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Tvrtko Jakovina

Professore a contratto

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Curriculum vitae

Tvrtko Jakovina is full professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. He is the author of „Socialism on the American Grain“ /Socijalizam na američkoj pšenici/ (2002), „The American Communist Ally. Croats, Tito's Yugoslavia and the United States 1945-1955“ /Američki komunistički saveznik; Hrvati, Titova Jugoslavija i Sjedinjene Američke Države 1945-1955/“ (2003), “The Third Side of The Cold War” /Treća strana Hladnog rata/ (2011) and “Croatian Spring – 40 years Later” /Hrvatsko proljeće, četrdeset godina poslije” (editor, 2012). Jakovina authored many articles dealing with the foreign policy of Tito's Yugoslavia and Croatian history in 20th century.

Tvrtko Jakovina studied at several universities in the United States (University of Kansas, was Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the Georgetown University). He obtained MA in American Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and Ph.D. from the University of Zagreb (in 2002).

Jakovina is lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy in Zagreb and guest-lecturer at Instituti per l'Europa centro-orientale e balcanica, University of Bologna, sede Forli. Jakovina was visiting fellow at the London School of Economics. He taught at the University of Split and is currently teaching several courses in different Ph.D. programs at the University of Zagreb (departments of History, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and at the Faculty of Political Sciences). He gave lectures at different universities in Poland, Finland, Slovakia, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, USA etc. 

In 2010 Jakovina became member of the Council for Foreign Policy and International Relations of the Croatian President Ivo Josipović. He is vice-president of the Croatian Fulbright Alumini Association, member of the Board of the Croatian-American Association and Management Board vice-prsident of Center for Democracy and Law “Miko Tripalo”, vice president of the Association for Croatian History and member of several editorial boards. He is regularly contributing for daily newspaper Jutarnji list, T-com portal and occasionally for weekly Globus in Zagreb. 

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