Mateja Nikolic is a graduate student at Schiller International University (SIU), Roehampton Program, in Paris, France, where he is receiving his MA in International Relations and Diplomacy. His undergraduate degree is also in Global Affairs from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Complementing his studies in IR, he participated in several Model UN Conferences, where he was awarded twice as the best delegate. Mateja also has a passion for learning languages, being able to speak Serbo-Croatian, English, and French. The courses and activities undertaken in both universities have shown him that he has a passion for international relations. Having been a legislative aide for the Texas House of Representatives has also given Mateja government related experience. As part of the UTSA's Honors College, he was selected to be an intern during the 86th Legislative Session, where he was assigned to staff the Culture, Recreation, and Tourism committee. After the internship, he was hired as a part-time legislative aid while finishing the last semester of his undergrad degree, staffing the select committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety. Mateja is excited to begin his internship with CIRSD, where he will contribute to and learn about sustainable development and international relations from the many expert speakers and researchers.
Aida Spahović comes from Belgrade, Serbia and is a law graduate at the University of Vienna , where she is about to start the LL. M program in Human Rights. She completed various legal internships, with a main emphasis on Human Rights and International Criminal Law. As a member of the Academic Forum for Foreign Policy in Vienna, she participated in various events ,where she developed an interest for international relations and foreign affairs. Aida is fluent in English, German and Italian and is currently learning Turkish.
Uroš Osmokrović comes from Belgrade, Serbia, and is currently in junior year of his study of Political Economy at Duke Kunshan University. This 21-year-old finds passion within the topics of geopolitics and international relations. Uroš grew up in an international setting, being a scholarship student at the International School of Belgrade and then furthering his international mindfulness by taking the next step and studying in China.
Aleksandar Ilić graduated with an Energy Economics and Finance degree from Minot State University, with an intention to work on the financial side of the energy/natural resources industry. After getting some great professional experiences in the corporate world, Aleksandar decided to pivot and pursue one area in which he had a lot of interest, but no formal education in – geopolitics and international relations. Working for the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) was a promising way for him to do so.
Andrea Pozderac comes from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and she is a 23 year old political science and international relations student at the University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, with a minor in international law and diplomacy.
Jace Knie is currently a senior at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. majoring in Political Science.
I have been a reader of the publication since its earlier days, and was more than eager to capitalize on the opportunity of becoming part of its editorial team in the capacity of an editorial intern. As a fourth year student of International Relations at the University of Belgrade, I’ve always sought to not only be intensely focused on theoretical study and academic research, but to also cultivate the habit of applying attained knowledge in a practical manner. CIRSD provided me with such an opportunity.
Having obtained a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and begun a master’s program in Human Rights from Sciences Po in Paris, I realized it was about time I began doing something more challenging than volunteering and tutoring.
For the summer between the two years of my master's I was keen, after a few years of working in Africa, to pivot back towards focussing on Europe. I also wanted to gain exposure to the process of publishing a magazine, and to work on foreign and internati
Given my love for international relations and geopolitics, I was thrilled to be informed I succeeded in the final round to become an intern at the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) in Belgrade.The opportunity to become
After completing my Master’s degree in Politics at the Grenoble Institute of Political Science, I decided to come back to Serbia and find a job or an internship. When I applied for an internship with CIRSD, I didn’t know what my contribution would be. But
After two internships in an insurance company and in finance I wanted to do something more connected with international relations. Politics and especially international relations have
As a second year Political Science and Economics student at Columbia University, I have been conducting a serious amount of academic research for the past two years.