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Biography

Aleksandar RakovicAleksandar Raković (Belgrade, Serbia, 1972) received BA, MA and PhD degrees in history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.

He defended his magister's thesisYugoslav Public and the Irish Revolution 1916-1923 on July 10, 2007 at the Department of History (History of Yugoslavia). On January 18, 2011 he defended his doctoral dissertation Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968. A Challenge to a Socialist Society, also at the Department of History (History of Yugoslavia).

He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Recent History of Serbia in Belgrade.

He is the author of eight books:

1. Yugoslavs and the Irish Revolution 1916-1923 (Belgrade: Službeni glasnik - Official Gazette, 2009) [in Serbian].

2. The University and Serbian Theology: The Historical and Educational Context of the Establishment of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade (Belgrade: Faculty of Orthodox Theology, 2010; second edition, 2014) (with B. Šijaković) [in Serbian].

3. Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968. A Challenge to a Socialist Society (Belgrade: Arhipelag, 2011) [in Serbian].

4. Yugoslavia - Indonesia 1945-1967: research and documentation (Belgrade: Archives of Yugoslavia, 2014) (auth & ed with Lj. Dimić and M. Milošević) [in Serbian].

5. The University and Serbian Theology: The Historical and Educational Context of the Establishment of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade (Los Angeles: Sebastian Press, 2014) (with B. Šijaković) [in English].

6. Serbs and Religious Interventionism 1991-2015: Political Aspects of Religious Challenges to the Serbian State and Church After the Breakup of Yugoslavia (Belgrade: Hrišćanski kulturni centar - Christian Cultural Center, 2015) [in Serbian].

7. Yugoslavia - Indonesia 1945-1967: research and documentation (Belgrade-Jakarta: Archives of Yugoslavia, National Archives of Indonesia, 2015) (auth & ed with Lj. Dimić and M. Milošević) [in English].

8. History, Religion, Politics (Belgrade: Otačnik, Pravoslavlje, Bernar, 2016) [in Serbian].

The 10th International Herceg Novi Book Fair in Montenegro (2012) awarded Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968 with Book of the Year Award.

The National Archives of Indonesia awarded him in 2015 for "outstanding contribution at the commitment of protection, preservation, research and publication of diplomatic relation archives" published in the books Yugoslavia - Indonesia 1945-1967, in Serbian and English languages.

He is the editor of three books of proceedings:

1. Law, Religion, Culture (Belgrade: Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Faculty of Law, Ministry of Religion and Diaspora, 2012) (with V. Đurić)

2. The Role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Preservation of Identity of Diaspora (Belgrade: Serbian Unity Congress, Ministry of Religion and Diaspora, Studenica Foundation, 2012) (with S. Drašković).

3. Turkey, Regional Power? (Belgrade: Institute of European Studies, 2013) (with M. Đurković).

He published four popular editions:

1. He is the founder and editor of the Serb Land of Montenegro website (www.njegos.org) opened in 1998.

2. He is the editor of the Project Rastko Cetinje (www.rastko.rs/rastko-cg), e-library of the Serb culture of Montenegro opened in 2000.

3. He edited the brochure Historical Self-Consciousness of Montenegrins (Nikšić: Orthodox Youth Brotherhood of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog and Tvrdoš, 2001) [in Serbian].

4. He edited the brochure Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral: Pillar and Stronghold of Orthodoxy (Nikšić: Orthodox Youth Brotherhood of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog and Tvrdoš, 2001) [in Serbian].

Brochures are published unsigned and identity of editor is herewidth confirmed.

He is the coordinator of the interfaith relations of the Republic of Serbia:

1. Coordinator of the Interreligious Council of the Ministry of Religion (2010-2012).

2. Coordinator of the First Interfaith Dialogue Serbia - Indonesia in Belgrade (2011).

3. Coordinator of the Interfaith Round Table of the University of Belgrade (2013).

4. Coordinator of the Second Interfaith Dialogue Serbia - Indonesia in Jakarta (2013).

In the period 2001 – 2003, he was an adviser in the Federal Ministry of Religion and the Federal Secretariat of Religion. From February 2005 to January 2008 he was the Head of the Information and Documentation Centre of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. From February 2008 to September 2008 he was the Assistant Director of the National Archives of Serbia. Since September 2008 to February 2012 he has been the Senior Adviser at the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Serbia.

On behalf of the Republic of Serbia he submitted five papers and spoke at four annual meetings of the OSCE on human rights and religious freedom: in Warsaw (2009 and 2011) and Vienna (2010 and 2011).

He is elected Friend of the President of the Republic of Indonesia for 2013.

He is the author of the Elaborate sent to U.S. Administration that deconstructs false claims presented to the U.S. Senate with intention to pull Montenegro by force into NATO (2017) [full text].

He is the Chairman of the Serbian-Indonesian Society of Friendship Nusantara.

He is a member of the Commission for Museum and Archives of the Red Star Belgrade Football Club.

He is married to Jovana. He is a father of two children, daughter Tamara and son Ilija.

He is a Serb and Orthodox Christian.