Ivan Obadić joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb in 2010. Prior to joining the university, he was a Research Assistant at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2008-2010). He graduated in law and in history at the University of Zagreb. In 2008 he earned his MSc degree in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and in 2013 a Master of Research degree from the European University Institute, Florence. He earned his Ph.D. from the EUI in 2017. In 2020 Dr. Obadić was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz. Currently, he is the holder of the Jean Monnet Module “Development of European integration and institutions”.
Dr. Obadić teaches the general history of law and state and the development of European integration and institutions. His current areas of research are situated at the crossroads of legal, economic, and diplomatic history with a special focus on the history of European Integration, Cold War history, and the history of Southeastern Europe. He was involved in several interdisciplinary and international projects at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, European Union Democracy Observatory and at the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Histcom 3 – The European Commission (1986-2000) – History and Memories of an Institution, etc. Apart from his scientific work, dr. Obadić was involved in a wide number of academic and cultural activities. He is a co-founder of the Society of Historians of the City of Varaždin and Varaždin County (2009), and the European Integration History Working Group established at the European University Institute in 2013. He has launched the publication of the research journal Historia Varasdiensis to promote the local history of Varaždin and the region. Dr. Obadić has initiated and organized almost twenty lectures by prominent professors and took part in the organization of a number of workshops and international conferences as a member of ELSA, Society of Historians of the City of Varaždin and Varaždin County, European Integration History Working Group, and during his work as an assistant at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.