Iztok Prezelj, Ph.D., is a Professor and Vice-Dean for Scientific Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. He is directing research process at the Institute of Social Sciences with 20 research centers (https://www.fdv.uni-lj.si/en/research/institute-of-social-science). He was a Head of Defence Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the period from 2015-2017. He obtained Ph.D. in 2004 at the University of Ljubljana on the topic of crisis management.


Iztok Prezelj published widely in the fields of national & international security, threat & risk assessment, terrorism & counter-terrorism, comparative defence systems, crisis management, critical infrastructure, Western Balkans, etc. He publishes articles, books, lectures also at the Faculty of Criminal Justice at the University of Maribor, lectured at the Staff and Command School of the Slovenian armed forces in the period from 2000 to 2010. He has directed several national research projects and headed Slovenian research clusters in the international research projects. Dr. Prezelj comments regularly on security issues for the national and foreign media.


Dr. Prezelj was a guest researcher or lecturer at the Princeton University, Leiden University, University of Sarajevo, University of Vienna, WEU Institute for Security Studies, etc. At the George C. Marshall Center – European Center for Security Studies, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Programme on terrorism and counter-terrorism (PTSS) in 2014. Currently, he serves as a member of the editorial boards of the following journals: Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy; Journal of Criminal Justice and Security; and journal Security, Terrorism and Society (Sicurezza, Terrorismo e Società).

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Information on the relevant book: Confidence and Security-Building Measures in Europe at a Crossroads NOMOS, Baden-Baden, 2018, ISBN 978-3-8487-4670-5, eISBN 978-3-8452-8897-0. https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845288970/confidence-and-security-building-measures-in-europe-at-a-crossroads