Katarina ZAKIĆ, Ph.D.
Dr. Katarina Zakić joined the Institute of International Politics and Economics in September 2018. She became the Editor-in-Chief of the journal The Review of International Affairs in 2021, where she was previously Deputy Editor-in-Chief (2019-2020). Before joining the IIPE, Dr. Zakić obtained the title of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Studies in October 2017, where she was teaching several subjects: Management, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management and Intercultural Management, on all levels of studies. She was the director of the Chinese Centre (2013-2018) and the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation (2017-2018). Dr. Zakić got a Chinese scholarship Visiting China 2014, granted by Hanban, which she completed at the prestigious Nankai University in Tianjin. She also won a scholarship from the Chinese Ministry of Culture – Visiting Program for Young Sinologists 2016, which was conducted in Xi′an.
Dr. Zakić’s major fields of research are management and intercultural management, as well as international economics with a focus on China. She has published articles in renewed Serbian and international journals, as well as in thematic books published by esteemed international scientific institutions. She is the author of the book Modern management practice in Serbia and China, published in the Serbian language. Her work also includes co-editing two international thematic books. The first one is Europe in changes: The old continent at a new crossroads with Birgul Demirtas and the second is Chinese development challenges: changes and projections with Nenad Stekić (Serbian language). Together with Dr. Nenad Stekić, she established the “Dialogues on China” format which consists of a series of academic conferences, round tables, and publications. The list of her scientific contributions can be found at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6091-8433 and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katarina-Zakic. She also works as a reviewer in several Serbian scientific journals.
Nenad STEKIĆ, Ph.D.
Dr. Nenad Stekić is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Politics and Economics, where he works since July 2018, and as of January 2020 within the Regional Centre “Belt and Road”. His core academic interests include the People’s Republic of China’s security strategy, the regional security dynamics of Southeast Asia, and the effects of interstate armed conflicts on defence arrangements and political regimes.
He is appointed as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal The Review of International Affairs since January 2023.
He worked as a teaching aide in the courses of International Relations and Political Systems throughout his PhD studies at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Security Studies. He holds an external consultancy as a Country Expert for Varieties of Democracy Institute (University of Gothenburg), where he works as an evaluator of the quality of political regimes for the V-Dem Data project.
Nenad co-edited several thematic proceedings – Chinese Development Challenges: Changes and Projections, with Katarina Zakić (Belgrade: IIPE, 2022); Conference Proceedings from the 2022 International Academic Conference on Human Security, with Aleksandra Ilić (Belgrade: FSS & IIPE, 2023), as well as Challenges of the modern world: Strategic action of countries or the result of global and local processes and occasions?, with Zoran Jeftić (Belgrade, FSS, IIPE & ISI, 2021). He has published over thirty academic articles and book reviews in renewed Serbian and international journals, as well as in thematic books published by esteemed international scientific institutions. The list of his scientific contributions can be found at https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9066-0480 and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nenad-Stekic.
Together with Dr. Katarina Zakić, he established the “Dialogues on China” format which consists of a series of academic conferences, round tables, and publications.
He is a member of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA). He does peer-reviews on a regular basis for numerous Serbian scientific journals.
Dr. Stekić is fluent in English and is actively learning Mandarin (HSK3).
Pavle NEDIĆ, MA
Pavle Nedić joined the Institute of International Politics and Economics in March 2021. The areas of his academic interest are international relations theories, international security and great power relations. He is a PhD student of International and European Studies at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. At the same faculty, Pavle finished his undergraduate studies in international relations and master studies in international security. The subject of his master’s thesis is Balancing of the American power after the Ukrainian crisis: a case study relationship between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Pavle has authored several articles published in scientific journals and has participated in numerous scientific conferences, gatherings and seminars.
The list of his scientific contributions can be found at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7055-0628 and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HdUuovYAAAAJ&hl=sr