Advisory Board

Prof Dr Zoran Ilievski


Prof Dr Zoran Ilievski

Associate Professor Dr. Zoran Ilievski  

 

Department of Political Science                       

Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”                 

Bulevar Goce Delchev 9b                     

1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia                                                                 

Email: z.ilievski@pf.ukim.edu.mk; ilievski.zoran@gmail.com

 

Born: 21 January 1981

 

                   

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 in cooperation with European Academy Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

 

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, 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/Croatian/Bosnian, working knowledge of Bulgarian, beginner in German.

 

Work experience

 

 

2002-present          Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

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

                              Student Assistant (2002-2004)

                              Junior Assistant (2006-2007)

Assistant (2007-2009)

                              Assistant Professor of Political Science (2009-2014)

                              Head of Department of Political Science (2009-2016)

                              Associate Professor of Political Science (2014-present)

                              Head of the Centre for Policy Research and Analysis (2017-present)

 

2017-present            President of East-West Bridge, Skopje

 

2015-present          Advisory Board Member of East-West Bridge International, think-tank based in Belgrade, Serbia and Honorary Member of the Serbian National Group to the Trilateral Commission

 

2015- 2017             Chairman of the Board, Foundation Alliance of Civilizations,     Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

 

2009-  2017             Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia

                    - Political Affairs Advisor (2009-2015)

                    - Coordinator of the Council on Foreign Relations (2009-2016)

                    - Program Coordinator of the School of Young Leaders (2009-2017)

 

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

 

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

 

Research projects

 

2017-present          Expert, Civil Society Reference Group, Project on National Dialogue, Berghof Foundation, Berlin, Germany

 

2016-present          Expert, “Ctrl+Enter: Jean Monet Network on Migration”, Erasmus+ EU research and networking project

 

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: “Europeanization through the Rule of Law in the Western Balkans”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, coordinated by the University of Fribourg

 

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

 

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             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)

 

2006             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

 

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

 

Publications (selection)

 

Ilievski, Z., Popchev, I. (2018) Non-violent Measures for Preventing Violent Extremism: International Resolutions on the Role of Education, Iustinianus Primus Law Review, [Online]: www.pf.ukim.edu.mk

 

Ilievski, Z., (2017) European Migrant Crisis Symposium: Challenges of a fragmented corridor, the Case of Macedonia, South-East European Research Centre, University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki, March 2017, ISBN: 978-960-9416-09-2

 

Ilievski, Z, Sotiris, S, (2016) EU perceptions of the crisis and their impact on relations between Greece, Macedonia and other Balkan states, The Balkan Human Corridor, Essays on the Refugee and Migrant Crisis from Scholars and Opinion Leaders in Southeast Europe, Columbia University, [online] www.faoc.org.mk

 

Ilievski, Z. (2014) Policy paper, Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans. [online]. Institite for Democracy “Societas Civilis”- Skopje.

[Online]: http://idscs.org.mk/images/rrpp/recommendations_europeanization_by_rule_of_law_implementation.pdf [Accessed 15 February2016]

 

Ilievski, Z. and Runceva, H. (2013) Ethnicity and the state, deadlocks of institutionalized identity in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Politicka Misla, vol. 44, 39-44.

 

Markovic, N., Ilievski Z., Damjanovski I. and Bozinovski V. (2012) Die Rolle der EU beim Konflikt management in Makedonien. Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West 4 (40 jahrgang)

 

Илиевски, З. и Марковиќ, Н.  (2012) Сложено делење на моќта. Годишник на Правниот факултет „Јустинијан Први“ во чест на 35 години од основањето на студиите по новинарство на Правниот факултетСкопје, 189-204.

 

Илиевски, З. (2012) 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 факулте – Скопје, 429-440.

 

Илиевски, З. (2011), Интегративниот модел на делење на моќта и македонскиот случај. МИЦ Скопје.

 

Markovic, N., Ilievski, Z., Damjanovski, I. and Bozinovski, V. (2011) The role of the European Union in the democratic consolidation and ethnic conflict management in the Republic of Macedonia. [online]. http://rrpp-westernbalkans.net/en/library/Research-Results/Macedonia/The-Role-of-the-European-Union-in-Ethnic-Conflict-Management-and-the-Democratic-Consolidation-of-the-Republic-of-Macedonia/mainColumnParagraphs/0/text_files/file/paper.pdf [Accessed on 15 February 2016].

 

Ilievski Z. and Wolff, S. (2011) Consociationalism, Centripetalism and Macedonia. Crossroads, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Journal.

 

Ilievski Z. and Taleski D. (2009) Was the EU’s Role in Conflict Management in Macedonia a Success?. Ethnopolitics, 8:3,355 – 367

 

Илиевски, З. (2009) Македонскиот политички систем и моделите на делење на моќта. Зборник во чест на проф. д-р Владимир Митков, Правен Факултет “Јустинијан Први“.

 

Илиевски, З. И Марковиќ Н. (2008) Студија за транспарентноста, отчетноста и демократскиот капацитет на граѓанскиот сектор во Република Македонија. Форум, Центар за стратегиски истражувања и документација, Скопје.

 

Ilievski, Zoran (2008) Protection of Minority Rights, Euro-Atlantic Integration and the Power-Sharing Model in Macedonia. In E. Lantschner et al. (eds) European Integration and its Effects on Minority Protection in South Eastern Europe. Nomos, Baden-Baden. p.189-211.

 

Ilievski, Z. (2008) 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. [online]. EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. Available from: http://www.eurac.edu/en/research/autonomies/minrig/Documents/Mirico/23_Macedonia.pdf [Accessed 15 February2016]

 

Ilievski, Z. (2007) Human and Minority Rights in the Life-cycle of Ethnic Conflict: the Conflict Settlement in Macedonia. [online].  EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. Available from: http://www.eurac.edu/en/research/autonomies/minrig/Documents/Mirico/16%20Macedonia.pdf  [Accessed 15 February2016]

 

Ilievski, Z. (2007) Human and Minority Rights in the Life-cycle of Ethnic Conflict: Ethnic Mobilization in Macedonia. [online].  EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. Available from: http://www.eurac.edu/en/research/autonomies/minrig/Documents/Mirico/Macedonia%20Report.pdf [Accessed 15 February2016]

 

Ilievski, Z. (2006) Conflict Resolution in Ethnically Divided Societies: the case of Macedonia. Unpublished MA thesis. Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria.

 

Conference papers include:

Zoran Ilievski, Delphi Forum, Geopolitics of the European Borderlands: The Western Balkans, Delphi, Greece, 8 March 2017

Ilievski, Zoran, Damjanovski, Ivan, Explaining Variation of Self-Identification of the Slavic Speaking Muslim Communities in Macedonia and Kosovo”, ASN 2016 World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA, 14-16 April 2016

Ilievski, Z. (2012) Macedonia and Turkey’s Emerging Role as a Power Player in the Western Balkans: Filling the Vacuum of Blocked EU Perspectives?, paper presented to 17th Annual ASN World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA, 19-21 April 2012

Ilievski, Z. (2011) Power-sharing and Territorial Self-governance in the Western Balkans, paper presented to 16th Annual ASN World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA, 14-16 April 2011.

Ilievski, Z. (2010) Macedonia: How an Identity Conflict Stands in the Way of Its EU Integration, paper presented to 15th Annual ASN World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA, 16-17April 2010. 

Ilievski, Z. and Wolff S. (2009) Successes and Failures of Complex Power Sharing in the Balkans, paper presented to 14th Annual ASN World Convention, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA, 16-25 April 2009.

Lebamoff, M.F. and Ilievski, Z. (2008) The Ohrid Framwork Agreement in Macedonia: Neither Settlement nor Resolution of Ethnic Conflict?, paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the ISA’s 49th Annual Convention, Bridging Multiple Divides, San Francisco, CA, USA, 26 March 2008.