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Tijana Milosevic
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Tijana Milosevic is research fellow at the American University in Washington DC, pursuing a PhD in Communication. Tijana received an MA degree from the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University and worked with various public diplomacy and international communications organizations. Tijana was trained with the Radio Free Europe and BBC World in London. She is also a recipient of the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award and is currently an Open Society Institute grantee. Tijana is reachable at:

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A Less Discussed Take on Cyberbullying: Building the Culture of Empathy

(6) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 1:36 PM

October was the national bullying prevention month in the United States and the media paid significant attention to the issue, with even Monica Lewinsky joining the anti-bullying campaign in an effort to end the culture of humiliation. Some anti-bullying campaigners criticized her involvement saying it would...

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Transparency in the Age of ADHD

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 2:55 PM

I was having a coffee with a friend when I mentioned I had texted her earlier that day. She apologized for not having responded: "I saw the message," she said. "Oh, I know," I replied with a smirk. She gave me a concerned look. I then showed her the said...

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When Doing Good Lands You Among The TIME 100

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2012 | 11:30 AM

Recent publication of the TIME 100 list triggered my reflection on a recurring topic: What drives a person to desire recognition and fame? And to what extent does this motive drive social activism as well?

A well-known scholar and champion of dignity, Dr. Robert Fuller, proposes...

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Fear of Missing Out, Lately?

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 8:40 AM

Growing up in Serbia in the 1990s, I was fortunate to have a satellite dish with BBC, CNN and SkyNews. There was no Internet yet, and I spent my evenings glued to the warmth of the square screen, watching the international newsrooms, which never failed to fill me with a...

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Self-Expression Through House Dance Culture

(10) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 7:24 PM

It's 2 o'clock in the morning and I am in a club full of people who seem to be dancing in rapture. In the middle of the room, there's a cipher, a circle, where dancers enter one by one, allowing their emotions to come through in their free-style performance. I...

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A Digital Happily-Ever-After

(5) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 10:40 PM

Nearly 23 million Americans tuned in for the royal wedding April 29 -- and about 2 billion viewers worldwide. Some of the wittier tweets out there suggested "planning a royal wedding" as a way to reduce the U.S. deficit. Even here in Serbia, countless people were...

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Japan: The Psychology Behind Dignity

(9) Comments | Posted March 30, 2011 | 11:51 AM

The Japanese people's quiet and dignified response to the natural disaster has been a much-discussed topic in the media. Few articles or TV reports have failed to observe just how admirably the Japanese have behaved in the face of this unparalleled adversity. Knowing so little about Japan, I was curious...

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Gaddafi's Mind: a Political Psychology Perspective

(4) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 10:55 AM

Does Colonel Gaddafi really mean what he says? How delusional is he? Is his claim that Al Qaeda stands behind the uprising against him in Libya a calculated remark, in an effort to make the West reconsider its "treacherous behavior"? Or does he indeed firmly believe that his people are...

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Does Personality Dictate Your Interest in Political News?

(33) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 7:54 AM

In my own experience as a native of Serbia, I was always under the impression that some people who enjoy the political scheming found in Serbian tabloids, and who easily memorize such intricacies, find it to be a useful distraction from life hurdles; a way to live out personal conflicts...

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Workaholism in America: A European's Perspective

(1195) Comments | Posted January 8, 2011 | 10:55 AM

Coming from Serbia -- a country of six million in Eastern Europe that once belonged to a larger, war-torn entity called socialist Yugoslavia -- I wasn't fully aware of the notion of "career anxiety" when I came to Washington D.C. for my MA degree. Until one evening, that is, at...

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