Žarko Obradović

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Žarko Obradović
Жарко Обрадовић
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Žarko Obradović
Minister of Education and Science
In office
14 March 2011 – 2 September 2013
Preceded by Himself
Božidar Đelić
(Science)
Succeeded by Tomislav Jovanović
Minister of Education
In office
7 July 2008 – 14 March 2011
Preceded by Zoran Lončar
Succeeded by Himself
Personal details
Born (1960-05-21) 21 May 1960 (age 54)
Ivangrad, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Political party Socialist Party of Serbia
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Profession Professor

Žarko Obradović (Serbian Cyrillic: Жарко Обрадовић, pronounced [ʒǎːrko obrǎːdoʋitɕ]; born 1960[1]) is a Serbian politician who was Minister of Education in the Government of Serbia[2] from 2008 to 2013.

He holds a position of Lecturer at the Megatrend University and the Dean at the University’s Faculty of Public Administration.

Apart from his native Serbian, Obradović speaks English fluently and has a working knowledge of French. He is married, and a father of two daughters.

Biography[edit]

Born at Ivangrad in Montenegro, Obradović graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade, where he later also received his MA and PhD. He published two books and ten papers.

From 1998 until 2000, he was Deputy Minister for Local Self-Government and in the Interim Government, while from October 2000 until January 2001 he held a position of Deputy Minister of Higher Education.

He has been MP since 2001. He was President and Deputy President of the Socialist Party of Serbia caucus in the Serbian parliament and has been Deputy President of the Socialist Party of Serbia from December 2006.

On 7 July 2008 he was appointed Minister of Education in the Cabinet of Mirko Cvetković, and held that position in the Cabinet of Ivica Dačić as well until Cabinet reshuffle in 2013.

Government offices
Preceded by
Zoran Lončar
Minister of Education
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
Himself
Preceded by
Himself
Božidar Đelić
(Minister of Science)
Minister of Education and Science
2011 – 2013
Succeeded by
Tomislav Jovanović


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Žarko OBRADOVIC". Council of Europe. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Around 1,500 schools in Serbia set to go on strike Friday". EMG. Tanjug. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.