Academic Qualifications

PhD student in History, Security Studies and Defense Programme, ISCTE-IUL

Graduation in Political Science, Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb

Biographical Information

Nikola Novak is PhD student of History, Security Studies and Defense organized by the ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon and Portuguese Military Academy.

His fields of study are security studies, history of former Yugoslavia, border studies, geopolitics and divided cities. Currently, he builds doctoral dissertation thesis about micro-geopolitical divisions and divided cities in post-Yugoslav countries. Nikola graduated on the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb and holds MA with thesis about the role of diplomacy in the battle for international recognition of Croatia.

Mother tongue is Croatian, he is fluent in English and Serbian, speaks Portuguese and German and uses Spanish and Macedonian.

Research Interests: security studies; history of former Yugoslavia; border studies; geopolitics; divided cities