2008 PhD in sociology of religions, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; 2000 MA in international relations, Political Science Department (International Relations Division), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; 1995 BA in international relations, Political Science Department (International Relations Division), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Since 2014 he has been Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management of the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia. He has given lectures on courses Understanding Globalization: Management and Crisis, International Relations, and Religion: Islam and Christianity. Occasionally he has also given lectures at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, and at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He has co-operated as a researcher with the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). He has recently focused his research on Islam, political, religious and scientific-philosophical-theological history of the Muslim world, contemporary aspects of the Muslim world (including relations between Shia and Sunni branches of Islam), relations between the Muslim and the Western worlds, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, policy of the EU with regard to the Israeli-Arab conflict, problem of Islamist terrorism, and geopolitical and security situation in Eurasia and Africa.
Academic year 2020/21
Šterbenc, Primož. 2011. Zahod in muslimanski svet: Akcije in reakcije (The West and the Muslim World: Actions and Reactions). Ljubljana: Faculty of Social Sciences.
Šterbenc, Primož. 2005. Šiiti: geneza, doktrina in zgodovina odnosov s suniti (Shias: Origin, Doctrine and History of Relations with Sunnis). Ljubljana: Faculty of Social Sciences.
Bučar, Bojko, and Primož Šterbenc. 2002. Relations between Large and Small States in a Multilateral Context: A Case Study of U.S.-Slovenian Relations Concerning NATO. In Small States in the Post-Cold War World: Slovenia and NATO Enlargement, eds. Zlatko Šabič and Charles Bukowski, 103–127. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers.
PhD, Assistant Professor in Sociology