Slovenian American Hybrid Academic Symposium: Promoting Sustainable Development Goals and Safety & Security

April 11, 2024 | 3:30 pm | Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security (Classroom 8), Kotnikova 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

You are cordially invited to the upcoming Slovenian American Hybrid Academic Symposium, focused on “Sustainable Development Goals and Provision of Safety and Security – Think Globally, Solve Locally.” This symposium aims to bring together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to explore innovative solutions to global challenges.


15:30 – 15:45: Introduction and Welcome Speeches

Join us for opening remarks from Dr. Igor Bernik, Dean of the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, alongside distinguished guests including Jeremy Jewett, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy of the United States of America, and Dr. Marinka Žitnik, Director of the ASEF Institute for Education and Research.

15:45 – 16:30: Keynote Address: Importance of Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies for Better Security

Delivered by renowned scholars Dr. Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich and Dr. Gorazd Meško, this session will delve into the critical role of comparative criminology and criminal justice studies in enhancing security measures.

16:30 – 17:00: Available Support Mechanisms for SI-USA Academic Collaboration

Learn about various avenues for academic collaboration between Slovenia and the United States, presented by representatives from esteemed institutions and organizations.

17:15 – 18:00: Breakout Sessions

Engage in debates and contributions on topics such as the future of rural criminology and the alignment of Sustainable Development Goals with safety and security objectives, led by experts in the field.

18:15 – 19:00: Informal Gathering

Join us for an informal gathering to network and exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere.


Secure your spot now, apply by April 8th.

This symposium promises to be an enriching experience, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among participants. We look forward to your participation in this important event.

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