Gordana Bekcic Pjescic joined the CENTER’s team as a Strategic Communication Consultant in June 2019. Her background and expertise in the sphere of public relations and communication in public administration and business sector should elevate the Novi Sad conference as a unique event in Serbia and the SEE region. She holds a PhD and a master’s degree in US Studies from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. She also completed a specialization in Cultural and Gender Studies at the Alternative Academic Educational Network, Belgrade (AAEN). Gordana authored a book that looks into the revolutionary aspects of American statehood (“Od ideje do slobode”) and has written numerous articles related to literature, theater, culture, political science and the media.