Mirella-Marie Katarina Radman is a screenwriter, blogger, and investigative writer. She was born in Yugoslavia in 1973 and has lived in Croatia, Canada, Belgium and the U.S. She studied at the University of Toronto (Victoria College) where she earned a B.A. (1996) in History and Political Science, with a Minor in Comparative English Literature and later completed an M.A. in International Relations and Political Economy (1998). From 2002 - 2006 she was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University where she completed a second M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations and Communications (2005). Her dissertation thesis was entitled: ‘A Cost Benefit Analysis of Ukrainian Membership in NATO: The Ticking Bomb on Russia’s Front Door.’ She is a specialist in Russian and Eastern European Studies, The Cold War, and International Security in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
She has worked for The Globe and Mail, The Boston Consulting Group, and NATO as a senior consultant, advisor, and portfolio manager, with a focus on defense, democratization, and NATO’s shifting organizational strategy from the bi-polar world of the past to the international war on terror.
In addition to her academic areas of expertise, she is also an accomplished screenwriter and blogger with an avid interest in film, arts, gastronomy and travel, and has published works on these topics for international publications and news organizations. Her upcoming novel, ‘The Cold War’s Chess Game: Syria on the Brink of Collapse’ will be published in late 2017. It will be available in Arabic, German, French, Italian, Croatian, Serbian and Russian.
She has also written and co-edited numerous film scripts including the upcoming, ‘The Last Course’ (release 2017) recipient of a renowned grant from the Toronto Arts Council (2016). Mirella-Marie Katarina is currently in the process of working on a number of documentary shorts and television projects for HBO, Netflix, and Showtime (in the US and Canada), as well as Canal+/ZDF networks in France, Iceland and Germany.
She has completed screenwriters courses organized through the Canadian Arts Council (CAC) and The University of Southern California (USC), and has been selected for writers workshops through the HBO Access Writing Fellowship (Fall 2016), The Icelandic Writer's Retreat (Spring 2017), and many more.
Mirella-Marie Katarina Radman currently works for Canada’s national newspaper, The
Globe and Mail. She splits her time between Toronto, Canada and Split, Croatia and is fluent in English, German, French, Italian, Croatian, Serbian and Russian. She is an accomplished equestrian show jumper and in her spare time enjoys traveling, culinary projects, photography, painting, tennis, archery, classical music, the art of the mushroom hunt, and all things that pertain to Croatia, Montenegro and Iceland.