A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Diocese of Western America

Diocesan Hierarch:
His Grace Bishop Dr. +MAXIM

Residence:
2541 Crestline Terrace
Alhambra, CA 91803

Office - 626-289-9061
Residence - 626-284-6825
Fax - 626-284-1484

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Website: www.westsrbdio.org
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Episcopal Deputy:
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovic
3335 Mary Lane
Escondido, CA 92025
760-489-5024

Episcopal Secretary:
Rev. Jovan Babic

DIOCESAN ECCLESIASTICAL COURT:

His Grace Bishop Maxim, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Petar Jovanovic, Secretary
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovic, Member
V. Rev. Stavrophor Bozidar Draskovic, Member
V. Rev. Janko Trbovic, Alternate

DIOCESAN COUNCIL:

His Grace Bishop Maxim, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Janko Trbovic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Petar Jovanovic
V. Rev. Nikola Ceko
Rev. Stephen Tumbas
V. Rev. Bratislav Krsic, Alternate
V. Rev. Milan Vukovic, Alternate
Ronald Radakovich, Vice President
Obren Gerich, Treasurer
Mimo Papich
Dr. Debra Tasic
Wayne Papac
Ilija Cvetich
Donald Kral, Alternate
Dennis Djajich, Alternate
Michael Jankovich, Diocesan Counselor

DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD:

His Grace Bishop Maxim, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovich
V. Rev. Nikola Ceko
Ronald Radakovich
Obren Gerich
Wayne Papac

AUDIT BOARD:

Milan Cheyovich
Vojin Hadzi-Pavlovich
Jelena Vukmanovic

EPISCOPAL DEANS:

Los Angeles Deanery: V. Rev. Stavrophor Bozidar Draskovic
Jackson Deanery: V. Rev. Dane Popovich
Butte Deanery: V. Rev. Bratislav Krsic

 

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Mladen Mrdalj

Mladen Mrdalj is a PhD candidate who focuses on research and teaching in Comparative Politics, International Relations and Research Methods. His dissertation investigates significance of external factors in the dynamics of domestic political violence in the Yugoslav civil wars. Mladen’s thesis will analyze inter-connected case studies chosen from the context of the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. The central focus of Mladen’s dissertation is how perceptions of the international system influenced domestic elites’ strategic use of violence. The dissertation will also attempt to deal with more theoretical questions, such as: how domestic actors differentiate between the official and actual positions of international actors, how are they trying to manipulate international actors, and what can we learn about conflict management by answering these questions.

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Publishing

Serbian Americans: History—Culture—Press

by Krinka Vidaković-Petrov, translated from Serbian by Milina Jovanović

Learned, lucid, and deeply perceptive, SERBIAN AMERICANS is an immensely rewarding and readable book, which will give historians invaluable new insights, and general readers exciting new ways to approach the history​ of Serbian printed media. Serbian immigration to the U.S. started dates from the first few decades of 19th c. The first papers were published in San Francisco starting in 1893. During the years of the most intense politicization of the Serbian American community, the Serbian printed media developed quickly with a growing number of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications. Newspapers were published in Serbian print shops, while the development of printing presses was a precondition for the growth of publishing in general. Among them were various kinds of books: classical Serbian literature, folksong collections, political pamphlets, works of the earliest Serbian American writers in America (poetry, prose and plays), first translations from English to Serbian, books about Serb immigrants, dictionaries, textbooks, primers, etc.

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