(CFCCS) was founded in Belgrade, Serbia in 2008 and is an educational center dedicated to the comparative analysis of societies in conflict. Working primarily within the context of the conflicts in the former republics of Yugoslavia and Palestine/Israel, the Center provides opportunities for university students, scholars, activists and educators to critically engage in the study and analysis of conflict, its transformations, and various roles taken up within conflicts. In so doing, the Center offers theoretical and practical resources for those working to be effective agents of social change. We achieve our goals by offering comparative interdisciplinary frameworks for understanding dynamics within societies in conflict.

Stevan Tatalović is a researcher in the field of refugee/migration studies and policies currently working as a Principal Investigator on the European Commission Horizon 2020 project in the field of deradicalization and prevention of violent extremism. Previously, he was engaged as a reporting consultant for Save the Children, CWS Global, UNDP, OSCE with a special focus on migration related research projects. He is currently working on a major research project with the working topic: Border as a method: European ban-opticon policy and new Border identity. In 2018 he was a country researcher in Serbia conducting the ICMPD’s Strength to Carry On, STRIVE Study. Additionally, Stevan was engaged as an academic coordinator at SIT Study Abroad program that covers Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo. Previously, he worked as a teaching assistant at the Belgrade University’s Faculty of Security Studies as well as a researcher at the Human Security Research Center (HSRC). He holds a Master’s degree with the University of Belgrade on the topic of the securitization of migration in the EU with special focus on border management.


Aleksandar Škundrić joined the Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) team in 2010 and currently holds the position of the project coordinator. Previously, Aleksandar worked as the project assistant with the SIT Study Abroad program and as the project leader for the DukeEngage program in Serbia. He holds a BA degree in Communications from the Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University.