Advisory Board

Prof Dr Zoran Ilievski


Prof Dr Zoran Ilievski

Associate Professor Dr. Zoran Ilievski

Born on January 21, 1981                                                                                                                                

 

Department of Political Science                                     

Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”                           

Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia
                        

Education

2004                B.A. in Political Science, Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”,  SS Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

2006                M.A. in European Integration and Regionalism, Faculty of Law ,  University of Graz, Graz, Austria

2009                            PhD in Political Science, Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, SS Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

2006-2012      Academic Fellowship Program for Returning Scholars of the Open Society Institute, Budapest, Hungary

2012                Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, Istanbul, Turkey, Program on Public Leadership in South-East Europe

 

Language proficiency

Spoken and written Macedonian, English, Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian and Bulgarian.

 

Work experience

2009- present  Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia

 

                        Political Affairs Adviser

                        Program Coordinator of the School of Young Leaders of President Ivanov

                        Coordinator of the Council of Foreign Affairs of President Ivanov

 

2007-present   Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

 

                        Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”

                        Assistant at the Chair for Political Theory (2007-2009)

                        Assistant Professor of Political Theory (2009-2014)

                        Head of Department of Political Science (2009-ongoing)

                        Associate Professor of Political Theory (2014-present)

 

2009-2012      Coordinator of the Теmpus IV ETF-JP-00442-2008 international project:  “Examples of Excellence in Joint Degree Program Development in South-Eastern-Europe”

 

2009-2014      Contact person for the Republic of Macedonia of the FP7 Research Program of the European Union, in the area of Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities

 

2008-2010      Assistant Coordinator of the Tempus JEP-41035-2006 international project: “Masters Programs in EU Institutions and Policies and Political Management”

 

2005-2009      Senior Non-Resident Researcher at the Kompetenzzentrum Südosteuropa in Graz, Austria and a collaborator of EURAC Research in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

 

2006-2010      Founder and Executive Board member of “Euro Consulting Funds”, consultancy company for EU projects, Skopje, Macedonia

 

2002-2006      President of the Citizens' Association for Democracy, Peace and Tolerance “Aurora” Bitola, Macedonia

 

Research projects

 

2014-present   Researcher; Research project “Identity Fluctuations at the Crossroads of Religion, Ethnicity and Language - the case of the Macedonian Muslim (Torbeshi and Gorani) Communities in the Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of Zurich

 

2012-2013      Project coordinator and researcher of UNDP Political Analysis and Emerging Scenarios  Initiative (PAESi) for Macedonia

 

2012-2013      Project coordinator and researcher of RRPP project: “Europeanization through the Rule of Law in the Western Balkans”, regional project including researchers from all the Western Balkan countries funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

 

2009-2011      Researcher and project manager for Macedonia for the RRPP project: "The Role of the European Union in Democratic Consolidation and Ethnic Conflict Management in the Republic of Macedonia" funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

 

2007-2009      Researcher; Research project “Research and Tertiary Education in Central and South-East Europe”, sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Science

 

2007-2009      Researcher; Research project “Human and Minority Rights in the Phases of Conflict in the WBCs” (MIRICO), under the 6th EU-Framework Program

 

2006-2007      Researcher; Research project “European integration and its effects on minority protection in SEE” within the NODE Research Program of the Austrian Ministry of Sciences

 

Honors and Awards

 

2014                Knight of the European Order of St. George of the House of Habsburg-Lothringen

                        (St. Pölten, Austria)

 

2013                Associate Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science (San Jose, California, USA)

 

2013                Distinguished Fellow and Appointed Professor of Ethical Leadership, New Westminster College (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

 

2006                Award as Best Student of the Master Class, Master Program for European Integration and Regionalism, University of Graz, Austria

 

2004                Golden Iustinianus Award as Best Student of the Class, Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

 

Research Interests

 

Ethnic Nationalism and Conflicts, Peace building, Transitional Societies, Post-Communism, European Integration, Contemporary Political Philosophy, Geopolitics in South-East Europe

 

Personal Interests

 

Networking; Balkan and European History and Traditions

 

Publications (selection)

 

2014: Policy paper, Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans, Institite for Democracy “Societas Civilis”- Skopje, republished by Aspen Institute Germany

2013: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, RUNCEVA, Hristina, Ethnicity and the state, deadlocks of institutionalized identity in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Politicka Misla No.44, December 2013

2012: MARKOVIC Nenad, ILIEVSKI Zoran, DAMJANOVSKI Ivan, BOZINOVSKI, Vladimir, Die Rolle der EU beim Konflikt management in Makedonien. Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West 4 (40 jahrgang) / 2012.

2012: ИЛИЕВСКИ, Зоран и МАРКОВИЌ, Ненад, „Сложено делење на моќта“ во Годишник на Правниот факултет „Јустинијан Први“ во чест на 35 години од основањето на студиите по новинарство на Правниот факултет. Скопје: Правен факултет, 2012;

2012: ИЛИЕВСКИ, Зоран, “Macedonia and Turkey's emerging role as a power player in the Western Balkans: filling the vacuum of blocked EU perspectives?”, Годишник на Правниот факултет „Јустинијан Први“ во чест на 18 години од основањето на политичките студии на Правниот факултет. Скопје: Правен факултет, 2013

2011: ИЛИЕВСКИ, Зоран, Интегративниот модел на делење на моќта и македонскиот случај, MIC Skopje

2011: ILIEVSKI, Zoran and WOLFF, Stefan Consociationalism, Centripetalism and Macedonia, Crossroads, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Journal, MIC Skopje

2011: ILIEVSKI, Zoran “Constitutional Dimensions of Cultural and Territorial Pluralism in the Balkans: the case of Macedonia”, Toniatti Roberto, Woelk Jens (eds.), Constitutional Dimensions of Cultural and Territorial Pluralism in the Balkans, Brill

2009: ILIEVSKI, Zoran and TALESKI, Dane “Was the EU’s Role in Conflict Management in Macedonia a Success?”, Ethnopolitics,8:3,355 – 367

2009: ИЛИЕВСКИ, Зоран “Македонскиот политички систем и моделите на делење на моќта“ Зброник во чест на проф. д-р Владимир Митков, Правен Факултет “Јустинијан Први“

2008: ИЛИЕВСКИ, Зоран и МАРКОВИЌ, Ненад, „Студија за транспарентноста, отчетноста и демократскиот капацитет на граѓанскиот сектор во Република Македонија“, Форум, Центар за стратегиски истражувања и документација, Скопје

2008: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, “Protection of Minority Rights, Euro-Atlantic Integration and the Power-Sharing Model in Macedonia”, in E. Lantschner, J. Marko, A. Petricusic (eds), European Integration and its Effects on Minority Protection in South Eastern Europe, Nomos, Baden-Baden

2008: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, “Human and Minority Rights in the Life-cycle of Ethnic Conflict: the Role of Human and Minority Rights in the Process of Reconstruction and Reconciliation for State and Nation-building: Macedonia” (with Nenad Markovic) EURAC, Bolzano, Italy

2008: ILIEVSKI, Zoran and GRIOVSKA, Biljana, Universities and Academies of Sciences in SEE: Country Report Macedonia, Centre of Competence for South-Eastern Europe, Graz, Austria

2007: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, Human and Minority Rights in the Life-cycle of Ethnic Conflict: the Conflict Settlement in Macedonia, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy

2007: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, Human and Minority Rights in the Life-cycle of Ethnic Conflict: Ethnic Mobilization in Macedonia, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy

2006: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, Conflict Resolution in Ethnically Divided Societies: the case of Macedonia, (MA thesis), Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria

2005: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, Access of ethnic minorities to education and the labor market in the Western Balkans: Country Report Macedonia, Centre of Competence for Southeastern Europe, University of Graz, Austria

Conference papers include:

2011: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, “Power-sharing and Territorial Self-governance in the Western Balkans”, ASN 2011 World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA

2010: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, “Macedonia: How an Identity Conflict Stands in the Way of Its EU Integration”, ASN 2010 World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA

2009: ILIEVSKI, Zoran and WOLFF, Stefan, “Successes and Failures of Complex Power Sharing in the Balkans”, ASN 2009 World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA

2008: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, “EU’s Role in Conflict Management in Macedonia: will the finale have a happy ending?”, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

2008: LEBAMOFF, Mary Frances. and ILIEVSKI, Zoran. “The Ohrid Framwork Agreement in Macedonia: Neither Settlement nor Resolution of Ethnic Conflict?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA’s 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA

2008: ILIEVSKI, Zoran, “Between Consociational and Integrative Power-Sharing: The Case of Macedonia” ASN 2008 World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA


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