BELGRADE – SERBIA

BSC2023

500+ participants / 80+ speakers
20+ panels

11-13 OCTOBER / HOTEL HYATT

BSC Advisory Council

The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy is proud to present the newly established Advisory Council of the Belgrade Security Conference. The aim of the council is to help BCSP further the process of internationalisation of the Conference, foster already established partnerships with similar conferences in Europe and wider, as well as explore opportunities for new collaborations. Furthermore, the BSC Advisory Council will help expand the BSC presence throughout the region of South Eastern Europe through the organisation of the BSC Leaders Meetings.
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Milica Delević


Director for Competitiveness, Governance, and Political Affairs at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Milica Delević works on the development and implementation of governance and sector reform policies in the Bank’s countries of operation, as well as oversees political and political economy analysis. Before joining the Bank, Milica worked as the Director of the European Integration Office of the Serbian Government and chaired the Committee for European Integration in the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia. She is currently an Independent Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
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Ambassador Philip T. Reeker


Chair of the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program


Before joining the Wilson Center, Ambassador Reeker served as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom (2021-22) and was Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia (2019-21). Before retiring from the Foreign Service, he was the Secretary of State’s Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations. Earlier in Ambassador Reeker’s extensive diplomatic career, he was the U.S. Ambassador to North Macedonia, Civilian Deputy and Policy Advisor to the Commander of U.S. European Command based in Germany, U.S. Consul General in Milan, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Budapest, Hungary. In Washington, he also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Europe, the Balkans, and Holocaust Issues, as Director of Press Relations, and as Deputy Spokesperson of the State Department. Ambassador Reeker received numerous awards during his career, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award and the American Citizens Abroad Thomas Jefferson Award. He was also named a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
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Vessela Tcherneva


Deputy Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and head of the ECFR’s Sofia office


Tcherneva’s focus topics include EU foreign policy and the Western Balkans and Black Sea region. Between January and July 2022, she was the Foreign Policy Advisor to Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. From 2010 to 2013, Tcherneva was the spokesperson for the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a member of the political cabinet of Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov. Previously, she was secretary of the International Commission on the Balkans, chaired by former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato and former German President Richard von Weizsäcker; the supervising editor of the Foreign Policy Bulgaria magazine; and political officer at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, DC.
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Ambassador Thomas Greminger


Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy


Ambassador Thomas Greminger served as Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from July 2017 until July 2020. On May 1, 2021, he took over as Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). Previously, Ambassador Greminger served as Deputy Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OSCE, the United Nations and the International Organizations in Vienna. He also served as Head of the Human Security Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, which is the Department’s main competence center for peace, human rights and humanitarian and migration policy. From 1994 to 1998, he served in different posts in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, including Head of the Policy and Research Unit.