Death of Freedom House Program Participant Mourned
Freedom House mourns the passing of Dragan Radulovic, a collaborator and friend, who died on October 29 after participating in a Freedom House program in the United States.
Mr. Radulovic, who worked on security sector reform in Serbia, was an expert in the field of sociology of crime. He taught as an assistant professor of social control and deviance at the University of Belgrade. He was in the United States as part of a Freedom House study tour. Upon completion of the program, he was scheduled to lecture at U.S. Universities.
Dragan, who was 48 years-old, was the author and co-author of eight books on police reform, social deviance in contemporary Yugoslav society, prostitution, social characteristics of suicide, AIDS, and drug control policy in post-Communist societies.
He was a Senior Associate at the Nis Centre for Human Rights and has also worked with LEX and Civic Initiatives.
"Dragan's immense knowledge, humility, inspirational energy and drive will be deeply missed by us all," said Mike Staresinic, director of Freedom House's Serbia programs. "He was a dedicated member of Serbia's civil society, and he embodied Serbia's unique spirit of perseverance as it continues its challenging transition to democracy."
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports democratic change, monitors the status of freedom around the world, and advocates for democracy and human rights.