Senior Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Affairs OIIP

Vedran Džihić (PhD, University of Vienna) is a Senior Researcher with the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip), Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies (Rijeka), and Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Political Sciences, University of Vienna and at the Vienna Master of Applied Human Rights at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Vedran is founder and Executive Board member of IDESE - Institute for Democratic Engagement Southeast Europe. He has been an Austrian Marshall Plan Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the John Hopkins University, Washington. He currently coordinates the Jean Monnet Network „Western Balkans to EU“ and leads a project on transatlantic approaches to the Western Balkans supported by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. He is board member of the Austrian Community TV OKTO.

He has authored several monographs and edited volumes/books as well as numerous book chapters, scholarly articles and policy papers. Mr.Džihić regularly contributes op-eds and interviews to international and regional media.

Areas of expertise:

democracy, autocratization, European integration, civil society and protest movements, foreign policy, conflict research, nationalism.


German, English, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Russian