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

John Alexander Vidović

John Vidovic is a young musician and composer whose talents, work with students, and presence in various musical circles have already created a significant community impact. Mr. Vidovic specializes in classical guitar, music theory and composition. He has been playing guitar for 13 years and has accumulated 11 years of experience as a self-taught pianist.

John studied guitar with Michael McChesney and Barrios scholar Richard Stover, as well as voice with Christopher Bengochea. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in music composition. As a composer, he has 9 years of experience in composition ranging from solo works to large ensembles, including chorus, wind ensemble and orchestra. He has also conducted original choral composition under the direction of Maestro Donald Neuen with the UCLA Chamber Singers in Royce Hall in June 2011. Mr. Vidovic composed choral works for the West Valley College Chamber singers performed at the Finale concerts in May 2009 and December 2011. His main influences include music from Latin America, Romantic era music, and folk music from Eastern Europe.

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Publishing

Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan

by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)

In 2013 Christian world celebrates 1700 years since the day when the Providence of God spoke through the holy Emperor Constantine and freedom was given to the Christian faith. Commemorating the 1700 years since the Edict of Milan of 313, Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church published a book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan. The book has 72 pages and was translated by Popadija Aleksandra Petrovich. This excellent overview of the historical circumstances that lead to the conversion of the first Christian emperor and to the publication of a document that was called "Edict of Milan", was originally published in Serbian by the Brotherhood of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher, Vrnjci 2013. “The Edict of Milan” is calling on civil authorities everywhere to respect the right of believers to worship freely and to express their faith publicly.

The publication of this beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language book, has been compiled and designed by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith, knowledge of history, and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.

In the conclusion of the book, the author states:"The era of St. Constantine and his mother St. Helena, marks the beginning of what history refers to as Roman, Christian Empire, which was named Byzantium only in recent times in the West. In fact, this was the conception of a Christian Europe. Christian Byzantine culture had a critical effect on Europe; Europe was its heir, and then consciously forgot it. Europe inherited many Byzantine treasures, but unfortunately, also robbed and plundered many others for its own treasuries and museums – not only during the Crusades, but during colonial rule in the Byzantine lands as well. We, the Orthodox Slavs, received a great heritage of the Orthodox Christian East from Byzantium. Primarily, Christ’s Gospel, His faith and His Church, and then, among other things, the Cyrillic alphabet, too."