GLO Fellow Dejan Kovač (Princeton University) is running for President in Croatia.
Dejan Kovač (Princeton University and GLO) has announced his campaign for the upcoming presidential elections in Croatia.
See: Media report. YouTube. Facebook. Personal Website.
Dejan Kovač said:
- “Croatia is in a very bad situation: politically, economically and morally. Basic human rights and democratic values are long gone. For the past several years through my public speeches I tried to highlight the main problems in our democracy but with no success. Politicians do not listen, so I decided to engage in a more active social role.”
- “Once you see this level of injustice, anyone with any level of dignity cannot remain indifferent to people’s suffering. I have time, but Croatia does not. We are on a turning point. Either we are going to make strong changes in our set of values or we will perish.”
- “In 10 years time, when my kids will ask me: “Dad, where were you when all of this was happening?” I want to be able to look them in their eyes and say that I gave my best.”
- “During the course of my life I was always the underdog, this time it will be the same, but what is most importantly – I never ran from a fight. “
GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann and Dejan Kovač were colleagues during Zimmermann’s appointment at Princeton University 2016/2017, and GLO supported the Croatia conference organized by him in 2017. See REPORT 1 and Report 2.
Klaus F. Zimmermann said: “Dejan Kovač is man with vision, passion and energy. At this time, we badly need the political engagement of people with strong academic routes. I wish him all the best for his ambitions!”
Zimmermann has good memories of his visit to Umag/Croatia in 2017, from the conference and the wonderful holiday island: See Report 1 and Report 2.