Sladjana Bijelic is a comparative governance and public administration specialist with nearly fifteen years of experience in design, management and implementation of donor-funded governance programs in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Previously, Ms. Bijelic served as SUNY/CID’s Chief of Party in Lebanon where she directed institutional capacity building project providing technical assistance to the Lebanese Parliament and dozen other Arab parliaments under the aegis of the Arab Institute for Parliamentary Training and Legislative Studies. Prior to that, Ms. Bijelic was SUNY/CID’s Associate Director and Director of Programs overseeing implementation of the Center’s portfolio of governance projects worldwide. Over the years, she also served as project director or technical advisor on legislative strengthening and public administration programs in Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza, South Sudan and Iraq. She has also conducted short-term missions on governance initiatives in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. From 2004-2005, Ms. Bijelic was the Moscow based Co–Director of SUNY’s Center on Russia and the United States at the Moscow State University focusing on educational cooperation in the field of public administration and policy.
Ms. Bijelic holds a Masters in Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy focusing on governance issues in post-conflict societies. She has also studied in Denmark, Switzerland, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is fluent in English; native in Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian); proficient in Danish; and has a working knowledge of Russian.