Vice-President for Programmes, German Marshall Fund, Washington D.C.
Ivan Vejvoda is a Serbian diplomat and currently the Vice President of the German Marshall Fund (GMF). From 2003 to 2010, he served as an executive director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the GMF dedicated to the strengthening democratic institutions in South Eastern Europe. Mr Vejvoda moved to GMF in 2003, after distinguished service in the Serbian government as a Senior Advisor on foreign policy and European integration to Prime Ministers Zoran Đinđić and Zoran Živković. Prior to that, he served as an 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 appointment 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 throughout 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.