Tea Ivanovic is the Media Relations and External Affairs Coordinator, and Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Tea is also a Washington Correspondent for Oslobodjenje, a leading news outlet from the Western Balkans, and is a Non-resident Fellow at Soran University in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Previously, Tea was at the financial consultancy Capstone LLC and at the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Washington D.C. 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.

At the United Nations University Institute of Comparative Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium, Tea was an 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 to the research projects of several of her department professors, including on the sexual violence against women during the Balkan wars in the 1990s (for Dr. Edward Weisband), Machiavellian political theory and international political economy (for Dr. Scott Nelson), and international relations theory (for Dr. Yannis Stivachtis). While at SAIS, Tea wrote for the school’s newspaper, the SAIS Observer, and she has contributed to and co-authored articles for the Huffington Post.

She was on the editing team for a special edition of Government and Opposition (Democracy without Solidarity: Political Dysfunction in Hard Times, Cambridge University Press, 2017). Tea is a co-editor of the Brookings/CTR publications “Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Path Forward” (Brookings Institution/CTR, 2017), and Vision 2020: Bosnia and Herzegovina Towards its European Future (Brookings Institution/CTR, 2017).

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. She 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.


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