Nina Obuljen Koržinek, current Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, worked as a research associate at the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb. Her research interests include cultural and media policy. She has been publishing books and articles as well as expert studies in Croatian and international journals.
She has been working as an expert on various projects for UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the European Cultural Foundation, UNDP, the European Parliament etc. She received the European Cultural Policy Research Award for her research on the impact of the EU enlargement on cultural policies, which was published in the book Why We Need European Cultural Policies: The Impact of EU Enlargement on Cultural Policies in Transition Countries (Amsterdam, 2006). 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.