Sanja Tepavcevic, Researcher at Innovations Lab, is an international scholar, who holds PhD in Political Science, Political Economy Track, and MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University, as well a Russian Diploma in Journalism from Moscow State University. Her research expertise includes Russian foreign policy and foreign direct investments of Russian companies, immigrant and local entrepreneurship, and journalism - all with regional focus on post-socialist Europe. She worked as Lecturer of International Relations at Eotvos Lorand University (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations), and Lecturer of Political Science at Budapest Business University (Faculty of Finance and Management), as well as Program Manager of Central European University's Frontiers of Democracy Initiative, and Teaching Assistant at Central European University’s Departments of Political Science, International Relations, and Public Policy. She also participated in numerous graduate and professional conferences in Europe and the United States. Her publications appear in Journal of Eastern European Management Studies, United Nations’ Transnational Corporations Journal, Migration and Ethnic Themes, Journal of East-West Business, to name few.
Sanja also has a decade of experience as a TV and radio journalist and anchor, working for state-controlled and independent Russian media, including Radio Station Voice of Russia, Author’s Television, and Serbian TV-channel Politika. She is also an Associate Head of Russia and Eurasia Study Department of The Institute of European and Globalization Studies from Croata, and an active member of Budapest-based International Assocciation Dialogue.