Dr. Stevan Gajić

Stevan Gajić is a researcher at the Institute of European Studies in Belgrade and professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The areas of his academic expertise are American political thought, European studies (especially the politics in central and eastern Europe and the Balkans), and Russian and post-Soviet politics and international relations. Stevan is often a political commentator for media in Serbian, English and Russian languages, including: Radio-Television Serbia, Politika (leading Serbian daily), NIN (leading Serbian weekly), N1 TV (CNN affiliate in the Balkans), Russia Today, Sputnik International, and Eurasia Daily.

Language Skills: Serbian (native); English (fluent); Russian (fluent); Bulgarian (intermediate); Macedonian (intermediate)

Educational Background:

University of Belgrade Faculty of Political Sciences, PhD, thesis: „Two perceptions of African American Future in United States: Frederick Douglass and William Du Bois“


Central European University in Budapest, MA, Nationalism Studies


University College London, MA, School of Slavonic Studies and East European Studies


University of Belgrade Faculty of Political Sciences, BA, Political Science Department


Belgrade Open School - “EU and Balkan“ educational program


University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire - Political Science Department - student exchange program

Professional Experience:
2019 - present

Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) Department of Comparative Politics

2012 - present

Research Associate at the Institute of European Studies in Belgrade

  • Fear of Ideology: Political Theory and Political Practice in Contemporary Russia // Serbian Political Thought. 2018.
  • Афроамерички интелектуалци и хришћанство // Култура полиса. 2017.
  • Сједињене Америчке Државе: Град на брду или капиталистичка империја — Фредерик Даглас и Вилијам Де Бојс // Godišnjak. 2017.
  • Заједничка спољна и безбедносна политика ЕУ према Русији у украјинској кризи — од вредности Брисела до блата Донбаса // Заједничка спољна и безбедносна политика Европске уније. Београд: Институт за европске студије, 2016.
  • A Hot Summer in the Balkans // Katehon. 2015.
  • Miša Đurković, “The Dark Corridors of Power” // Journal of Eurasian Affairs. 2015.
  • Сербский народ — Бресткая крепость, которая ждет победы России (взгляд на Украину из Белграда) // Геополитика. 2014.
  • Феминизам Фредерика Дагласа // Култура полиса. 2014.
  • Self-determination vs. State Sovereignty — Contemporary Lessons from the 1938 Munich Conference //Journal of Eurasian Affairs. 2013.
  • Will Kymlicka «Multicultural Odysseyes — Navigating the new international Politics of Diversity» // Синтезис. 2011.
  • Аболиционизам Фредерика Дагласа // Право и друштво. 2010.
His projects with ICG:
    ICG International
    Consulting Group

    The International Consulting Group is a voluntary, non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organisation established for an indefinite period to set and realise goals in the field of civil society development, international, cultural and economic cooperation and education.


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