Juš Javornik is an MA student of international relations at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, and currently working as an analyst at Deloitte Consulting Before that, he completed his BA in international relations. During his studies, he was an active member of the Student Association of International Relations – Globallis, maintaining relations with partner organisations, such as the Slovene Association for International Relations and the Club of Former Slovene Ambassadors. Within Globallis, he was also among the founding members of the Group of Friendship and Cooperation with the Russian Federation, that was active until some time before the war in Ukraine.
His main academic focus is diplomacy. He is currently writing an MA thesis on the international community’s cultural sanctions against the Russian Federation as a response to the war in Ukraine, as well as co-writing a book on the sports diplomacy of non-state actors.
He has a variety of experience from both the public and the private sectors. These range from research for the report by the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy to the United Nations on Sustainable Development Goals and volunteering at the Bled Strategic Forum, to working with international clients and partners at a real estate agency and working as an analyst on public sector and sustainability projects at one of the largest global consulting firms.
Apart from his native Slovene, he speaks English, Russian and Serbo-Croatian, as well as some Portuguese and Spanish. His main hobbies are basketball, music, arts and travelling.