Prof. Dr. Mr. Qashif Bakiu
Holds a PhD of Political Science from Faculty of Low, Sofia University “Sveti Kliment Ohridski” Bulgaria, in the field of Political pluralism-Model of R. Macedonia. He has graduated from University of Sofia with a Master’s degree on Political Science, His Master Thesis was about Political Systems in Macedonia. He is a full time professor of Political Science at the Tetovo State University. His participation on different seminars and conferences, starting from Youth students movements till the civil society international conferences and forum have encouraged him in civil society sector in Macedonia. He has worked also as journalist, news editor in Macedonian national newspaper “Lajm”.
Mr.Bakiu is a co-founder of the Youth Balkan Forum – Sofia, Bulgaria, Founder of the NGO “The hand of Justice”-Skopje, Macedonia, Project manager of NGO “Tolerance”- Struga, Macedonia.
Holds Master of Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution from Sabanci University, Turkey, where he was also holding the position of teaching assistant at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has graduated from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, with a BA degree in International Relations. Mr. Aliji has participated in numerous international conferences and trainings such as non- formal education for human rights, Helsinki Human Rights Committee, Ohrid, Macedonia; School of Tolerance, Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Skopje, Macedonia; Leadership Seminar, Junior Chamber International, Ankara; Model
United Nations Conference with a topic of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. He was also paper presenter and Macedonian delegate in Students of Turkic- world Congress, Bilkent University, Ankara. Mr. Aliji was president of the Association of Macedonian Students in Ankara; Columnist at web portal Young Macedonians; Trainer for social rights at the Toplum Gönüllüleri Foundation; Project Coordinator in School of Tolerance Project realized in Gostivar, Macedonia and led by Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. Apart from his current job at the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidency of the Republic of Macedonia, he is also interested in promoting social responsibility and teaching conflict resolution with interactive methods.
Prof. Dr. Mrs. Vlera Ejupi
Holds a PhD of English Literature from South East European University, where she works as a full time Professor. Mrs.Ejupi is a regular contributor to various Macedonian newspapers and journals. She has participated in numerous international conferences: “First Global International Conference-Europe Inside-Out. Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers”-in Euroacademia, Vienna, as a participant in panel discussions, but also as a co-author of the research paper “The Politicization Of Europe” and she is a member of Euroacademia; Second ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies, “Nation,Nationality, Nationhood: What`s in a nation”, with the research study `Only me and my culture exist- ethnocentrism as an overcome cultural and political concept in intercultural communication`, in Tirana, Albania; 30 International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, with the research paper “The struggle against Thanatos in the novel `Lady Chatterle`s Lover` by D.H.Lawrence`”, at the University of Porto in Portugal. She has been involved in different research projects in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, as well as trainings, seminars and workshops in different. Apart from her professional background, she is also interested in promoting social responsibility.
Holds a Bachelor Degree from Faculty of Arts at Tetovo State University; He is a Project Manager at the Roma NGO “Sonce”. He has worked on several projects for the Roma community in Macedonia organized and covered from The World Bank, Soros, USAID, UNHCR, and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is activist of the Decade of Roma Inclusion. His participation on different seminars and conference home and abroad, makes his more open for international cooperation.
Dr. Mirjana Maleska
Dr. Mirjana Maleska is a Professor at the Doctoral School of Political Science, University :Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje. She was long time Senior Fellow Researcher at the Institute for Sociological and Political Research, Skopje. From 2001 to 2012 she was a Full Professor of Political Science at the Southeast European University in Tetovo. Her specialties are political system, political parties and ethnic politics. She is the author or editor of a
number of books and numerous articles: ‘Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation’(1997); ‘Macedonian Old-New Issues’(BAN, 2001); ‘What kind of a political system did Macedonia get after the Ohrid Framework Agreement’(2005); ‘Painful Confrontation: Causes and consequences of 2001 deadly conflict’(BAN, 2002); ‘Power-Sharing-A new model of decision-making in the municipalities in Macedonia’(2007);‘Interethnic relations in Macedonia’ in ‘People Centered Analyses’ (2010); Professor Maleska is founder and editor-in chief of New Balkan Politics.