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Dr. Milena Dragićević Šešić, prof. emerita, former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, founder of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation, professor of Cultural Policy & Management, Cultural studies, Media studies. Diplomas: D.E.A. Paris-VIII 1977, Mag. University of Arts Belgrade (1981), and Ph.D. in literature and communication University of Belgrade (1990).
Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques (French Ministry of Education) 2002. ENCATC Fellowship Laureate 2019. University of Arts Laureate in 2004 & 2019.
Guest Lecturer at numerous world universities. Published 20 books and more than 200 essays: Vers les nouvelles politiques culturelles; Art management in turbulent times: adaptable quality management; Intercultural mediation in the Balkans (both with S. Dragojevic); Culture: management, animation, marketing (with Branimir Stojković); Neofolk culture; Art and alternative… Translated in 17 languages.
Expert for UNESCO, European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe. Realized 50 projects in cultural policy and management (Europe, India, Cambodia, Arab countries, Central Asia).
[…] Milena Dragićević Šešić spoke to us from Belgrade where she had been for the last six months – an unusual timeline for someone who is a nearly constant traveler. While at home, her work habits have been a bit different in that she has been engaged in desk research rather than field research, though there are virtual components that allow her to “visit” places without leaving the safety of home. Dragićević Šešić is involved in two research projects at the moment, one as part of a cultural diplomacy project initiated by the EU cultural centers. She has been involved with this project since 2016 and works with colleagues from around the world as representative for the Western Balkan countries. Another project, also collaborative, looks at the impact of the pandemic on ways of operating among cultural institutions – particularly museums and theaters. To hear more about Milena Dragićević Šešić’s complex and exciting research work, listen to the complete interview. […]