Primož Šterbenc

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Primož Šterbenc graduated in political science - international relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana in 1995. In 2000, he obtained a Master's degree in International Relations at the same faculty, and in 2008 he obtained a PhD in Sociology of Religions. Since 2014 he has been an assistant professor at the Faculty of Management of the University of Primorska, where he teaches courses on "Ethics and Culture in the Business World", "Business Ethics", "International Cultural and Political Environment" and "Political System and International Economic Policy of Eurasia". He lectures periodically at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana and at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. He is a research associate of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences, the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). He occasionally serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Middle East Studies. He also occasionally provides expert advice to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia on issues related to the Middle East. His research focuses on Islam; religio-political relations in the Muslim world; political-security developments in the Middle East (including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict); relations between the West and the Muslim world; EU policy towards the Middle East; geopolitical and security situation in Eurasia and Africa; and socio-economic issues related to the business world.


Academic year 2023/24



Šterbenc, Primož. 2018. How to understand the war in Syria. Annales: Anali za istrske in mediteranske študije; Annali di Studi istriani e mediterranei; Annals for Istrian and Mediterranean Studies,Series Historia et Sociologia, 28 (1): 13-28.

Šterbenc, Primož. 2011. Zahod in muslimanski svet: Akcije in reakcije. Ljubljana: Založba FDV.

Šterbenc, Primož. 2005 Šiiti: Geneza, doktrina in zgodovina odnosov s suniti. Ljubljana: Založba FDV.



PhD, Assistant Professor in Sociology

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