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About the speaker

Tamara Tubakovic is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class) from the University of Melbourne. Tamara’s thesis ‘Responsibility Sharing on Refugees: An Analysis of Policy Change to the Dublin System,’ analyses the way in which the EU’s institutional decision-making framework has hindered concrete and durable solutions to the challenges of asylum distribution in the EU. Tamara has conducted extensive interviews with EU policy officials from the European Commission DG Home, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the European External Action Service. She has also conducted interviews with government officials on national asylum policies in Germany and Italy.

In 2016 Tamara was a visiting postgraduate researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2017 Tamara conducted an internship at the Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont) in Brussels. Tamara has research expertise in EU integration, policy making processes and the development of the EU’s asylum policy.

Tamara is a named doctoral participant on a recently awarded Jean Monnet+ Network entitled ‘Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies’ along with six other international universities. She has also worked as a research assistant on EU-Australia relations, comparative regional governance and comparative regional refugee challenges.

She tutors an undergraduate subject on European Integration: The Politics of the EU and has given Guest Lectures on ‘Immigration and Asylum Issues’ in the EU in International Affairs (Master of International Relations, The University of Melbourne) and on ‘Regional Refugee Challenges’ in Comparative Regional Governance (Master of International Relations, the University of Melbourne).


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