Vanja Pavićević, a PhD candidate and an IIPE’s Research Assistant, delivered a lecture under the title “Different models of state cultural policy – the battle for national or universal heritage?”, as a part of the monthly IIPE`s seminar, which discusses current issues in international relations, foreign policy, international law, security studies, and international economics. Vanja analysed the opposing attitudes of the internationalist cultural policy, represented by market countries, and the nationalist (retentionist) cultural policy, applied by countries rich in cultural heritage (source countries.) The lecturer emphasised how different cultural policies can cause specific disputes regarding the restitution of cultural property, which can indirectly influence the shaping of contemporary international relations. The lecture was followed by an interactive and fruitful debate during which numerous issues regarding the legal protection of cultural heritage were clarified, as well as current interstate cultural property disputes.