The Institute for Development and International Relations

The Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) is an independent research institute located in Zagreb, Croatia. The institute has four departments which work towards developing and disseminating theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge and skills required for scientific and professional interpretation and evaluation of contemporary international relations. The scientific and professional work of the institute focuses its research on a variety of activities and trends that are relevant and important for the Republic of Croatia, exploring the interconnections between international relations and political, economic and socio-cultural development tendencies.

Senada Šelo Šabić (PhD, Senior Research Associate)

Senada Šelo Šabić is a senior researcher associate in the Department for International Economic and Political Relations. Senada obtained a PhD in political science from the European University Intitute in Florence in 2003, a Masters in international relations from the University of Zagreb in 1999, and a Masters in peace studies from the University of Notre Dame, USA in 1996. Her research interests include Croatian foreign policy, Western Balkans and Turkey, EU enlargement, development cooperation and migration. Senada is the editor-in-chief of the Croatian International Relations Review, the external lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb, and a published author of books and articles.

Iva Dim (LLM, Intern)

Iva Dim is an intern at the IRMO institute since the start of 2019. She obtained an LLM in international law from the University of Edinburgh in 2018 and a BA in politics and international studies from the University of Warwick in 2017. Iva works with Senada Šelo Šabić on a variety of projects, including VOLPOWER and the Jean Monnet project EUlead.

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