Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was elected President of Croatia in January 2015.
Doctoral Candidate at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, since November 2015. Holding a Master's degree in International Relations, she was a Fulbright Scholar in International Relations and Security Policy at the George Washington University, and a Fellow in the Executive Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
A career diplomat, she was sworn in as Minister of European Integration in 2003, in 2005 as Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, leading Croatia on its path to Euro-Atlantic integration. In 2008, she became Ambassador to the US. In 2011, she was appointed NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy.