Dr Zoran Dragišić

Born: 21 January 1967, Belgrade, Serbia

Zoran Dragišić is full professor and vice dean for development on Faculty of Security Studies – University of Belgrade. He has served in the National Assembly of Serbia since 2016 as part of the parliamentary grouping of the Serbian Progressive Party (Srpska napredna stranka; SNS). He was previously a candidate for president of Serbia in the 2012 presidential election.

He graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Security Studies in 1991 as valedictorian and subsequently earned a master’s degree (1999) and Ph.D. (2004) from the university’s law faculty.

Dragišić was a founding member of Vuk Obradović’s Social Democracy (Socijaldemokratija; SD) party. This party eventually became divided and factionalized, and in January 2008 Dragišić established a breakaway group called the Independent Social Democrats (Nezavisni Socijaldemokrata, NSD).

In August 2009, Dragišić merged the NSD into the newly formed Social Democratic Party of Serbia (Socijaldemokratska partija Srbije; SDPS) led by Rasim Ljajić. In October 2011 he was chosen as leader of a new group called the Movement of Workers and Peasants of Serbia (Pokret radnika i seljaka; PRS).

He is currently a member of the parliamentary defence and internal affairs committee; a deputy member of three other committees; a deputy member of Serbia’s delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly; the head of the parliamentary friendship group with Turkey; and a member of the parliamentary friendship groups with China, Israel, Syria, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.