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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 Winter Exam Period:
      30. 1., 13.30 - 15.00 and
      9. 2., 13.30 - 15.00 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