University of Trieste


Igor Jelen is associate professor in economic and political geography at University Trieste, Italy. Since the 1990’s he spent much time in Central Asia, where he carried fieldwork, investigating transition processes of those post-Soviet systems, with special concern economic geography, infrastructure planning, territorial organization, “new Silk Road” and similar transport trans-continental routes projects. Beside this, his favourite research work concerns the Upper Adriatic - Eastern Alpine geography, with particular concern to land use practices in borderlands, trans-frontier processes, European integration issues, trans-European corridors and facilities planning, in the context of post-modern – globalization passage.