Mladen Joksic is grants manager for the Carnegie Council. In addition to writing grants and identifying new partners for the Council, he develops promotional materials that showcase the Council's mission and programmatic impact. Joksic also works with the the Council's president and communications director to explore creative ways to increase the Council’s visibility.
Joksic came to the Council with a background in international affairs, having worked as a research assistant and civic activist in Europe and the United States.
Born and raised in Milosevic's Yugoslavia, he spent five years as a member of Otpor, a youth movement that worked first to help bring about regime change and later to secure Serbia's democratic transition. Immediately prior to joining the Council, Joksic interned with Independent Diplomat. Previous work experience also includes nonprofit work in New York City as well as time spent monitoring corruption in Serbia’s high educational system.
Prior to coming to the United States, Joksic completed the European Commission's prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy. In 2009 he received an M.A. (cum laude) in public policy from Central European University, where he specialized in international public policy. In 2008, he received his first M.A. (with merit) in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies, having focused on governance and democracy. He has a B.A. in political science from the University of Belgrade.
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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2011