours:
    Upon previous arrangement via e-mail.
    C 225

    Undergraduate courses
    International political economy
    Evolution of the international community
    Theories and Methodologies of International Relations

    Graduate courses
    Master thesis
    Research Seminar
    European Union Development
    Expert sphere:
    International political theory
    Philosophy and methodology of social science
    Politics of European integrations
    Public policies of the EU
  • Marko Lovec is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in, among others, theory and methodology of international relations, international political economy, development of the international community and development of the EU. He is a research fellow at the Centre for International Relations. He was the head of the Quality Commission at the Faculty and is currently a member of the Faculty Senate. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Ljubljana. He is an associate researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) (since 2016). Previously, he was an associate researcher at the Central European University, Centre for Policy Studies in Budapest (2016-2018) and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Relations in Prague (2016).

    His research focuses on European integration. He has published his research in Journal of European Integration, Journal of International Relations and Development, Review of European Economic Policy, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Energy Policy, Journal for Nature Conservation and Journal of European Integration History, among others. He is (co-)author of monographs published by Palgrave Macmillan and Routledge and has contributed several chapters to volumes published by Springer Nature, Routledge, Rowman and Littlefeld and Nomos. He has coordinated and participated in a number of international and national projects, networks and activities funded by the EU (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, JM/Erasmus+, CERV, COST), the Slovenian National Research Agency and others. He received several grants and awards for his work (Think Visegrad Fellowship, Distinguished accomplishments by UL for junior researchers and teachers in 2017 and for excellent research achievement in 2023).

    As part of his professional activities, he participated in the preparation and review of studies for the European Parliament and the European Commission, in the evaluation of national policies based on European mechanisms and wrote a number of reports on Slovenia's European and foreign policy for various think tanks (ECFR, IEP) and on democracy in Slovenia (e.g. NiT Freedom House reports for Slovenia 2016-2021).