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.

  • Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference (17 and 18 June 2021, online)

    On 1 July 2021, Portugal will hand over the Presidency of the Council of the EU to Slovenia. During the next six months, the Slovenian Presidency will have to sail through troubled waters to address some of the most pressing EU issues, such as the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of the European Green Deal, the digital agenda and EU’s relations with its external partners. To scrutinise the priorities and challenges of the Presidency, CIR and TEPSA will digitally host the Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference on 17 and 18 June 2021. You are kindly invited to join the discussions.

  • 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.

Opportunities and Threats in Contemporary International Business: Messages from Experienced International Business Practitioners

On Thursday, 7 October, CIR organised the ‘Opportunities and Threats in Contemporary International Business’ panel as a warm-up event for the 'Six Decades of the Past, Six Decades for the Future' conference that is celebrating 60 years of teaching and researching International Relations in Slovenia.

8. October 2021 | News

A Round Table on the European Commission's Proposal to Address Climate Change

In cooperation with the European Policy Centre and Institut Montaigne, the Centre of International Relations organised a virtual expert round table on the European Commission's proposal to address climate change: Reaching climate neutrality: Will the EU deliver on the ‘Fit for 55 package’?. The discussion, that took place on 27 September 2021, addressed the expected dynamics of the implementation of the 55 package in various European institutions, especially in the Council, the efforts by the Slovenian presidency and the plans of the next one (France).

28. September 2021 | News

New Publication: (Geo)Politics of Universal Periodic Review: Why States Issue and Accept Human Rights Recommendations? (Authors: Anže Burger, Staša Tkalec, Igor Kovač)

The paper by assoc. prof. dr. Anže Burger (head of CIR), dr. Igor Kovač and dr. Staša Tkalec '(Geo)Politics of Universal Periodic Review: Why States Issue and Accept Human Rights Recommendations?' was recently published in Foreign Policy Analysis. In it, the authors identify geographic proximity as the crucial driving force behind state behavior in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

24. September 2021 | News

Event Announcement: Opportunities and Threats in Contemporary International Business (Warming Up for the 'Six Decades of the Past, Six Decades for the Future' Conference)

Join us in a discussion with successful entrepreneurs on 7 October between 17.00 and 19.00 CEST, where they will share tips on how to prepare for risks in international business and turn them into opportunities. The speakers will include Žiga Drev and Tomaž Levak (both from Origin Trail and IR alumni), Tamara Juričič Bellomo (Incom Leone and IR alumna) and Dušan Olaj (Duol). The discussion will be moderated by prof. dr. Andreja Jaklič from CIR.

24. September 2021 | 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.

Mlada raziskovalka Melika Mahmutović

Melika Mahmutović | 1. October 2021 - 30. September 2025

CRP Priprave metodologije in presoja učinkovitosti ukrepov iz naslova Strategije pametne specializacije

izr.prof.dr. Anže Burger | 1. September 2021 - 31. August 2023

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

izr.prof.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

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