|Postgraduate degree you are enrolled for||PhD in International Relations|
|Supervisor||Dr Benjamin Goldsmith|
|Full time or part time||Full time|
|Profile of yourself|| In 2008, Gorana graduated summa cum laude from the University of Zagreb, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Economics with a major in Macroeconomics. During her undergraduate course, she spent a semester on an exchange programme at the National University of Singapore.
Gorana came to the University of Sydney in 2009 to undertake the Master of International Studies programme. She graduated with merit in 2010, and was awarded Hedley Bull Prize for Postgraduate Coursework.
In between her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Gorana worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in her home country – Croatia.
|Thesis topic or Title||Regional Cultures of Conflict and Peace|
|Information about your thesis||The PhD thesis will investigate the roles of norms, political culture, values, and/or similar factors in patterns of interstate conflict across former Yugoslavian and former Soviet Union states in the past two decades. Gorana’s thesis seeks to go beyond democratic peace theory and the simple categorization of democracy and non-democracy, as it explores states from the middle of the spectrum, i.e. the newly democratizing states. The research is complementary to, and in close interaction with, an ARC-funded project “Political Institutions, War, and Peace: Global and Regional Dynamics” which aims to explore the role of political institutions in regional conflict dynamics. The thesis will include qualitative analysis of international conflict and peace.|