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Alumni Notes
Sasha Mart
M.I.A., 2000; HI East Central Europe Certificate

After 22 years I am back in New York City, serving as Minister Counselor with the Permanent Mission of Serbia to United Nations. Since my days at Columbia, I have been a professional diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. I’ve been posted to Serbian Embassies in Pretoria, South Africa, as deputy head of mission 2015–2020, and in Nairobi, Kenya, 2005–2009, as a chargé d’affaires and acting permanent representative to the United Nations Environment Program and UN Human Settlements Program. Between postings abroad I was working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgrade on a range of UN-related issues and most recently on the European Union Affairs and Regional Initiatives, where I was deputy national coordinator for the Central European initiative (Trieste, Italy) as well the Western Balkans Fund (Tirana, Albania) and in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region Priority Area 10 (institutional capacity and cooperation). I was also in charge of the Višegrad Group and the International Višegrad Fund and of the Chairmanship-in-Office of the Western Balkans Fund in 2022.