Dina Dragija has a master’s degree in Anthropology of Politics, Violence and Crime from University College London. She got her bachelor’s degree from the Dag Hammarskjold College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb, Croatia.The Politics, Violence and Crime MSc and International Relations BA Programme provided her with methodological skills that enabled her to collect and analyse cross-cultural and comparative data on international security, violence, crime, diplomacy and their entanglement with local and global politics.
Dina is particularly interested in idea of preventive diplomacy, which is an area that is connected to peacebuilding and peacekeeping. To make the world a better place, she believes that individual emotional stability should be a priority to all institutions and States. Her vision is creating a framework to change governance in a way that improves every individual’s well-being. Besides, she is dedicated to environmental changes and improving animal walefare.
Outside of her professional life, her biggest passions are art, spirituality and philosophy. Dina paints, and she supports the idea that art can serve as a way of unifying people from all around the world. She believes that art allows mutual understanding, equality and unity in diversity. Through creativity, she expresses how a personal understanding and interpretation of art shows the beauty in the uniqueness that is to be respected in a diverse world, which makes it a metaphor for a universal language.