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.

Professor Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj's Guest Lecture at the International Protection of the Environment Course

On 15 April 2019, students taking the International Protection of the Environment course at the Faculty of Social Sciences UL, and other interested individuals, had the opportunity to listen to Professor Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, an established climatologist and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In her lecture, she holistically addressed the consequences and the emerging solutions to the Anthropocene (i.e. the era characterised by a planetary boundaries overshoot).

17. April 2019 | News

CIR Organised a Meeting of Leading Development Researchers from Europe

CIR organised a meeting of the leading researchers from the European institutes dealing with development studies (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes – EADI). The meeting took place on 4 and 5 April 2019 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In her introductory speech, the head of CIR prof. dr. Maja Bučar, stressed the importance of expert discussions on international development issues.

8. April 2019 | News

Students from Jean Monnet Module EU ENVI Take Active Part in the Global Climate Strike for Future

On 15 March 2019, students enrolled in the Jean Monnet Module EU ENVI at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, have taken active part in the Global Climate Strike for Future. Both home and exchange students participated in the march in the city centre of Ljubljana.

1. April 2019 | News

Guests from Practice: Tonja Avsenik and Martin Retelj

On 20 March 2019, two International Relations (IR) alumni visited the current IR students for an International Business lecture. Tonja Avsenik from AmCham Slovenia and Martin Retelj from the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce presented some of the best practices in promoting international business from their respective institutions.

21. March 2019 | 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 number: +386 (0)1 580 5255
E-mail: jasna.jugovic(at)fdv.uni-lj.si

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.

Mladi raziskovalec Faris Kočan

Faris Kočan | 1. December 2018 - 30. November 2022

CRP ITzaSKP – Zasnova informacijskih rešitev v podporo izvajanju Skupne kmetijske politike Evropske unije na podlagi podatkov MKGP del

doc.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. November 2018 - 31. October 2020

CRP Premostitev vrzeli v biogospodarstvu: od gozdne in kmetijske biomase do inovativnih tehnoloških rešitev ARRS del

doc.dr. Marko Lovec | 1. November 2018 - 31. October 2021

Mladi raziskovalec Klemen Knez

Klemen Knez | 1. October 2018 - 30. September 2022

EU/E+/SP-HE: VCL4IB – Open Access Digital Video Case Library for Teaching International Business

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

EU/E+/Jean Monnet-Modules: EUenvi - Domestic and External EU Environmental Policy

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