Hristijan Ivanovski, born in 1979 in Macedonia, is a Research Fellow and a Research Assistant at the UM Centre For Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) & Associate Editor at Iaffairs Canada. He holds a B.A. (Hons) in Political Studies, specialization in International Relations at Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law. Subsequently, he earned M.A. in Political Studies with an informal concentration in Strategic & Security Studies at University of Manitoba, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Studies.
During his professional career, Hristijan has been predominantly involved in issues such as security, defense, immigration and EU integration. From 2005 to 2009 he was a Senior Coordination Officer at the Government of Macedonia, Secreteriat for European Affairs. Hristijan made a direct contribution to national policy achievements such as the 2005 EU candidate status and the 2009 EU visa liberalization. Among other things, he Co-administered the financial dimension of the process of preparing the national version of Acquis Comminautaire.
From 2011 he is a Research Assistant where he runs a European security project at the University of Manitoba. Hristijan also prepared prepared a thorough analysis on Canadian defence spending 1945-2011.
Hristijan published over a dozen of papers and peer-reviewed scholarly articles internationally and he is a certified translator for English to Serbian/Macedonian/Croatian.