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

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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2001-2005 Minister Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the FR of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro) in Budapest, Hungary

1998-2001 Counselor - Chief of Cabinet of the Assistant Secretary for Bilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1993-1998 First Secretary at the Embassy of the FR of Yugoslavia in Harare, Zimbabwe

1990-1993 First Secretary - Chief of Cabinet of the Under Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1986-1990 Third Secretary at the Embassy of the SFR of Yugoslavia in Ottawa, Canada

1982-1986 Attaché and Third Secretary at the Department for Neighboring Countries at the Federal Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

1981-1982 Trainee at the Federal Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of the SFR of Yugoslavia

Mr. Matkovic speaks English and Hungarian Married, spouse Vera and son Djerdj Jr.

People Directory

Robert J. Pavich

Since 1975, 100% of Bob’s practice has been dedicated to litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. His tort law practice, including medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death cases, has grown over the past 10 years to include tort victims of human rights violations throughout the world- encompassing mass tort and class action litigation.

Bob’s international experience includes work as lead trial counsel at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal from 2001 through 2005. From 2007 through 2010, he was lead defense counsel in five federal deportation prosecutions in Florida and Illinois, all of which resulted in acquittals. During this time, he continued his active personal injury practice, advocating on behalf of those injured through the negligence of others.

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Publishing

The Meaning of Reality

Essays on Existence and Communion, Eros and History

by Christos Yannaras

The collection of articles traces the thought of Christos Yanaras through his long journey in discovering the meaning of existence, communion, eros, and history. It is a cause of immense joy that no fewer than twenty articles of passionate significance and substance have at present been gathered together in this volume under the title The Meaning of Reality.

Yannaras is undoubtedly one of the most significant thinkers of our time. Kallistos Ware once described him as "the most creative and prophetic religious thinker at work in Greece today," while Rowan Williams characterizes him as "one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe." His very wide and no less deep education helps him to develop an inimitable blend of philosophy, theology, and social criticism, and to speak in an original way about the traditional and contemporary issues of human existence, as well as the latest challenges of modern empirical science and political engagement. A detailed knowledge of the writings of the Holy Fathers has always been his foundation amidst the labyrinth of modern thought - which is inimately bound up with psychoanalysis, environmental issues, human rights, postmodernism, and pluralism , to mention just a few. Insistence on the primacy, uniqueness, and eternal value of human personality prevails in almost all his works and inspires his own vigorous theological and ecumenical engagement, based on the Orthodox eucharistic and ascetic tradition.