Ivan Vejvoda

Acting Rector, IWM

Ivan Vejvoda is Acting Rector and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

From 2010 – 2017 he was Senior Vice President at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS) in Washington D.C.

From 2003-2010 he was the Executive Director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of GMFUS supporting democratic initiatives and civil society.

Vejvoda came to GMF in 2003 from distinguished service in the Serbian government as senior advisor on foreign policy to PM Zoran Djindjić.

He was 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 Kingdom (University of Sussex) the US (Macalester and Smith Colleges).

Ivan Vejvoda was involved in the democratic opposition movement in Yugoslavia through the 1980s and 1990s

A political scientist and political theorist he has published extensively on: democracy, totalitarianism, the French Revolution, comparative European politics, Balkans.

He was awarded the French National Order of Merit in the rank of Officer (2006) and the Italian Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity rank of commander (2007)