RAD Alumni to take part in the fifth Belgrade Security Forum

Đorđe Popović

18. September 2015

RAD Alumni to take part in the fifth Belgrade Security Forum

A record number of RAD alumni will take part – both as speakers and participants – in the 5th edition of the Belgrade Security Forum, premier security conference of South East Europe which takes place each fall in Belgrade’s Hyatt Regency hotel.

Belgrade Security Forum is a joint initiative of three organizations – Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, European Movement in Serbia and Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, established in 2011.

This year alone, organizers expect close to 120 speakers and over 700 guests in three days the program lasts – starting with the traditional academic pre-event, over to four plenary panels (the future of OSCE; the issue of political Islam; conflict in Ukraine; and the need for critically re-assesing European model of governance) and as many as eleven (11) specific “break-out” sessions.

For a full listing of topics and speakers, see http://www.belgradeforum.org/agenda.html.

On behalf of the RAD, we are proud to announce that this year’s program will include four of RAD alumni, generations 2013, 2014 and 2015:

  • Ramadan Ilazi‚ Deputy Minister of European Integration, Government of Kosovo (2013);
  • Daniel Mondekar, President of the Committee for European Integration, the Croatian Parliament (2015);
  • Slaven Radunović, President of the Committee for European Integration, the Parliament of Montenegro (2014); and
  • Florian Qehaja, Executive Director, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (2013)

with at least ten of RAD alumni in the audience, specially invited on behalf of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) and BSF. Finally, one of our deans – our original Dean, as a matter of fact, Mr. Ivan Vejvoda, will take an important role in the program; with Pierre Mirel, year 3 Dean, providing input to the round table organized on 30 September.

BSF is supported by five strategic partners, nine donors, three partners, one strategic media partner and a host of other actors. For more info visit

www.belgradeforum.org/organization/organizers-partners.html.