Ivan Vejvoda is a permanent fellow and director of the Europe at Risk? project at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. From 2010 to 2017 he was senior vice-president at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC, and from 2003 to 2010 was the executive director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy. Following his distinguished service in the Serbian government as a senior foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić, Ivan joined GMF in 2003. He was executive director of the Belgrade-based Fund for an Open Society from 1998 to 2002, and during the mid-1990s held various academic posts in the US and the UK.
He was involved in the democratic opposition movement in Yugoslavia through the 1980s and 1990s and was a candidate for Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia in 2007. He has been awarded the French National Order of Merit in the rank of Officer (2006) and the Italian Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity rank of Commander (2007).