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Ljubomir Filipović

Ljubomir Filipović


Ljubomir Filipović is a Montenegrin political scientist focused on foreign influence and information integrity. He holds an MSc. degree in international relations. He works as a consultant and analyst for different organizations. He worked with the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, UNDP, and McCain Institute, and provided consulting and advisory services for numerous international nongovernmental, governmental, and media organizations in Europe, the US, and Eurasia.

He serves as the CEO of Edumonte, a holding company engaged in private education, which is providing educational management consulting services in Europe and Eurasia. Filipović is also Arizona State University World Innovator (AWI) at the university's National Security, Diplomacy, and Leadership Laboratory (ASU LNDS). He was selected as a 2019 McCain Institute Next Generation Leader. He is the author of numerous articles, studies, and reports on the topic of security, information integrity, and foreign influence. He is a member of the expert pool of the European Center of Excellence for defense against hybrid threats (Hybrid CoE) and the Group of Independent Experts of the Congress of Local Authorities of the Council of Europe.

In 2022, with a group of exiled Russian academics, and with help from the US-Russia foundation, he co-founded the Faculty for Liberal Arts and Sciences in Montenegro.

Filipović was the vice president (deputy-mayor) of the Municipality of Budva and served as president (mayor) of the same municipality. He was an adviser and an official of the Social Democratic Party. Founder and chairman of the Budva Foundation, the Civic Initiative "21 May", member of the executive board of the Balkan Ukraine Cooperation Network (BUCN).

He is a columnist and analyst of CdM (Cafe del Montenegro), a leading Montenegrin news website. He is frequently invited to provide commentary for the regional (Balkans) and global media, such as The New York Times, Guardian, Al Jazeera, Euronews, and others.

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