About us

Ivan Zverzhanovski

Regional Partnerships Advisor

Based in: Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and Central Asia
From: Serbia
Studied at:  King’s College London
Languages: English, Serbo-Croatian, French, Italian, Spanish

Hi, I'm Ivan ZverzhanovskiMy main areas of expertise are:

1. Securtiy Sector Reform

2. Armed violence prevention

3. Gender Mainstreaming

4. Project design, management and implementation

5. Regional cooperation

I have 15 years of experience in security sector reform, security policy analysis, policy and programming for sustainable development, research and teaching, including 8 years as project and programme manager.

My work

I manage the IRH New Partnerships and Emerging Donors Team, providing support to UNDP RBEC and IRH Senior Management and Country Offices in resource mobilization and partnership development.

I have worked as an academic with both civilian and military education and research institutions and have managed the SEESAC programme in South East Europe, enhancing its work on small arms control and developing its gender and security sector reform portfolio.

Some achievements  

2011 – 2017 SEESAC Coordinator, managing the SEESAC portfolio and leading the development of innovative regional cooperation initiatives in South East Europe

2009 – 2011 Developed the gender and SSR portfolio in SEESAC, helping establish the Women Police Officer’s Network

2007 PhD in War Studies, King’s College London

2005 – 2007: Lecturer in War Studies, King’s College London


James Gow and Ivan Zveržhanovski (2013) Security, Democracy and War Crimes – Security Sector Transformation in Serbia (with James Gow), Palgrave Macmillan

‘Watching War Crimes: The Srebrenica Video’ Journal of Southern European and Black Sea Studies (Vol.7, No.3, 09/2007)

‘The Role of Research at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’ HFG Review (Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 2006)

Security Sector Reform in post-Milošević Serbia and Montenegro: An Assessment DCAF Working papers http://www.dcaf.ch/ August 2004

Gillespie, M.; Gow, J.; Hoskins, A.; O’Loughlin, B.; Zverzhanovski, I. ‘Shifting Securities: News Cultures, Multicultural Society and Legitimacy’ Ethnopolitics, (forthcoming 2009)

James Gow and Ivan Zveržhanovski (2004) ‘The Miloševic Trial: Purpose and Procedure’ Nationalities Papers Vol.34 No4 (December 2004)

James Gow and Ivan Zverzhanovski (2003) ‘Legitimacy and the Military – Revisited: Civil-Military Relations and the Future of the FRY’ in Anthony Forster at al eds Armed Forces and Society London, Palgrave

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