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Damjan Krnjević-Mišković

Mr. Damjan Krnjević-Mišković

Damjan Krnjevic Miskovic is the Senior Special Adviser to the President of the Sixty-Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly, serving in addition as his Chief Speechwriter.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Krnjevic Miskovic had served as Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Vuk Jeremic, starting in May 2007. His portfolio included Kosovo and Metohija, relations with the United Nations and the developing world, policy planning, and diplomacy. He helped initiate the establishment of a strategic partnership between Serbia and the People’s Republic of China, and was also the Minister’s principal speechwriter. He managed relations with the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as with numerous faith-based organizations and public policy think-tanks around the world.

Mr. Krnjevic Miskovic is past chairman of the Admissions Commission of the Diplomatic Academy of the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a past member of its Advisory Board. He is also an alumnus of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance, the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Program in National and International Security.

During the period September 2004 – May 2007, Mr. Krnjevic Miskovic served first as Foreign Policy Adviser to the then-President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadic, and then as the President’s inaugural Head of Policy and Analysis. Throughout this period, he served as the President's principal speechwriter. Previously, he was employed as managing editor of The National Interest magazine in Washington, DC. He wrote a bi-weekly column for the influential Russian daily Izvestia, as well as occasional articles and essays for publications such as the Journal of Democracy, National Review Online, the Weekly Standard, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Review of Metaphysics, and Commentaire, as well as several leading Serbian newspapers. He was also Fellow in European Studies at the Nixon Center (now the Center for the National Interest) as well as Senior Fellow at the Institute on Religion and Public Policy.

He graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in 1998.