David Stevenson and Mladen Joksic

David Stevenson is professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Cataclysm: the First World War as Political Tragedy and With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918.

His main fields of interests lie in international relations in Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries; origins, course, and the impact of World War I.

Mladen Joksic is grants manager for the Carnegie Council. Born and raised in Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, he spent five years as a member of Otpor, a youth movement that worked first to help bring about regime change and later to secure Serbia’s democratic transition. Prior to coming to the United States, Joksic completed the European Commission’s prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy. In 2009 he received an M.A. (cum laude) in public policy from Central European University, where he specialized in international public policy. In 2008, he received his first M.A. (with merit) in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies, having focused on governance and democracy.