New AtlanticistJun 2, 2023
Five questions (and expert answers) about the recent clashes in Kosovo
By Atlantic Council experts
Protests this week in Kosovo when local officials took office resulted in injuries to NATO peacekeeping troops—and in fears of a further escalation of violence. Atlantic Council experts answer the critical questions.
New AtlanticistNov 3, 2022
Germany steps up in the Western Balkans. Will the EU follow its lead?
By Damir Marusic, Maja Piscevic, Jörn Fleck
Thursday's Western Balkans summit is a sign of momentum for regional economic cooperation and integration—and it couldn't come at a more important time.
Maja Piscevic is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center and representative of the Center in the Western Balkans. Previously, Piscevic served as vice president of communications at the EastWest Institute in New York City. In her role, she designed the ongoing Balkan Dialogues program focused on promoting a constructive exchange of views among experts and policymakers from the Western Balkans, EU, and the United States in pursuit of promoting democracy, rule of law, and lasting solutions to legacy conflicts in the Balkans.
Previously, Piscevic served as executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgrade and as a senior business and legal specialist for USAID in Belgrade. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.
In 2012, Piscevic graduated from the Stanford University Program on Development, Rule of Law, and Democracy, chaired by Professor Frances Fukuyama.
A trained attorney, Piscevic is recognized as a leading advocate for economic integration and political stability in the Western Balkans. She is the founder of the SUMMIT 100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe, and is a published author of There is Here, an autobiographical collection of stories bridging her experience working in New York City with her life experiences and career in the Balkans.
Piscevic has received multiple certificates of appreciation and meritorious honors from the US State Department and USAID.