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Dr. Cirila Toplak, Professor

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  • Dr. Cirila Toplak, Professor
    Phone: +386 1 58 05 207
    Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@kalpot.aliric
    Office Hours:

    Office hours in Summer Semester:

    Tuesday, 11.30 - 12.15
    Wednesday, 13.15 - 14.00

    or contact me at

    B 107

    Undergraduate courses
    Participatory and decision-making processes
    Foundations of the modern world

    Graduate courses
    Political Science Research Methods
    Contemporary Issues in Political Science
    Expert sphere:







     1995 Doctorat du 3ième cycle

    International Relations and Contemporary Civilisations

    Université Paris I – Sorbonne

    Paris, France


    1994 Diplome d’études avancées

    International Relations and Contemporary Civilisations

    Université Paris I – Sorbonne

    Paris, France


    1993 Master’s Degree in Humanities

    Double Major: Political history and Political Theory

    State University of New York at Buffalo

    Buffalo, New York, USA


    1992 Maîtrise

    American Civilisation

    Institut Linguistique Charles V

    Université Paris VII

    Paris, France


    Recent Professional Experience:

    October 2001 -

    Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Theory


    - undergraduate courses “History of the Idea of Europe”; “Foundations of the Modern World”; “Third World Politics”; “Political Communication”; Slovenian Social and Political Thought" 

     - graduate courses “Political Theories”; “Contemporary Research Methods in Political Science”


    June 2007 - October 2008

    Director of the Institute of Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia


    February 2004 to February 2005

    Counsellor on European Affairs to the President of the Republic of Slovenia



    Scholarships and Awards:


    2006 Fulbright Research Scholar at Georgetown University, Washington, DC




    Visiting professor:

    2010 Spring Semester at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    2010 Series of lectures at the University of Stavanger, Norway

    2007 Summer Semester at Hawaii Pacific University

    2006 Guest lectures at Colorado College, Colorado Springs; Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu

    2005 Guest lecture at École des sciences politiques de Dijon, France



    1 PhD dissertation, 2 Master’s dissertations, 50 undergraduate theses 

    Association Memberships:

     2010- European Confederation of Political Science Associations – Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee

    2005-2008 European Political Science Network – member of the Executive Board

    2001- Political Science Association of Slovenia – President 2011-13, currently Vice-President




    Mother tongue: Slovenian

    Excellent: French, English, Croatian

    Good:  German