Dr. Milena Dragićević Šešić, former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, now Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation,professor of Cultural Policy & Cultural Management, Cultural studies, Media studies. Member of National Council for Science (2006-2010).
Board member of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Foundation Marcel Hicter, Bruxelles); Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik. Former ENCATC and ELIA Board Member. Adviser to the Minister of Culture Republic of Serbia (2007-2008). Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques (French Ministry of Education Honour) 2002.
Guest Lecturer at numerous world universities.Published 16 books and more than 150 essays: Art management in turbulent times: adaptable quality management (with S. Dragojevic); Culture: management, animation, marketing (with B. Stojkovic), Intercultural mediation in the Balkans (with S. Dragojevic); Neofolk culture; Art and alternative; Urban spectacle; Horizons of reading…Member of editorial boards of academic and cultural reviews, translated in 17 languages.
Expert in cultural policy and management for European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Foundation Marcel Hicter, Pro Helvetia, British Council etc.
Realized and developed more than 50 projects in cultural policy and management – policy training, strategic management & capacity building training (India, Cambodia, Arab countries, Central Asia, etc).