Biography and education
Dr. Orhan Dragaš was born in Prizren, Serbia, Kosovo and Metohija. He finished elementary school in Dragaš (Serbia, Kosovo and Metohija), high school for electrical engineering in Prizren and college (graduate technologist) in Belgrade. He received his PhD in 2012 from the European University of Brussels on “Modern National Security Systems and the Intelligence and Security Community”. He continued his post-doctoral training at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), course Business, International Relations and the Political Economy (2018), Yale University (Yale School of Management), “Accelerated Management Programme” (2019), as well as at Oxford University’s “Executive Leadership Programme” (2020). He is married to Nena, with whom he has four children, a daughter Anđela and sons Luka, Andrej and Stefan.
Scientific and research work
Dr. Orhan Dragaš is the founder of the International Security Institute, based in Belgrade. This expert, non-governmental organization brings together experts in the fields of law, security, diplomacy, economics, communications … and cooperates with numerous governmental and expert organizations in Serbia, the Balkans and Southeast Europe. He is involved in research and consulting in the fields of politics, security and international integration, especially the EU and NATO.
Dr Orhan Dragaš is the European Commission’s (EU) expert for migrations and internal affairs. He is a member of Chatham House, the British Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI). He is the author of books “Modern Intelligence and Security Community – Utopia or Reality” and “Two Faces of Globalization – Truth and Deception”.
In early 2005, he founded the Faculty of Diplomacy and Security, the first of such profile in Eastern Europe. As lecturers, at the Academy have worked the most influential professors, scientists and researchers from Serbia and the countries of the region.
He publishes interviews and columns in the media in Serbia and the Balkans, on current political, economy and security topics, as well as articles on international relations and security in scientific journals and within expert conferences.