Prof. Dr. Milena Dragićević Šešić

Prof. Šešić is a cultural and media theorist and researcher, university professor, publicist, international expert and lecturer on cultural policy and management, editor, civil society activist and European networker. She is a former Rector of the University of Arts, Belgrade (2001–2004). Today, she is professor of Cultural Policy & Cultural Management, Cultural and Media Studies at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, and the founder and currently head of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans) at the University of Arts, Belgrade. This chair was selected by UNESCO as one of the 10 UNESCO Chairs in the World that are relevant for the implementation of UNESCO 2005 Convention for the Preservation and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. She is a permanent lecturer at European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, Brussels; Moscow School of Social and Economical Sciences; CEU Budapest; I.E.P. Grenoble; University Lyon II; Jagielonian University Krakow, Jyvaskyla University, Finland, University of Buffalo, USA, Columbia University New York, University for Culture, Riga, ECUME, Dijon; University of Skopje, etc. She was external examiner for the Master Program "Art & Media Management in a European Context", Utrecht School of the Arts; President of the Jury for the Cultural Policy Research Award (2004-2012); member of the expert team for Global Cultural Diplomacy Platform. She teaches a range of courses relating to cultural management, cultural diplomacy and media of mass communication.

Relevant (selected) publications

1.) Dragićevic Šešić, M., & Baltà Portolés, J. (2017). Cultural rights and their contribution to sustainable development: Implications for cultural policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(2), 159– 173.

2.) Dragićević Šešić, M., Rogač Mijatović, L., & Mihaljinac, N. (Eds.). (2017). Cultural diplomacy: arts, festivals and geopolitics. Belgrade: Culture Desk Serbia, Creative Europe Desk, Serbia.

3.) Dragićević Šešić, M., & Stefanović, M. (2017). Activism as a Leadership Style: An Independent Cultural Organization in a Troubled Context. Forum Scientiae Oeconomia, (5), 35–42.

4.) Dragićević-Šešić, M., Khristova, S., & Duxbury, N. (Eds.). (2015). Cultural and Sustainability in European Cities: Imagining Europolis. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

5.) Dragićević-Šešić, M., & Dragojević, S. (2005). Arts management in turbulent times: Adaptable quality management: Navigating the arts through the winds of change. European Cultural Foundation.

Relevant (selected) projects and activities

1.) ‘The Other’ and Ourselves: Culture as the agent of social change, joint research project with University of East London and the NGO 484, Belgrade (ongoing).

2.) Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science (BE-OPEN 573950-2016);

3.) New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent, COST Association COST Action CA16213; (ongoing)

4.) NE©XT accelerator - Making a Living from the Arts, Creative Europe - Cooperation projects, 2015 - 2018

5.) Investigating Cultural Sustainability, COST Action IS 1007); 2012-2015