Petar Turcinovic

Petar Turcinovic, Ph.D.


2002 – Post Ph.D. Cleveland State University, USA

2000- Post Ph.D. Harvard University, Boston, USA

1984 – Ph.D. Zagreb University, Social Psychology, Croatia.

1980 – M.A. Zagreb University, Social Psychology, Croatia.

1977 – B.A. Zagreb University, Psychology, Croatia.

1973 – Foothill High School, Santa Ana, California, USA

1969 – Elementary School, Pazin, Croatia

*In addition, graduate in Political Science and postgraduate in Economy and Entrepreneurship.


Institution & Country Courses Lectured (list not in time or place order)
– Brown University, Providence, USA  – University of Split, CROATIA

– University of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

– Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

– University of Zagreb, CROATIA

– The University of Texas at Tyler, USA

– University of Rijeka, CROATIA

– University of Belgrade, SERBIA

– New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, USA  

– University of Sarajevo, BOSNIA& HERZEGOVINA

– State University of Moscow, RUSSIA

– Centro Interuniversitario Ticinese, SWITZERLAND

– Diplomatic school Madrid, SPAIN

–  University of Texas at El Paso, USA

– Diplomatic Academy, Bansko, BULGARIA

– University of Budapest, HUNGARY

– Diplomatic Academy, Tirana, ALBANIA

– Marshall Center, Garmisch-Partenkirchen,GERMANY

– Mediterranean University, MONTENEGRO

– Foreign Affairs Institute, New Delhi, INDIA

– Diplomatic Academy, MONTENEGRO

– Montenegrin Academy of Science, MONTENEGRO

– International University Centre, CROATIA

– University of Montenegro, MONTENEGRO

– Cotrugli Business School, CROATIA

– China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, CHINA

– University “Juraj Dobrila” Pula, CROATIA

– Dubrovnik International University, CROATIA

–  DIU Libertas, CROATIA

– CEA – Croatian Employers’ Association

  • European Union
  • International Negotiation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diplomatic Communication
  • Negotiation in Diplomacy
  • Multilateral Diplomacy
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Business Negotiation
  • Management in Diplomacy
  • Branding in Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic skills
  • EU identity
  • Strategy Development
  • New trends in Diplomacy
  • Political Psychology
  • Social Psychology I
  • Social Psychology II
  • Statistics
  • Psychometrics
  • Social Gerontology
  • Psychology of Intimate Relationships
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology of Communication
  • Ecological Psychology
  • Countering Ideological Support for Terrorism
  • Stereotype Formation 
  • Group Dynamics
  • Strategy Management


Managerial positions

  • Dean of Faculty for International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Croatian Ambassador to Montenegro 
  • Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs 
  • Director of Diplomatic Academy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and EU Relations – Croatia
  • Director of PUMA – Program for Education of Managers, HUP-CEA Croatian Employers’ Association
  • Co-director of International Postgraduate Study “Social Psychology: Conflict Resolution”
  • Chairman of the Commission for the International Scientific Cooperation of Croatia
  • Co-director of International Postgraduate Study “Social Gerontology in Cross-Cultural Perspectives” 
  • President of the Croatian State Agency Grant for Science
  • Chairman of the Commission for the International Scientific Cooperation of Yugoslavia
  • Founder and Chairman of LASO – Laboratory of Social Psychology 
  • Head of Psychology Department, University of Rijeka


Political positions

  • Vice president of IDS party (2 terms)
  • Member of Croatian Parliament
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Croatian Parliament
  • Member of the Human Rights and Minority Commission of the Croatian Parliament
  • Member of the Information and IT Commission of the Croatian Parliament
  • Head of the Working group “Education & Culture” in Croatia-EU negotiation process


Consulting & Educating

  • United Nations 
  • World Bank 
  • China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, CHINA
  • State’s Attorney’s Office Croatia
  • Holcim– Switzerland 
  • Amex -American Express 
  • MSI – Management System International
  • Coca-Cola 
  • HUP-CEA Croatian Employers’ Association
  • Trade company Magros
  • Trgohit
  • Novi List
  • Eureco
  • Terme Selce
  • Lura
  • Adriadiesel
  • Pliva
  • ACY



– over 200 TV show appearances (e.g. Al Jazeera commentator on Trump – Clinton elections)


– My ex-company LASO in top 10 in Croatia (Earning per employee criteria)

Present status 

  • Dean at Faculty of International Relations and Diplomacy, Dubrovnik International University Libertas, Croatia (retired as of 2018 end).