Dr Ivana Damjanovic

Visiting Research Fellow
ANU Centre for European Studies
School of Politics & International Relations

Dr Ivana Damjanovic is a Visiting Research Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies and an Assistant Lecturer at the Canberra Law School. Her research is interdisciplinary, exploring the influence of globalisation and politics on international law. She recently completed her PhD at ANU, examining the reform of international investment governance and the role of the European Union in influencing normative standards in this reform.

Ivana has qualified as a lawyer in Australia and Europe (Croatia) and has expertise in international law and international relations. She has taught law as a guest lecturer at universities in Asia (China, Bhutan) and Europe (Belgium, Croatia). Ivana has provided training to Australian government and industry stakeholders on EU trade and investment law and policy, and has presented her research at different conferences in Australia, Europe (Luxembourg, Brussels), Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai) and the US (Yale University). Her professional background encompasses nine years as a career diplomat for Croatia with postings in Europe and Australia, and research/policy roles for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she participated in the process of Croatia's accession to the European Union.

Research interests

  • International investment law
  • EU external trade and investment policy
  • Sustainable development and trade and investment
  • Comparative legal systems and institutions