Milan Veselica joined the Institute of International Politics and Economy in March 2023. The main area of his academic interest is the relationship between religion and politics in the modern world, with a special emphasis on the Roman Catholic Church as a transnational religious actor, ecumenical relations, and religious nationalism. Currently, Milan Veselica is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. At the same faculty, he earned BA in International Studies (International Politics) and MA in Political Science (Politics and Religion). The topic of his master’s thesis is Transnational Religious Organizations and Politics: The Relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches. He actively volunteers at the Center for Latin American Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. From December 2022 to March 2023, he was a research assistant on the Religion and Territorial Conflict project conducted by Bar Ilan University in Israel.