Ivan Vejvoda has been a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna since 2017. Prior to this, Vejvoda was the executive director at the German Marshall Fund’s Belgrade-based Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project to strengthen democratic institutions in South-Eastern Europe. From 2010 to 2016, he was the fund’s senior vice president for programs. Vejvoda has worked as a senior adviser on foreign policy and European integration to Serbian Prime Ministers Zoran Djindjic and Zoran Zivkovic. From 1998 to 2002, he was the executive director of the Fund for an Open Society in Belgrade.
Active in the democratic opposition movement in Yugoslavia during the 1990s, Vejvoda co-founded the Belgrade Democratic Forum and the Belgrade Circle of Independent Intellectuals.
Vejvoda studied philosophy at Belgrade University and political science at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He has held academic posts at a number of universities, including the Institute for European Studies in Belgrade, Smith College in Massachusetts, Macalester College in Minnesota, and the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. Since 2005, he has served on a number of advisory boards including the ERSTE Foundation and the social science journals Constellations and Philosophy and Social Criticism.