Tvrtko Jakovina
















Tvrtko Jakovina is a Full Professor of 20th-Century World History at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. From 2014 to 2016, he was the Head of the History Department.


He wrote the following books: Socijalizam na američkoj pšenici (MH, 2002), Američki komunistički saveznik; Hrvati, Titova Jugoslavija i Sjedinjene Američke Države 1945-1955 (Profil/Srednja Europa, 2003), Treća strana Hladnog rata (Fraktura, 2011), Trenuci katarze. Prijelomni događaji XX stoljeća/ (Fraktura, 2013) and edited the book Hrvatsko proljeće, četrdeset godina poslije (Sveučilište u Zagrebu/Centar Tripalo, 2012). Jakovina is the author of a series of articles about the foreign policy of Tito's Yugoslavia, and 20th-century Croatian and Yugoslav history. His books earned him state awards in 2004 and 2014. He is the recipient of the Kiklop Award (2013) and the Award of the Society of University Professors and Other Scientists.


Tvrtko Jakovina graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb where he also earned his PhD. He attended courses at the University of Kansas and Boston College and was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University in Washingtonu, D.C. He finished his postgraduate studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.


Jakovina is the Head of Postgraduate Studies in Diplomacy established by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in cooperation with the University of Zagreb. He is a long-standing guest lecturer at the Istituto per l'Europa centro-orientale e balcanica, University of Bologna, and has also lectured at the University of Split, and led PhD degree programs at the Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Political Science.


From 2010 to 2015, Tvrtko Jakovina was a member of the Council for Foreign Policy and International Relations of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović. He is the Vice-President of the Croatian Fulbright Alumni Association, a member of the Council of the Croatian American Society, Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the Miko Tripalo Center for Law and Democracy and a member of the the Governing Board of the Croatian Historical Society. He is a regular contributor to the Jutarnji list daily and Globus weekly. From 2013 to 2016 he presented the Treća povijest (Third History) TV Show on HRT3..















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