In the year of its 75th anniversary, the Institute of International Politics and Economics, in cooperation with the Faculty of Security Studies of the University of Belgrade, organized the 5th International academic conference on Human Security “Innovations, Research, and Knowledge in the (re)configuration of Human Security”. The conference was held in the Solemn Hall of the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade.

At the opening of the conference, the participants were addressed by Dr. Vladan Đokić, Rector of the University of Belgrade and Dr. Vladimir N. Cvetković, Dean of the Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, as well as Dr. Branislav Đorđević, Director of the Institute of International Politics and Economics. On that occasion, Professor Đorđević pointed out that the events and processes that have taken place in the world in the last two years will have significant consequences for international relations, national and regional security, but also for individual security. In his views, it provides a pertinent foundation for organizing such a gathering and a chance for researchers to connect in order to conduct cooperative research.

At the opening ceremony, the attendees were also addressed by the Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia, Dr. Aleksandar Jović, as well as H.E. Yakup Beris, Resident Representative of UNDP in Serbia, and H.E. Jan Braathu, Head of the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Serbia. The conference was ceremonially opened with a speech given by the Minister of Science, Technological Development, and Innovations of the Republic of Serbia, Dr. Jelena Begović. Stating that this conference represents an important forum where, along with comprehensive discussions, the impact of technologies and innovations on modern international relations and the safety of individuals can be observed, the minister wished those present a success in future research efforts.

Introductory lectures were held by Dr. Heriberto Tapia, chief researcher of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP New York), Dr. Giorgio Shani, visiting professor at the London School of Economics, as well as by Dr. Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, professor at SciencesPo in Paris. The Conference brought together 60 researchers from 26 countries who presented their research findings in 9 thematic panels.

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