On 10 June 2018, CIRSD President Vuk Jeremic gave the commencement address at the prestigious Italian Diplomatic Academy in front of an audience of thousands in the Verona Arena, one of Italy’s most spectacular Roman amphitheaters.
Political extremism and radicalization in liberal democracies are not new phenomena. For the past several hundred years, Western thinkers have struggled to determine how far a citizen of a liberal democracy could legitimately go in expressing his or her beliefs and, more importantly, acting on them.
The Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development held a Horizons Discussion entitled “The Belt and Road: Pledge of the Dragon” on February 19th 2018 in Belgrade. Moderated by CIRSD President Vuk Jeremić, the discussion about current world affairs featured one of the most influential and respected commentators on international affairs, Ian Bremmer and the former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd.
The Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) launched the Serbian edition of the latest book by Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, the most influential foreign policy think-tank in the world, entitled "A World in Disarray". Besides the author, the Belgrade launch featured remarks by CIRSD President Vuk Jeremić.
In mid-November 2017, CIRSD Senior Fellow and Horizons Editor Damjan Krnjević Mišković attended the annual meeting of the prestigious Astana Club, the Eurasia region’s most prestigious high-level, off-the-record, invitation-only event.
On 4-5 December 2017 CIRSD President Vuk Jeremic attended the prestigious annual Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, organized by the Körber-Stiftung in partnership with the German Foreign Ministry.
CIRSD President Vuk Jeremić gave the keynote address of the 2017 Macedonia 2025 Summit in Skoplje, devoted to the political, economic, scientific and technological progress of the region. He stated that countries in this part of the world should not be discouraged by the fact that the EU might be lacking consensus of the question of enlargement.
CIRSD President Vuk Jeremić participated in the annual Warsaw Security Forum, held on 8th and 9th of November 2017, in the capital of Poland. He was the keynote speaker on a panel entitled “Global Outlook Track Struggling for Peace – An agenda for the Security Council”.
The Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) launched the Serbian edition of the latest book by Itamar Rabinovich, a biography of the former Prime Minister of Israel and a 1994 Nobel Peace Prize Winner- Yitzhak Rabin, entitled Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, leader, statesman
At the invitation of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), a delegation of the Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China visited Belgrade, meeting with CIRSD President Vuk Jeremic and CIRSD senior staff.