Centre of International Relations

  • Research Expertise:

    international relations, international economics and international business, politics of international law, diplomacy and human rights, international organisations, and European integration.

  • Research Projects:

    We conduct research at a national and international level. Our research findings are used for strategy and policy design by various organisations as well as included in curricula of several educational institutions.

  • Conferences and Workshops:

    We organise conferences, workshops, and seminars with word-class lecturers from both academia and the business sector. Our researchers are moreover visiting lecturers at various events in Slovenia and abroad.

  • Collections and Journals:

    The Centre issues two collections: CIR Analyses and Acta Diplomatica; as well as the Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD) – a double-blind peer-reviewed quarterly, published in cooperation with Palgrave and an official journal of CEEISA.

Nina Pejič in a Podcast on China, AI, Digitalization and Security

Nina Pejič, a junior researcher at CIR, was a guest at the podcast “The Conversation” led by the Diplomatic Academy at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). Together with the host she discussed China and its tech revolution. The Industry 4.0 brought about questions and concerns on security, disinformation, inequalities – how is China approaching all of this and what can we expect? Listen to the podcast.

22. September 2020 | News

Research Report: 'Empty Shell no More: China’s Growing Footprint in Central and Eastern Europe'

During 2019 and 2020, ten authors originating from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) analysed China's economic, political and social footprint in the region. CIR's junior researcher Nina Pejič analysed a key part of the study on China's footprint in the Balkans. You can read a summary of the key findings from the project by clicking on the title of this post. The authors of the report are: Ivana Karásková, Alicja Bachulska, Ágnes Szunomár, Stefan Vladisavljev, Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Konstantinas Andrijauskas, Liisi Karindi, Andrea Leonte, Nina Pejič and Filip Šebok.

7. September 2020 | News

Faris Kočan at Studio at 17.00 on the Topics from this Year's Bled Strategic Forum

Assist. Faris Kočan from CIR took part in a radio discussion for the ‘Studio at 17.00’ podcast on 31 August 2020. He commented on the Bled Strategic Forum and addressed the Visegrad Four’s visit in Slovenia, the re-positioning of Slovenia’s foreign policy, European solidarity, and the future of EU.

7. September 2020 | News

Project Partners Discussed MNC Whispering Video Case Upgrades at the Project Training Event Hosted by CIR in Ljubljana

A 3-day VCL4IB LTT project training took place between 2 and 4 September 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. At the event, project partners discussed upgrades of video case studies based on their initial testing of the videos with students and inputs by three keynote speakers: Robert Kaše, PhD, Matevž Rašković, PhD, and Olga Veligurska. The training was hosted by Andreja Jaklič, PhD, from CIR and was a hybrid event, taking place both at the FDV UL premises and online due to Covid-19.

6. September 2020 | News

About the Centre

Centre of International Relations (CIR) conducts interdisciplinary research in the fields of international relations, international economics and international business, politics of international law, diplomacy and human rights, international organisations, and European integration. Members of the Centre are top-notch researchers, cooperating with numerous international scientific networks, such as TEPSA, EADI, WISC, EIBA, RESER, CEEISA, EISA, ISA, ECSA, IPSA, ECPR, ILA, and SGIR. CIR researchers are active in several national, European, and international projects – publishing and widely disseminating their research results both in Slovenia and abroad. The Centre also issues several publications: the CIR Analyses and the Acta Diplomatica collections, as well as the Journal of International Relations and Development (an official journal of the Central and East European International Studies Association – CEEISA), which is published in cooperation with Palgrave.

Contact the Secretariat

Phone: +386 (0)1 580 5250
Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@ciranilM.anoloP

 

First-class researchers from the Centre of International Relations (CIR) regularly publish their findings in established scientific journals and monographies in Slovenia as well as internationally. Several publications by CIR members have received recognitions and awards.

Centre of International Relations (CIR) is active in numerous international networks, including EISA, TEPSA, ECPR, EIBA, EADI, RESER, CEEISA, ISA, WISC, and ILA. Members of the Centre cooperate closely with academics and researchers from all over the World and are engaged in various international research projects.

TAP Prenos norm v EU in Sloveniji – ocena napredka k okoljski in trajnostni preobrazbi

doc.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. September 2020 - 31. August 2023

CRP Prestrukturiranje podjetij: sistem zgodnjega opozarjanja in primeren odziv države MGRT del

izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | 1. November 2019 - 31. October 2020

Prestrukturiranje podjetij: sistem zgodnjega opozarjanja in primeren odziv države

Head: izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | Period: 1. November 2019 - 31. October 2020

Spremljanje in presoja učinkov strateških razvojno-inovacijskih partnerstev

Head: prof.dr. Maja Bučar | Period: 1. November 2019 - 31. October 2022

Mlada raziskovalka Ajda Hedžet

Ajda Hedžet | 1. October 2019 - 30. September 2023

EU/E+/SP-HE: VCL4IB – knjižnica video študijskih primerov za poučevanje mednarodnega poslovanja (odprt dostop)

Head: prof.dr. Andreja Jaklič | Period: 1. September 2018 - 31. August 2021

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Network: VIADUCT - Enhancing VIsibility of the Academic DialogUe on EU-Turkey

prof.dr. Maja Bučar | 1. September 2017 - 31. August 2020

Jean Monnet Modul: Okoljska politika EU: notranje in zunanje dimenzije (EU ENVI)

Head: izr.prof.dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko | Period: 1. September 2016 - 31. August 2019

Evropska unija v šoli

Head: izr.prof.dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko | Period: 1. February 2011 - 31. August 2015