Hungary Connects

March 12-13, 2024


Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Vesko Garčević is the Professor of the practice of international relations at Boston University. During his diplomatic career, he held important positions at the challenging political time of the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the democratic transition of Montenegro. He served as the Ambassador of Montenegro in Brussels (NATO and the Benelux countries) and Vienna (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe – OSCE and other International Organizations and Austria). He testified before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the European Parliament on Russia’s interference in the Western Balkans.

He published numerous Op-Eds and authored several papers about Russian and Chinese influence as well as the role of the orthodox church in the Western Balkans. Garčević has cooperated as a consultant with the UNDP, IRI, and NED on several regional projects in the BalkansHe wrote a book chapter about small states diplomacies in The Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation and currently working on a book about the relations between Serbia and Montenegro.