Hana Semanić is a Research Fellow at the Central European University, Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS). She joined CENS in November 2010, concentrating on SEE-EU relations with a special focus on the Western Balkans.
Hana Semanić earned her M.A. degree in International Relations and European Studies from the CEU in 2010 supported by the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her thesis focused on the security sector reform analyzing the dissimilar forms and modalities of local ownership in defense and police reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The systematic field research conducted for it helped her narrowly define her future research and professional interests. Before coming to the CEU, she worked for a development agency (2007-2009) managing a cross-border cooperation project between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.