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Ivan Vejvoda

Vice President for Programmes, German Marshall Fund of the United States

‚ (Chair)


Ivan Vejvoda is a Serbian diplomat and current Vice President of the German Marshall Fund (GMF). From 2003 to 2010 he served as Executive Director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the GMF dedicated to strengthening democratic institutions in South Eastern Europe. Mr. Vejvoda moved to GMF in 2003 after distinguished service in the Serbian government as Senior Advisor on foreign policy and European integration to Prime Ministers Zoran Đinđić and Zoran Živković.  Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Belgrade-based Fund for an Open Society from 1998 to 2002. During the mid-1990s, Mr. Vejvoda held various academic posts in the United States and the United Kingdom, including one-year appointments as Associate Professor at Smith College in Massachusetts and Macalester College in Minnesota, and a three-year research fellowship at the University of Sussex in England. Mr. Vejvoda was a key figure in the democratic opposition movement in Yugoslavia through the 1990s, and is widely published on the subjects of democratic transition, totalitarianism, and post-war reconstruction in the Balkans. He is a member of the Serbian Pen Club and is a board member of American social science journals Constellations and Philosophy and Social Criticism.