Drazen Šimleša (1976, Bjelovar) graduated, got a master's degree and a doctorate in Sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. He is employed as senior assistant at Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb. He studies globalization and sustainable development. So far, Šimleša has published four books and several scientific papers. He teaches Globalization at Peace Studies, Global Society and Sustainable Development at Croatian Studies. Active on the civil society scene, he currently volunteers as the secretary of the Green Network of Activist Groups (ZMAG) and the Vice-President of the Balkan Ecovillage Network (MEB).