Vesna Pusić

Vesna Pusic

Currently, Member of Parliament, Croatia

Official Candidate of the Republic of Croatia for the position of the UN Secretary-General (2016)

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, First Deputy Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Croatia (2011 – 2016)

Member of the Croatian Parliament elected in sixterms (2000; 2003; 2007; 2011; 2015; 2016)

Chairwoman of the National Committee for Monitoring the EU Accession Negotiation (2007 – 2011)

Founding member and leader for 11 years of Croatia’s People’s Party – Liberal Democrats

Vice-President of the Party of European Liberals (ALDE Party) in three terms (2007 – 2013)

Vice-president of the Board, Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna 

Professor of Sociology and Political Theory, University of Zagreb

Taught at a number of American and European universities

The author of five books and numerous scientific and professional articles 

Honours and Awards

  • Awarded Chevalier dans l’Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur, by the President of the French Republic, for outstanding achievement in promoting European goals, both in personal and professional capacity (2016)
  • Awarded “Dr. Elemér Hantos Prize”, by the Central Europe Foundation, Zurich, for outstanding achievements in promoting Economic Cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe (2013)