Coalition Language Representative









Jovan Jovanovic is a former Serbian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, 7 Southeast Asian countries, and ASEAN (2011-14), and a former Member of the Serbian Parliament (2016-2020). He is currently the Strategic Development and Partnership Advisor at the SAVA Online School of Serbian Language, Culture and Tradition. Jovan has been exposed to his heritage language since early childhood, thanks to his Polish mother. Besides Serbian and Polish, Jovan also speaks English, Spanish, and Russian. His interest in languages and cultural exchange motivated him to translate 10 books: seven from Polish to Serbian, two from English into Serbian, and one from Serbian into English.

Jovan obtained a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, as an Edward S. Mason and Harvard International Student Fellow. He is a Stanford University Alumnus through the CDDRL Summer Program on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, as well as a Ron Brown Alumnus, a U.S. State Department program through which he obtained a Master of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jovan has rich professional experience, ranging from academic institutions and NGOs to government and international organizations. He is a Global Board member at the Platinum Circle, as well as an Advisor in the 1000 Abrahamic Circles project, a global interfaith community-based project initiated in Indonesia. Jovan has also been very active in bringing together alumni from different U.S.-funded educational programs in Serbia. He was a Board Member of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2005), and since 2015, he has been a Board member of the Harvard Club of Serbia. He is also a black belt holder in the Japanese martial art, Aikido.

Published: Monday, July 12, 2021