Skip to content

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Vladimir Matic

Senior Lecturer, retired

Office: 230J Brackett

Phone: 864-656-3233

Fax: 864-656-0690

Educational Background

Belgrade 1962

Political Science
Belgrade 1964

Courses Taught

International Politics in Crisis
U.S. Foreign Policy
American Diplomacy and Politics
Diplomacy: The Art of Negotiation
European Politics
Middle East Politics
Ethnic Conflicts
Balkans and the International Community


Vladimir Matic has been teaching since 1996 at Clemson University. He is an acknowledged expert on American foreign policy, European and Balkan affairs,and the Middle East, and author of numerous papers and articles. He is a former Yugoslav career diplomat and ambassador who resigned the post of Assistant Federal Minister in 1993 in disagreement on policy and moral issues. After the change of the regime in 2000 in Serbia he was the first diplomatic representative of the new government in the United States as a Special Envoy of the Yugoslav President. He is Senior Peace Fellow at the Public International Law and Policy Group. Was Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center 1999. Testified before US Congress Foreign Affairs Committee and Helsinki Commission. Has served since 2000 as a consultant for the Department of State and Foreign Service Institute, 2000-2003 the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2000-20001 analyst at International Crisis Group. Lectured at numerous universities and Foreign Affairs Councils.

Research Interests

U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations including NATO;
European Union; Balkans
Middle East

Research Publications

Exploiting Kosovo to Deflect Reform: Serbia Marches Backward with European Collusion, published by the Public International Law and Policy Group.
Where is Serbia Going, East European Studies Review
Book review Denial and Repression of Antisemitism: Post-Communist Remembrance of the Serbian Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic by Jovan Byford in Politics and Religion (Cambridge Journals).
Kosovo: Myth as Driving Force in Serbian Politics ATINER

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences | 116 Edwards Hall