E-mail: [email protected]
Areas of Expertise:
• The Western Balkans
• Iraqi Kurdistan
• The Mediterranean Basin
Tea Ivanovic is a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Tea is also the Washington Correspondent for Oslobodjenje, a leading news outlet from the Western Balkans, and is a Fellow at Soran University in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Previously, Tea was at the financial consultancy Capstone LLC and the Institute of International Finance (IIF). While completing her M.A., she was a graduate research Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD) in Bologna, Italy. At SAIS Europe, she was also involved with the organization of the 60th anniversary of the SAIS Europe Center, and was the Vice-President of the Women in International Affairs (WIA) organization.
Tea previously worked at the United Nations University Institute of Comparative Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium, where she was the editor for United Nations University publications. She also led a team of interns for the organization of a joint UNU-CRIS and International Studies Association (ISA) conference in Bruges.
She published her thesis “External Pressures and Domestic Changes: The European Union, Council of Europe, and the Minorities in Vojvodina” in the academic journal publication Philologia. She contributed a book chapter to the publication “State (in)Security and Theory of International Relations” by her former academic advisor and professor, Dr. Yannis Stivachtis. While at SAIS, Tea has written extensively for the school’s newspaper, the SAIS Observer, and contributed and co-authored several articles for the Huffington Post.
Tea holds a M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Tea graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from her B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Tech, where she received a four-year athletic scholarship for the D1 varsity tennis team. Tea was also the recipient of the Outstanding Senior of the Year Award for both the Political Science department and the International Studies department. She is a native Serbo-Croatian and Dutch speaker, is conversational in French, and has basic knowledge of German and Italian. She is currently also taking Hebrew classes.