Milena Dragićević Šešić
Milena Dragićević Šešić is a professor of cultural policy and cultural management and former president of the University of Arts, Belgrade, where she now holds the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management. Milena received a master’s degree in Theater Studies (the University of Paris VIII), and in Cultural policy and Management (University of Arts Belgrade), and a PhD in the Sociology of Culture (University of Belgrade). Her research interest covers wide scope of topics in cultural and heritage management, leadership and entrepreneurship, cultural policies, urban policies, cultural and media studies. She is the author of 15 books and more than 150 essays, translated in 17 languages. Dragicevic Sesic is a civil society activistm board member of NGOs (Center for Cultural decontamination, B92 Fund, Creative mentorship, Smart collective, Dragan Klaic fund) offering her support to the development of numerous others in the region, India, Lebanon, Egypt, Cambodia, etc. She works as an expert in cultural policy and management for the EU, European Cultural Foundation, the Council of Europe, UNESCO. She has guest lectured at numerous universities, including the Jyvaskyla university, CEU Budapest, Lyon II, I.E.P. Grenoble, Jagiellonian Krakow, CUNY and Columbia New York, University of Buffalo, Lasalle College Singapore, etc. Received the title Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques (the Ministry of National Education and Research France 2002).