Zoran Lutovac, Doctor of Political Sciences, President of the Democratic Party (DS)
Born on 7 August 1964 in Belgrade.
Graduated, earned a master's degree and doctorate at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Holder of a scholarship of the University of Belgrade during regular studies and a scholarship of the City of Belgrade Science Community for postgraduate studies at the Institute of International Politics and Economics.
Worked at the Institute of Social Sciences from 1992, was the Serbian Ambassador to Montenegro from 2008 to 2013, and then returned to the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade. Was an associate of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Speaks German and English.
Member of the Yugoslav and afterwards Serbian Association of Constitutional Law since 1994. President of the Institute of European Studies Governing Board 2001-2004.
Member of the Institute for Textbooks and Teaching Aids Governing Board 2001-2004.
Member of the European Movement Serbia Forum for International Relations.
Member of the Serbian Political Science Association.
Member of the SASA Board for the Study of National Minorities and Human Rights.
Published three monographs and more than 70 articles and chapters in domestic and foreign scientific journals and collections in the field of international relations, human and minority rights and political relations in Serbia and the region. Participated in dozens of empirical studies of political public opinion in Serbia and specialised studies such as ethnic distance and inter-ethnic relations. Organised dozens of roundtables, scientific and expert discussions, summer schools and public debates. He researches the phenomena of migration and populism.
Member of DS since 1996.
Adviser to the President of DS 1996-2003.
President of the DS National Minorities Departmental Committee (1997-2003).
Director of the Ljuba Davidovic Fund (2001-2004).
President of the DS Human Rights Departmental Committee (2004-2008).
Member of the DS political council from 2000-2008 and 2013-2016.
Minister of European Integration of the DS Shadow Government 2015-2016.
President of the Political Council 2016-2018.
President of DS since 2018.
Advisor to the Prime Minister of Serbia (2001-2003) for political issues.
Member of the Serbian Government Kosovo-Metohija Coordination Body 2001-2003.
Member of the Serbian government's expert team for redefining relations between Serbia and Montenegro in 2001-2002.
Member of the Federal Government expert team for the Law on National Minorities in 2001.
Expert consultant of the Commission for the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro 2001-2002.
Expert consultant of the Constitutional Commission for the adoption of the new Serbian Constitution in 2003.
Coordinator of the Expert Team for the Constitution of the President of Serbia 2004-2006.
President of the Council for Relations with Civil Society of the President of Serbia 2007-2008.