Final conference "Belgrade Model of the US Senate" held in May
The final conference of the project "Belgrade Model of the American Senate" was successfully held on May 16, 2021.
In October 2020, the Center for International Public Policy started implementing the project "Belgrade Model of the US Senate" , under the auspices of the United States Embassy, with the support of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade and the USA Studies Center. The project was launched with the goal of providing students with an opportunity to get acquainted with the work and role of the upper house of the US Congress.
The alumnus of the Studenica Foundation, Radomir Jovanović, is one of the founders of the Center for International Public Policy, and as he states, he wanted to host his fellow alumni and the director of the Studenica Foundation, Dr. Slavka Drašković.
The conference was opened by the media and culture advisor of the American Embassy in Belgrade, Timothy Stendart.
Coordinator of the Project Team and alumni of the FLEX exchange program, Ana Milojević, presented the project to the participants and opened the conference together with the guest. The coordinator of the Sector for International Cooperation and current fellow of the Studenica Foundation, Sava Mitrović, presented the activities of the Center, welcomed the participants and presented the program of conferences for both days.
During the first lecture, entitled Studying in the USA and how to get a scholarship, alumni of the Studenica Foundation Anica Petrović and Sandra Davidović shared their experience of studying and spoke on the topic of scholarships in America.
The next day, two more panels were held. The first panel entitled "Serbian-American Relations in the 21st Century - Challenges and Perspectives" began at 4 p.m. The moderator and member of the Board of the Center for International Public Policy, Radomir Jovanović, talked with political analysts Obrad Kesić and the correspondent of the Radio-Television of Serbia from Chicago, Aleksandar Žigić.
After that, the participants had the opportunity to look at the interview Radomir Jovanović had with Dr. Slavka Drašković, vice president of the Studenica Foundation and former director of the Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region.
The second panel entitled "New American Administration - What the United States and What the World Can Expect from Joseph Biden" began at 7 p.m. The moderator was the coordinator of the Sector for International Cooperation of the CMJP and a current fellow of the Studenica Foundation, Sava Mitrović.
The participants were Dr. Milan Krstić, assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences - University of Belgrade and Denis Kolundžija, deputy editor-in-chief of Cenzolovka.