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

H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremić, president of the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly

Vuk Jeremić was elected President of the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly on 8 June 2012. At the time of his election, he was serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Repubic of Serbia, an office he held starting on 15 May 2007.

Throughout his five years as Foreign Minister, Mr. Jeremić was actively engaged in the work of the United Nations, representing his country at key sessions of the General Assembly and the Security Council. He led the Serbian delegation at high-level segments of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2008, 2010 and 2011), at the annual General Conference of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and at high-level meetings of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

Mr. Jeremić also represented Serbia at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (Istanbul, 2011), the United Nations HighLevel Meeting on Nuclear Security (New York, 2011) and the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (New York, 2010).

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Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the USA

Djerdj Matkovic, ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Washington DC

Mr. Djerdj Matkovic was born in Subotica, Serbia, on May 28, 1955. He graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law in 1978, International Law and International Organizations.

Career

Since February 2015 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia in the United States

April 2014 - February 2015 Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic

August 2012 - April 2014 Foreign Policy Advisor to the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic

February 2012 - July 2012 Chief of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

2011-2012 Director of the Department for North and South America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

2007-2011 First Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington, D.C., USA

2006-2007 Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

2005-2006 Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro

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Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the USA

Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Washington DC: H.E. DJERDJ MATKOVIC

Diplomatic Staff:

  • Vladimir Jovicic - Minister Counselor, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Zdravko Pavicevic- Minister Counselor, Political Affairs, OAS
  • Ljubomir Postic - First Counselor-Head of the Consular Section
  • Aleksandar Vidojevic - Counselor, Political Affairs
  • Sandra Pejic - First Secretary, Political Affairs
  • Ivana Mangov - Second Secretary, Political Affairs and Press
  • Zorka Kekovic - Second Secretary, Political Affairs, Congressional Relations officer

Defense Attache Office:

  • Colonel Dragan Galic - Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Vujaklija - Assistant Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
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Other Diplomatic Missions of Serbia in the USA

  • PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS

854 Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y.10065

H.E. Mr. Milan Milanović, Ambassador

phone: (212) 879-8700
fax: (212) 879-8705
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
web: www.un.int/serbia

  • CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA - NEW YORK

62 West 45th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General

phone: (212) 596 4241
fax: (212) 596 4363
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
web: www.serbiaconsulatenyc.com

  • CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA - CHICAGO

201 East Ohio Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611

Dejan Radulovic, Consul General

phone: (312) 670-6707
fax: (312) 670-6787
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
web: www.scgchicago.org

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Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Canada

H.E. Mihailo PAPAZOGLU
Ambasador

Mirjana Šešum – Ćurčić
Counselor

Miodrag Sekulić
Counselor

Milan Reljić
Attaché

Address:
17 Blackburn Ave.
Ottawa ON K1N 8A2
Canada
Telephone:
(1) (613) 233-6289
(1) (613) 233-6280
Fax:
(613) 233 - 7850
 
E-mail:
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People Directory

Aleksandra Denda

Aleksandra Denda is an internationally recognized, New York-based music artist.

Over the span of years, she’s been performing and recording throughout USA, Europe, Asia and South America, as a leader and as featured artist in the wide array of musical genres, spanning from Soul to World Music, Brazilian, R&B, and Jazz.

Some of these projects include performances with American Idol's Michael Lynche (aka Big Mike) as his background vocalist, recording with the flamenco star Jose Merce on the Latin Grammy nominated album Mi Unica Llave, and co-founding ROSA the international traditional Serbian all-female a cappella group endorsed by NY Folklore Society.

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Publishing

Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection

Proceedings of the Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor

The present volume is a collection of presentations delivered at the St Maximus the Confessor International Symposium held in Belgrade at the University of Belgrade from 18 to 21 October 2012. The Belgrade Symposium brought together the following speakers: Demetrios Bathrellos, Grigory Benevitch, Calinic Berger, Paul Blowers, David Bradshaw, Adam Cooper, Brian Daley, Paul Gavrilyuk, Atanasije Jevtić, Joshua Lollar, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Maximos of Simonopetra, Ignatije Midić, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan, Alexei Nesteruk, Aristotle Papanikolaou, George Parsenios, Philipp Gabriel Renczes, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torstein Tollefsen, George Varvatsoulias, Maxim Vasiljević, Christos Yannaras, and John Zizioulas. The papers and discussions in this volume of the proceedings of the Belgrade Symposium amply attest to the reputation of Saint Maximus the Confessor as the most universal spirit of the seventh century, and perhaps the greatest thinker of the Church. Twenty eight studies have been gathered in the present volume, which is organized into eight chapters, each of them corresponding to the proceedings of the Symposium, all of which are of intense interest and importance. Chapter One brings to light new evidence regarding the sources, influences, and appropriations of St Maximus’ teaching. His mediatorial role as one of the few genuinely ecumenical theologians of the patristic era is acknowledged and affirmed. Chapter Two offers some crucial clarifications on the relationship between person, nature, and freedom. In Chapter Three we find substantial discussion on body, pathos, love, eros, etc. New interpretive paradigms and insights are proposed in Chapter Four, while the next chapter presents the Confessor’s cosmological perspective in light of modern scientific discoveries. Some important ontological and ecclesiological issues are discussed in Chapter Six, while in Chapter Seven we are able to see what contemporary synthesis is possible through St Maximus’ thought. Chapter Eight offers further readings by engaging younger scholars who did not present their papers at the conference but whose studies were accepted by the organizers. In the final paper we find an important overview of the Symposium with a description of the conference’s flow. In an age of plurality and division, it is particularly important to know what our Tradition—shaped by the Fathers—can teach us. In any such endeavor, Saint Maximus the Confessor stands out as the most important theologian of the so-called Byzantine period. Yet his theology, assimilated and incorporated by Tradition, has relevance beyond any single historical period; in fact, the Confessor’s efforts to mediate between East and West distinguish his work as vital for contemporary theological discourse.