400+ participants / 50+ speakers / 15+ panels


Day 1

The world is not safe if it cannot be improved: the relevance of Vojin Dimitrijevic’s pioneering book on security in international relations 50 years later

18:00 – 19:00


Filip Ejdus

Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade

Filip Ejdus is an Associate Professor of Security Studies at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. In his academic research, he studies how identity, memory, emotions and rationality affect security policy and international interventions. The geographic focus of his interests are the Western Balkans, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. He has published extensively in academic journals in the fields of political science, international relations and security studies. His most recent book is Crisis and Ontological Insecurity: Serbia’s Anxiety over Kosovo’s Secession (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). He is also the founder and co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Regional Security.

In addition to these academic interests, Filip Ejdus has been closely involved with public policy as a board president of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, a board member of the Open Society Foundation (OSF) in Serbia, an academic coordinator at the Belgrade Security Forum and the co-chair of the Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group at the PfP Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes. He has conducted policy research dealing with democratic security sector governance, conventional arms control, EU security policy and other areas.

Filip obtained his BA and PhD at the Faculty of Political Science and his joint master’s degree at the LSE and Sciences Po Paris.

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