Ambassador Vesko Garčević (@VeskoGarcevic) is a Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations in Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. During his diplomatic career, he held significant positions at the challenging political time of the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the democratic transition of Montenegro.
From January 2015 through June 2016, Ambassador Garčević was General Director for NATO and Security Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro and National Coordinator for NATO. He served as the Montenegrin Ambassador to NATO from 2010 to 2014 as well as a bilateral Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Previously, after Montenegro regained independence in 2006, he served as the first Montenegrin Ambassador to Austria and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
He has published numerous op-eds in European and U.S. media. He co-authored several policy reports on the Balkans and Montenegro that were published by U.S. and European think tanks and research institutions.
Ambassador Garčević testified before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (June 2017) and the European Parliament (December 2018) on Russia’s interference in Montenegro and in Balkans affairs.