(Posted March 5, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Ivan Vejvoda, executive director of the Fund for an Open Society in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, will be German Marshall Visiting Fellow at Juniata College during the week of March 10 through March 16. During his visit, Vejvoda will speak on "Yugoslavia After Milosevic" at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in 402 Good Hall on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Vejvoda's visit is made possible through a grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The German Marshall Fund was established in 1972 by a gift from the Federal Republic of Germany to honor American postwar assistance under the Marshall Plan.

Vejvoda has been in his present position since 1998. Before that, he served as assistant professor of government at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. from 1997 to 1998. He also served as visiting associate professor of political science at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. from 1996 to 1997,

He is the author of several books on political culture and served as co-editor of the 1999 book "Yugoslavia and After: A Study in Fragmentation, Despair and Rebirth." He also has held faculty positions at Belgrade University and the University of Sussex, in Sussex, England.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program was established to encourage the flow of ideas between the academic and non-academic sectors of society and to connect a liberal education with the world beyond college campuses. The Foundation then helps the colleges to design a weeklong program of classroom visits, lectures, panels, seminars, workshops and informal discussions.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program brings leaders in their fields to the campuses of small liberal arts colleges for a week of classes, informal discussions with students and faculty, and career counseling.

Visiting fellows are matched with liberal arts colleges chosen for their commitment to the goals of the program. Fellows are scheduled for formal presentations in classrooms, panels, and public platforms as well as informal encounters at meals, in student centers, clubs, dormitories, career counseling and individual sessions.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has developed and conducted programs in higher education since 1945. Nearly 200 colleges have participated in the Visiting Fellows program since 1973.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.