Vladimir Petrovic

Academic Rank: 
Visiting Professor
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
114

I like to think that my interest in history is an expression of a desire to understand the world we live in and how we got here. I came of age in Yugoslavia during the stormy decade of its demise, and I studied history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, where I obtained BA (2003) and MPhil in Contemporary History. Continuing my education at Central European University in the History Department, where I earned my MA and PhD (2009), was a transformative experience. It added a theoretically informed approach to a tradition of solid empirical research; it pushed me into comparative and multidisciplinary methodology; it provided a link between my studies and their application in real life. Starting as a historian of international relations, I ended as a historian of mass political violence. I studied patterns of ethnic cleansing as a researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide studies in Amsterdam and the Belgrade Institute for Contemporary History, as well as an investigator with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor’s Office. My research is therefore situated at the intersection of history and law. Accordingly, at Central European University I lecture both in the Legal and History Departments.

RESEARCH AREAS

Historical narratives in legal context
Globalization and Transitional Justice
Nonalignment and Cold War

COURSES TAUGHT BY VLADIMIR PETROVIC

(Dis)integration in the Balkans 1912-2012
Crimes of War in the Long 20th century
Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context

PROJECTS WITH INVOLVEMENT OF VLADIMIR PETROVIC

Screening Transitional Justice in Serbia, University of Marburg
Transitional Justice Program, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
http://www.niod.nl/en/projects/transitional-justice-programme

EVENTS WITH INVOLVEMENT OF VLADIMIR PETROVIC

 23-25 April 2015. Harriman Institute, Columbia University. ASN 2Annual World Convention
9 December 2015, Transitional Justice Conference, Peace Palace The Hague

Qualification

Postdoctoral studies in NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam 2013
Ph.D. in Comparative History of Central and Southeastern Europe at Central European University 2009
M.Phil. in General Contemporary History, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University 2005
M.A. in Central European History at Central European University 2004
B.A. (Hons) in General History at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University 2003

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