Milena Dragićević Šešić
University of Arts in Belgrade
Milena Dragicevic-Sesic is a former president of the University of Arts, Belgrade, where she now holds the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management. Dragicevic-Sesic received master’s degrees in Theatre Studies (Paris VIII), Cultural policy (University of Arts Belgrade) and a PhD in Sociology of Culture (University of Belgrade). Her research interest covers wide scope of topics in cultural policies and management, urban policies, cultural and media studies, popular culture. Dragicevic-Sesic is the author of 16 books and 150 essays, translated in 17 languages. She has been editor of numerous journals and book series. Member of National Council of Science (2006-2010); Member of Advisory Boards of Interuniversity Centre, Dubrovnik; European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, Brussels, etc. Expert in cultural policy and management for the EU, European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO. She has guest lectured at numerous universities (Lyon, Grenoble, Moscow, Budapest, Krakow, CUNY and Columbia University NY, University of Buffalo, Jyvaskyla, Vilnius, Lasalle Singapore). Dragicevic Sesic is a civil society activist offering her volunteer support to the development of critical thinking and artivism in country and abroad. In 2002, she received the Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques (the Ministry of National Education and Research of France).