Tea Ivanovic is a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS Johns Hopkins University. She completed her Master of Arts degree in International Relations and International Economics at The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C in May 2016. Tea obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in International Studies from Virginia Tech, Virginia, graduating Summa Cum Laude, Outstanding Senior of the Year for the Political Science and International Studies departments, and Phi Beta Kappa. Tea was involved with the organization for the 60th anniversary of the SAIS Europe Center, and acted as the Vice-President of the Women in International Affairs organization in Bologna, Italy.

Previously, Tea was at the financial consultancy Capstone LLC, in Washington D.C., where she worked on European financial and banking systems. She was also at the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where she focused on the United States, Europe, and MENA region. During her graduate studies, she was a graduate research fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD) in Bologna, Italy. At the CCSDD, Tea extensively researched the constitutional preambles of the countries of the Western Balkans. She also worked as a research assistant at the United Nations University Institute of Comparative Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium. Here, she was the editor for United Nations University publications, and contributed with her research to publications related to the European Union. She was also responsible for the organization of a joint UNU-CRIS and International Studies Association (ISA) conference in Bruges.

Tea 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, in May 2014. She contributed to a book publication on State (in)Security and Theory of International Relations with her former academic advisor and professor, Dr. Yannis Stivachtis. While at SAIS, Tea has written extensively for the school’s newspaper, the SAIS Observer. She has co-written publications for the Huffington Post.

Tea is a fellow at the Soran University Research Center in Iraqi Kurdistan, and an advisor to the World Youth Leadership Network.

Tea speaks Dutch, Serbo-Croatian, and English fluently, has a good command of French, and a basic knowledge of Italian and German.


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