Tvrtko Jakovina

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Tvrtko Jakovina
Tvrtko Jakovina on Subversive Festival.jpg
Jakovina giving an interview at the 2010 Subversive Festival in Zagreb
Born (1972-03-02) 2 March 1972 (age 47)
AwardsAnnual State Prize for Science (2004) and Annual Award of Association of University Professors and other scientists (2003)

Tvrtko Jakovina (born 2 March 1972) is a Croatian historian. Jakovina is a professor at the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.[2]


Tvrtko Jakovina was born in the eastern Croatian town of Požega where he finished elementary school and high school, and also completed his compulsory military service.[3] He studied history at the University of Zagreb from 1991 to 1996. Jakovina was founder and first honorary member of the Croatian branch of International Students of History Association.[3] As an exchange student he attended courses at University of Kansas, USIA and Boston College.[3] He completed his postgraduate studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.[3] During the 2000/01 academic year, he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University in Washington D.C..[3] Since then, he has also attended London School of Economics and Political Science, and seminars on the Holocaust in Israel.[3]

Jakovina has presented a large number of public lectures and attended many forums in Croatia and abroad.[4] He has co-authored a history textbook for senior high school students.[3] He has authored hundreds of articles published in daily newspapers such as Jutarnji list and Vjesnik.[3] Due to his publicly expressed attitudes on the importance of objectivity in historical studies, he has often been attacked by Croatian radical right-wingers.[5] In his work, he is mostly interested in the history of the 20th century, American history, the Cold War, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the policy of detente.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Tvrtko Jakovina :: Detalji znanstvenika". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  2. ^ "Tvrtko Jakovina :: Detalji znanstvenika". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Tvrtko Jakovina - Kratki životopis" (in Croatian). Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  4. ^ Gordan Duhaček (2011-05-16). "Pokret nesvrstanih mogao bi opet imati važnu ulogu - /kultura/". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  5. ^ "Hrvatsko Pravo". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  6. ^ "Tvrtko Jakovina: Nesvrstani su bili puni besprizornih likova - mJutarnji". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  7. ^ "Tvrtko Jakovina :: Detalji znanstvenika". Retrieved 2012-02-12.