President, Intersection - Centre for Science and Innovation
Aleksandra Drecun, JD, MPA, is the President of Intersection - Center for Science and Innova-tion, Director for Europe of Harvard Alumni Association, the Board Director of the European Science Engagement Association, the World Bank Senior Consultant for Capital Investments, and the partner in Drecun Law Firm. She is the Member of the Trilateral Commission.
Drecun works closely with the U. S. National Science Foundation and the Science Foundation Ireland. She is the member of European Commission DG Research and Innovation Program Committees for the Strategic Configuration of the Horizon 2020 Framework Program, and the H2020 Challenge 6 - Europe in the Changing World. Aleksandra participates in numerous inter-national education, research and innovation projects, and lectures at several European universi-ties and institutes on the topics of Responsible Research and Innovation, Data Science, Ethics, Gender and Research, and Science Engagement. She is the founding member of the Women's Government of Serbia - CSO aimed at promoting women’s expert potential, and the member of the Responsible Research and Innovation Council of the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Aleksandra was the Secretary General at the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Govern-ment of Serbia (2001-2003), Secretary General to the President of Serbia (2004-2006), Special Advisor at the Government of Serbia for the National Investment Plan (2007-2009), and the founding Director of the national Center for the Promotion of Science (2010-2013). She was al-so the representative of Serbia to the Council of Europe GRECO Program and to the Stability Pact Anti-Corruption Initiative, the President of the Managing Board of Belgrade Philharmonic (2006-2010), and the Board Member of Junior Achievement Serbia (2007-2011).
Aleksandra received Nikola Tesla Award, Milutin Milanković Award, Albert Weiss Award, Uni-versity of Belgrade Best Research Paper Award, and two City of Belgrade October Awards. She graduated at the Law School University of Belgrade, passed the Bar Exam for Yugoslavia, and holds Masters degree from Harvard University, J. F. Kennedy School of Government.