Dr Neven Andjelic

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Position: Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Human Rights
Email: andjelicn@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Professional Biography

Dr Neven Andjelic is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Human Rights at Regent's University London. He served on the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - Council of Europe from 2014 to 2018.

Dr Andjelic is also Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna and Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE. He previously taught at Birkbeck College, London, Open University and Bader International Studies Centre of the Queen's University (Kingston, Canada).

He is also involved in advisory role with the King’s College London, LSE and UAL on an AHRC-funded project, Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community.

Andjelic was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and also taught at the University of Sarajevo.

Dr Andjelic has also had career in journalism. He has worked for CNN, BBC, ITN, Channel 4 in the UK and all the leading media in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has also worked on research projects at the Universities of Sussex, Kent and Oxford. He writes for academic journals and publications and has published a book titled Bosnia-Herzegovina: The End of a Legacy (2003). He also published several books in the languages of South Slavs. His academic interests are interdisciplinary with research expertise in the fields of international relations, nationalism, human rights and the media. The majority of his research focuses on Europe and the Balkans.

Andjelic often provides his expertise in European affairs to governments, state agencies and international organizations. These include the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence, UNICEF, Council of Europe, diplomats from various countries and others. He has also given talks to the US State Department and Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.

Dr Andelic collaborates on several academic projects with institutions including King’s College London, LSE, UAL and abroad with University of Montenegro. He is also actively involved in politics in Bosnia-Herzegovina by trying to help setting up grass-root non-nationalist alternative to current political elites in the country.

Qualifications

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2016
  • DPhil, Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, 2000
  • MA, Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, 2000
  • BA, Law, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1983

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2011-present Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Human Rights – Regent's University London
  • 2011-present Visiting Professor – University of Bologna, Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe; Creating and teaching: ‘The Yugoslav Crisis and its Demise’
  • 2018-present Visiting Senior Fellow – London School of Economics
  • 2011-2016 Adjunct Professor – Webster University London
  • 2010-2012 Visiting Lecturer – Bader International Studies Center, Herstmonceux Castle, Queen’s University, (Canada) in the UK
  • 2009-2012 Associate Lecturer – Faculty of Politics – Birkbeck College
  • 2007-2008 Research Associate – University of Kent, Canterbury
  • 2007-2008 World Broadcast Journalist (Freelance) – BBC
  • 2008-2008 Associate Lecturer – Open University
  • 2006-2007 Fulbright Visiting Scholar – University of California – Berkeley
  • 2005-2006 Lecturer – CIPS, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • 2003-2005 Sessional Lecturer – Birkbeck College (University of London)
  • 1999-2005 Feed Producer – CNN, London Bureau
  • 1997-1998 Programmes Officer – Institute for War and Peace Reporting, London
  • 1996-1997 Research Fellow – University of Sussex, School of European Studies

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • HEA Fellow
  • Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs – Chatham House
  • Member of the British Fulbright Scholars Association
  • Trustee of the Bridge of Peace (Most mira) NGO - London
  • Member of the International Studies Association

Teaching & Course Development

During the last five years, Neven has developed and taught these modules:

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (undergraduate course)
  • International Relations Foundation (undergraduate course)
  • International Relations Theory and Practice (undergraduate course)
  • Global Politics and Media (undergraduate course)
  • Introduction to Human rights (undergraduate course)
  • European Politics: Integration and Polarisation (undergraduate course)
  • Model United Nations (undergraduate)
  • Foundation Political Science (undergraduate)
  • Political Science Theory and Practice (undergraduate)
  • Human Rights in Films: Documentaries (undergraduate course)
  • Advanced Studies in International Politics: European Union (undergraduate course)
  • Culture and Communication (undergraduate course)
  • International Communications (undergraduate course)
  • Introduction to International Relations (graduate course)
  • Human Rights (graduate course)
  • European Union in International Relations (graduate course)

He is also leading development of new MA programme MA in International Relations with Diplomacy.

Research Supervision

University of Bologna: MA Interdisciplinary Research in Eastern Europe

Webster University: MA International Relations

Regent’s University: MA International Relations

Examining

Dr Andjelic is External Examiner in Erasmus Mundus MA Human Rights Policy and Practice at the University of Roehampton. He is also Examiner at University of Bologna on MA Programme Masters in Interdisciplinary Research in Studies of Eastern Europe (MIREES).

Research Interests

Research interests include International Relations, Nationalism, Identity, Comparative Politics, Human Rights, Humanitarian Interventions, European Studies, Media and Popular Culture.

Publications

Books:
In English:

  • ‘Bosnia-Herzegovina: The end of a Legacy’, (Frank Cass Publishers, London, 2003) ISBN 0-7146-5485-X (cloth); ISBN 0-7146-8431-7 (paper)

In Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian:

  • Neven Andjelic, (ed.),‘Pogledi: Za koga (ne)cu glasati’ (Oslobodjenje, Sarajevo, 2018) (Views: For Whom I will (not) vote) ISSN 2637-1456
  • ‘Kratki pogled na socijaldemokratiju u Bosni i Hercegovini: 100 godina SDP-a’, Forum lijeve inicijative, Sarajevo 2009 (A Short Overview of Social-Democracy in Bosnia-Herzegovina: 100 Years of SDP) ISBN 9958-9949-0-9
  • ‘Kratka povijest ljudskih prava’, ACIPS and Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, Sarajevo 2008 (‘Short History of Human Rights’) ISBN 978-9958-9187-5-9
  • ‘Bosna i Hercegovina izmedju Tita i rata’, (Samizdat B92, Beograd, 2005)
    (Bosnia-Herzegovina between Tito and War) ISBN 86-7963-240-6

Chapters in books or journals:

Peer Reviewed:

  • ‘Book Review: Mills, Richard, The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia: Sport, Nationalism and the State’ (I.B. Tauris, London and New York, 2018) in: European History Quarterly, Volume 48, Issue 4. October 2018. ISSN: 0265-6914, Online ISSN: 1461-7110
  • 'Roma People in Slovakia: Building a Wall Around an Ethnic Minority', in: World Journal of Social Science Vol 5, No 2 (2018); pp. 1-8, ISSN 2329-9355 (Online) ISSN 2329-9347 (Print)
  • 'Disproportional Complex States: Scotland and England in the United Kingdom and Slovenia and Serbia within Yugoslavia', in: International Journal of Social Relevance & Concern, vol 6 Issue 5, pp. 59-69, May 2018 (ISSN-2347-9698)
  • ‘Post-Yugoslav Cinema and Politics: Films, Lies and Video Tape’, in: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention; 2319 – 7714 www.ijhssi.org (Volume 6 Issue 2; February. 2017) pp. 65-80, ISSN (Online): 2319 – 7722, ISSN (Print)
  • 'National Promotion and Eurovision: From Besieged Sarajevo to the Floodlights of Europe' in: Contemporary Southeastern Europe, 2015, 2(1), pp. 94-109, CSE. 2310-3612 (Online) ISSN: 2310-3612 (Online)
  • ‘The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia: Politics and Football in the Service of Nation(s)’ in: Sudost-Europa, Vol. 62, No. 2, 2014, pp. 99-125, ISSN 0722-480X
  • 'The State of International Humanitarian Law as a Consequence of the History of South Slavs’ Nation-Building Processes' in: Croatian Political Science Review, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2013, pp. 53-73. ISSN 1846-8721 (Online), ISSN 0032-3241 (Print)
  • Book Review of Jessie Hronešová, Everyday Ethno-national identities of young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, (Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: 2012: Peter Lang Publishers). ISBN 978-3-631-63275-8. Journal Southeastern Europe 37 (2013) pp. 237–248, E-ISSN: 1876-3332, ISSN: 0094-4467
  • ‘Citizenship versus Nationality’, a chapter in: Bowman, Glenn and Hudson, Robert, (eds.), ‘After Yugoslavia: Identities and Politics within the Successor States’ (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK 2012) pp. 120--131
  • ‘Book Review of Hoare, M.A., ‘The History of Bosnia: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day’ (Saqi Books, London, 2007)’ in: Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Volume 11, Number 1, March 2009. pp.110-112
  • ‘Human Rights in the EU States of the “Big Wave”’ in ‘Balkan Human Rights Yearbook’, (Balkan Human Rights Network, Sarajevo 2006) pp. 14-40
  • ‘Arret sur langage en Bosnie-Herzegovine’ in: ‘Raisons Politiques: La Republique des langues’, (Paris 2001) pp. 149-151
  • ‘L’émergence de la société civile dans la Bosnie-Herzégovine de d’avant-guerre‘, (Balkanologie, Volume IV – Numero 1, Paris 2000) (Online) URL : http://balkanologie.revues.org/770 ISSN : 1965-0582 (Print) ISSN : 1279-7952, pp. 1-20
  • ‘The Evolution of Civil Society in a Pre-War Bosnia-Herzegovina’ in Bianchini, S. and Schopflin, G., eds., ‘State Building in the Balkans: Dilemmas on the Eve of the 21st Century’, (Longo Editore, Ravenna, 1998)

Other academic publications:

  • ‘Serbia and the EU: National Values or European?' in: Europe and its Neighbours: From Morocco to Moscow, Regent's Report 2015, pp. 116-121
  • ‘Timeline Following the Development of Transatlantic Relations Over the Past 100 Years’ in: Transatlantic Relations: A European Perspective, The Regent’s Report 2014, pp. 136-160
  • 'Is Bosnia a Functioning State?' in: Balkans in Europe Policy Blog, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, 28/10/2014
    -'Bosnia's Great Wars: Review of the book: Hoare, M.A., The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War: A History, London, Hurst, 2013. (Transitions Online, URL: http://www.tol.org/client/article/24398-bosnias-great-wars.html?print 25/07/2014
  • ‘Serbia’s Eurovision: Whose Victory’, Open Democracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/serbias_eurovision_whose_victory.jsp (30 May 2007)
  • ‘State without the Nation, Nations without the State’ published on the website ‘Democracy Pulse’: http://www.pulsdemokratije.net/index.php?lang=en (2007)

Other Outputs

Dr Andjelic often provides expertise to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UNICEF, Council of Europe and several other national and international organisations and agencies.

Conference Papers Given

  • 'The Visual Politics of Reconciliation', at: International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 6 April 2018
    'Politics of remembrance and Culture of Remembrance: Mobilizing Factor of Diaspora' at: Culture of Remembrance Conference, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Banja luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 19 September 2017
  • 'Implications of the Fragmentation', “Fragmented we stand?”: Political fragmentation of the left in times of a global renaissance of right wing populism', Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Sarajevo, 5 July 2017
  • ‘Post-Yugoslav Cinema, Politics and Reconciliation’, Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, June 30th – July 2nd, 2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized by UAL London, LSE and King’s College London
  • "Cities and Ethnic Minorities in Post-war Balkans" panel at ASN Conference "Europe, Nations and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities", Kaunas, July 2016
  • "Citizenship, Minorities and National Identity: Scotland and England in the United Kingdom, CEISA - ISA Central European International Studies Association) conference, Ljubljana, June 2016
  • "Russia and the West", discussant, CEISA - ISA Central European International Studies Association) conference, Ljubljana, June 2016
  • "Europe's New Migrants" panel chair, CEISA - ISA Central European International Studies Association) conference, Ljubljana, June 2016
  • "Slovenia and Scotland: Nationalism and Self-Determination in Liberal Democracy and Communist Federation", Columbia University, Association for Study of Nationalities World Convention, April 2016
  • “Minorities (or majorities in the position of minorities) and the institutionalised discrimination” - International Conference Marking the 20 Years of Dayton Agreement: Critical Evaluation of Dayton’s Peace-making Potential, Democracy, and State-building Capacity - Sarajevo, November 2015
  • “When Majority Becomes Minority”; Minority Rights in divided societies, Conference organised by the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ACFC) – Council of Europe, 15 October 2015, Sarajevo
  • “Nationalist Scotland under Conservative English government and Democratic Slovenia under unreformed socialist Serbia: Comparative Analysis”; La Società Italiana di Scienza Politica, 2015 Convention, University of Calabria, Cosenza, 10 September 2015
  • Panellist at the conference "Musical Diversity and Cultural Identities in the History of the Eurovision Song Contest: Recapitulating ESC 1956-2015" organised by the University of Graz, 19-20 June 2015
  • Participating at the workshop ‘Fighting corruption in the Western Balkans: The role of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA)’ co-hosted by Queen Mary, University of London and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, 5 June 2015
  • Discussant of two papers at the workshop 'Resistance or Resilience? New Avenues of activist citizenship in Southeast Europe' co-hosted by Queen Mary and LSEE 7-8 May 2015
  • 'Roma People in Slovakia: Building a Wall around an Ethnic Minority', Columbia University, Association for Study of Nationalities World Convention, April 2015
  • 'Minority protection at a Crossroads' international high-level conference - Åland Islands Peace Institute, attended as Member of the Council of Europe's Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. 31 March 2015
  • 'Effects of the EU Integration Process on Democratization in Enlargement Countries: The Issue of Minority Protection', EU Integration and Minority Protection in the Western Balkans: Mapping the Way Ahead, Sarajevo, 20-21 November 2014
  • 'The Legacy of the First World War', Chairing and co-organising a multi-disciplinary event analysing the legacy of the First World War in culture, politics and international relations, Regent's University London, 19 September 2014
  • 'Postwar Institutions and Change', chair of the panel at the Third Symposium on South East Europe, UCL London, 13 June 2014
  • 'The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia: Politics and Football in the Service of Nation(s)', Columbia University, Association for Study of Nationalities World Convention, April 2014
  • 'Film and Politics in the Nation-Building Process: Comparative Analysis of Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina', The University of Manchester: 'Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism in European Media and Film: Rights, Responsibilities, Representations', May 2013
  • ‘The State of International Humanitarian Law as a Consequence of the History of South Slavs’ Nation Building Processes’, Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, New Orleans, November 2012
  • 'Film and Politics in the Nation-Building Process: Comparative Analysis of Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina', Institute for Ethnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia: Conference in Honour of Dunja Rihtman Augustin: Culture, Identity, Politics, October 2012
  • ‘The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia: Football Story’, University of Graz, Austria: Conference on Twenty Years since the End of Yugoslavia, November 2011
  • State of the Art: Research on Yugoslavia’, University of Graz, Austria: Conference on Twenty Years since the End of Yugoslavia, November 2011
  • ‘Ways out of the Bosnian Deadlock: Lessons Learnt from NATO and EU Conditionality’, Presentation at the Panel at the Columbia University, New York. April 2009
  • ‘NATO and EU in Bosnia-Herzegovina’, Presentation at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, 2009
  • ‘Politics and Media in Bosnia-Herzegovina: the EU and NATO Conditionality’ – University Of Kent workshop organised in Sarajevo, 2008 
  • ‘Bosnian Reactions to the Policy of Conditionality’ – University of Kent in Brussels 2008
  • ‘The Role of Film Art in Nation-Building Processes: Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks’, paper presented at the ASN Conference, Columbia University, New York 2008
  • ‘Continued WWII Battles of South Slav Nationalists: Internet Discussions’, Presentation at the Conference of the Center for History, Democracy and Reconciliation, Seville, Spain 2008)
  • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of the Policy of Conditionality’, round-table Chatham House, 2007
  • ‘Reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia’, round-table organised by Scholars Initiative, IJHR and Salzburg Seminars 2007
  • ‘Bosnia-Herzegovina: Citizenship versus Nationality’, paper presented at the ASN Conference, Columbia University, New York 2007
  • 'Stopping Mass Atrocities: An International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect, University of California - Berkeley, USA, March 2007
  • Panellist at the Round Table ‘Constitutional Changes: Debate that Has Divided Society’ (Ustavne promjene - debata koja je podijelila drustvo), ACIPS Sarajevo, April 2006.
  • ’Boundaries, Frontiers and Identity: present dilemmas and future prospects’, panel at the Remarque Institute’s (New York University) round table at Eze, France 2000
  • ‘Media and Nationalism’, presentation at the conference organised by the United Nations Association – Denmark, Copenhagen 1998
  • ‘The Media and Democratization in Bosnia-Herzegovina’, (ELIAMEP, Greece, 1997)
  • ‘Europe and The Balkans – International Network’, University of Bologna, (Forli, 1996)
  • Media and History’, panellist at the conference - University of Sussex, 1995

Grants Awarded

External:

  • 2017-2019 Capacity Building of the Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro – curricula refreshment, boosting of international cooperation and improving human, technical and library resources (CABUFAL) – Erasmus+ Programme of the European union – 46,000 euros to Regent’s
  • 2017-2019 Advisory role with King’s College London, the LSE and UAL, in a Large Grant Research Project ‘Art & Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community’ (£796,000) funded by the AHRC-PaCCS and led by Dr. Rachel Kerr and Professor James Gow at King’s.
  • 2007-2009 British Academy funded project at the University of Kent: “Policies of Conditionality by the EU and NATO in Bosnia-Herzegovina”. Research Associate
  • 2006-2007 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of California - Berkeley
  • 1996-1997 British Academy funded project: “Additional resources for study of the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina”. Research Fellow.
  • 1994-1998 Open Society Fund – support grant for academic research

Internal:

  • 2018 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, April 2018.
  • 2017 (January) Erasmus + Programme, Visiting Professor at the Interdiscpiplinary Center at Herzliya, Israel
  • 2016 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at ASN Conference "Europe, Nations and Insecurity: Challenges to Identities", Kaunas, July 2016
  • 2016 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at CEISA - ISA Central European International Studies Association) conference, Ljubljana, June 2016
  • 2016 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Annual Convention of the Association for Study of Nationalities, New York, April 2016
  • 2016 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Annual Convention of the Association for Study of Nationalities, New York, April 2016
  • 2015 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at La Società Italiana di Scienza Politica, 2015 Convention, University of Calabria, Cosenza, 2015
  • 2015 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Annual Convention of the Association for Study of Nationalities, New York, April 2015
  • 2014 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Annual Convention of the Association for Study of Nationalities, New York, April 2014
  • 2013 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Media Studies Conference, University of Manchester, May 2013
  • 2013 HASS Faculty Research Grant for project ‘Yugoslavia: the idea, the state, the ‘Yugo-sphere’
  • 2012 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, New Orleans, November 2012
  • 2012 HASS Faculty Research Grant for attending and presenting the paper at Institute for Ethnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia: Conference in Honour of Dunja Rihtman Augustin: Culture, Identity, Politics, October 2012

Last updated: 17 October 2018