Tihomir Cipek, is a full time professor at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. He served as president of the Croatian Political Science Association. In 2006, he won the Croatian National Award for Science. He was a visiting professor and researcher at the University of Göttingen, Marburg an der Lahn, Vienna, Bonn, Bratislava, London, and at the Institute for the Science of Man in Vienna. The subject of his research interests are political ideologies, Croatian and comparative politics and European studies.