Dr Dragan R. Simic (1961, Medvedja), Serbia, is a Dean and full time professor at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Science. He teaches international relations, national and global security, grand strategy and strategic thinking, geopolitics, foreign and security policy of the United States and Serbian – American relations at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences and at the universities in the region and abroad (Bosnia and Herzegovina (Banja Luka), Montenegro, Italy, Greece USA …). He teaches also at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, at the Military Academy and the highest military schools in Serbia. Professor Dragan R. Simic was 2016 appointed as professor of Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, on the basis of agreements on cooperation between the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Center for the Study of the USA) and the University of Clemson. As editor of the publishing activity in the IIC SSO Serbia (1986 – 1990), he edited more than 60 monographs, then as chief editor of the magazine Ideas, Big and Small editions idea edited the Selected Works of Wilhelm Reich in five volumes. He published number of books and dozens of articles in scientific journals and proceedings. He served as a Vice Dean for undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade (2003 – 2004). He is founder and director of the Center for the Study of the United States at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade (2004). He established a systematic and comprehensive study of American Studies in Serbia. Also, he is the chief of the USA master studies at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal “International Studies” from Zagreb, “Review of International Affairs”, “Vojno delo” and “Journal of Regional Security” from Belgrade. He was a Fulbright scholarship program fellow for US foreign policy at the University of South Carolina (2003) and visiting fellow at the Matthew B. Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (2006).
He speaks English and Russian and has basic knowledge of Latin and Italian language. He is married and father of one child.