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His Excellency Srdjan Darmanovic


Srdjan Darmanovic became Ambassador of Montenegro to the United States on Nov. 30, 2010.

An associate professor of comparative politics at the University of Montenegro, Ambassador Darmanovic was previously the founder and first dean of the university’s Faculty of Political Science (2003-10). He was also the founder and president of the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), a nongovernmental organization and think tank based in Podgorica, Montenegro (1997-2010), and he has been a guest lecturer at various universities in Washington, D.C. (Johns Hopkins), as well as in Rome, Hamburg and Belgrade, where he was a member of the political science faculty.

In addition, Ambassador Darmanovic was a former MP in the Federal Parliament of the former Yugoslavia (1992-96), an international research group member for the Aspen Institute (1997-98), and he has testified twice before the Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress (1998, 2000).

Ambassador Darmanovic has been a member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe since 2005, working in the commission’s Council for Democratic Elections and Sub-Committee for Democratic Institutions. He is also the author of two books — “Malformed Democracy – the Drama of Yugoslav Post-Communism” (1993) and “Real-Socialism: Anatomy of a Collapse” (1996) — and has co-authored several books and written various articles in publications such as the D.C.-based Journal of Democracy and the East European Constitutional Review in New York City and Budapest.

Ambassador Darmanovic’s hobbies include chess, for which he holds the international rating of master level.

Contact Information

Embassy of Montenegro
1610 New Hampshire Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 234-6108
Fax: (202) 234-6109

Website: http://www.embassyofmontenegrous.info/