CIR - Centre of International Relations

Mission and objectives

CIR is a research centre that conducts interdisciplinary research in the fields of international relations, international economics and business, politics of international law, diplomacy and human rights, development issues, international organizations, and European integration.

The centre was established in 1981 as an independent institution, with no political or state affiliation, and forms an integral part of the research Institute of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

CIR researchers are active in several national, European, and international projects – publishing and widely disseminating their research results both in Slovenia and abroad. Members of the centre are cooperating with numerous international scientific networks, among them TEPSA, EIBA, EADI, ISA and CEEISA.

The centre issues several publications: the CIR Analyses and the Acta Diplomatica collections, as well as the Journal of International Relations and Development (an official journal of the Central and East European International Studies Association – CEEISA), which is published in cooperation with Palgrave.

In addition to conducting research as its most important activity, CIR members also carry out teaching, whereby the centre’s research results provide the basis for graduate and undergraduate courses in International Relations and European Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

CIR aims to promote co-operation with other similar institutions in publishing, organizing conferences and workshops, consulting, and performing other professional activities in the field of international relations.