Goran Bandov

Research & Institution

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University Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development at University of Zagreb

International Relations and International Public Law

Zvonimirova 8, HR-10000 Zagreb,

Croatia, EU.



Prof. Goran Bandov PhD, Lawyer and Politic Scientist, Associate Professor, Head of University Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development at University of Zagreb and former Vice Dean at Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb (Croatia, EU), who received his PhD from the University of Hamburg, is a European expert in International Relations and International Law with focus on Human and Minority Rights Protection, Peace Studies and Dealing With The Past. Bandov earned his Master in Law at the University of Osijek (2003), Master of Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies in Hamburg (2005), PhD in Philosophy and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg (2009) and his Postdoc at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok (2017).
Prof. Bandov has more than 15 years of experience in teaching the following university courses: International Relations, International Law, International Human and Minority Rights, Peace, Security, Southeast Europe, Diplomacy, Holocaust. He published the book in Germany “Der Schutz nationaler Minderheiten in der Republik Kroatien als Instrument zur Pravention ethnopolitischer Konflikte” and more than 30 papers worldwide on the subjects of International Relations, International Law, Human and Minority Rights, Peace, Dealing With The Past, Sustainable Developments, EU and International Organizations.
He organized and led various fact-finding missions to Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, the USA, Vatican and Vietnam. In additions, Professor Bandov holds guest lectures in Astana, Almaty, Bangkok, Belgrade, Berlin, Boston, Budapest, Cambridge, Cluj, Colombo, Denver, Dubrovnik, Flensburg, Hamburg, Hanoi, Istanbul, Jaffna, Jenna, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Madrid, Moscow, New Delhi, Osijek, Pécs, Prague, Rijeka, Sarajevo, Skopje, Strasbourg, Vatican, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb.
Prof. Bandov is member of different academic editorial and publisher boards, among others: International editorial board of the academic journal Macedonian Political Science(Skopje, Macedonia); international advisory board of the “Journal of Liberty and International Affairs”, (Bitola, Macedonia); editorial board of the academic journal “International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy“ (Maribor, Slovenia); editorial board of the academic journal “Međunarodne studije” (Zagreb, Croatia); editorial board of the academic journal “Journal of Political Science Studies” (Edirne, Turkey); editorial board of the academic publisher “International Relations and Diplomacy” (Zagreb, Croatia).
He is a member of many academic and expert organization, amongst others: World Academy of Art and Science, Inter University Centre Dubrovnik, Academic Network South East Europe, International Standing Group European Multilingualism (ISGEM), research group “Politics and Religion” of German Association for Political Science, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty, Open Society Institute Network, Regional Academy for Democracy, Institute of Vlado Gotovac, Network on Religion and Difference in the Balkans, Sustainable Development Network.
In his scientific work he has been supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Federal Foreign Office of Germany; Rotary Peace Fellowship, CENTURIO; the Robert Bosch Foundation; Open Society – SOROS; AJC – American Jewish Committee; Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty, University of Hamburg and Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia.

Awards & Affiliations


Rotary Peace Fellow

Promoting Tolerance Fellow

Regional Democracy Academy Fellow

WAAS Associate Fellow

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Fellow

DAAD Fellow