Dr Ivana Damjanovic is a Visiting Research Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies and a Lecturer at the Canberra Law School. Her research is interdisciplinary, encompassing issues of law and politics in the international investment global regime, with particular focus on the European Union and its external investment, trade and climate change policies. Her monograph The European Union and International Investment Law Reform: Between Aspirations and Reality was published by Cambridge University Press in 2023.
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, Indonesia) 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, Maastricht), Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Jakarta) and the US (Yale University). Her professional background encompasses trade advisory role with the Delegation of the European Union to Australia, consultancy work and nine years as a career diplomat for Croatia.