Ljubica Jelušič is the current Minister of Defense of the Republic of Slovenia. She has been employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana since 1985 and has been Full Professor for Defence Studies since 2005. She has co-operated with the Slovenian Armed Forces on military development and training at the level of senior and general staff. She heads the Warriors in Peacekeeping working group at the European Research Group on Military and Society ERGOMAS. She is a member of the social research panel “Human and Societal Dynamics” within the NATO Science for Peace programme. Dr. Jelušič earned her MSc and her PhD in defence studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, and her post-doctoral studies in military sociology at the Royal Military Academy in Belgium.