Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Minister of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, has more than 25 years of professional experience in the fields of international relations, culture and media policies. She graduated from the Academy of Music and Faculty of Philosophy and obtained her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Political Sciences. Prior to her appointment as the Minister of Culture in 2016, she was working as a research associate at the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb. She is publishing books and articles as well as expert studies in Croatian and international journals and teaches at the University of Zagreb.
Her consultancy and expert engagements include work for UNESCO, Council of Europe, European Cultural Foundation, UNDP, European Parliament etc. She received the European Cultural Policy Research Award for her research on the impact of the EU enlargement on cultural policies that was published in the book Why we need European Cultural Policies: impact of EU enlargement on countries in transition, Amsterdam, 2006.
Former Assistant Minister and State Secretary, she was a member of the negotiating team for the Croatian accession to the EU responsible for the fields of culture and education as well as information society and media. She was also the head of the Croatian delegation for the negotiations on the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.