Dr. Goran Ilik is a full professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola (North Macedonia). The academic background includes BA in Law (International Law and International Relations), MA in Political Science (European Union Studies), and PhD in Political Science with a specific interest in the European Union foreign, security, and defense policy. The publication list contains papers, chapters, and monographs emphasizing the role of the European Union in international relations, the institutional architecture of its foreign policy, the EU constitutional law and constitutionalism, the EU axiological performances, and its political power. Also, many papers treat the EU role in the new international context concerning the contemporary challenges of the liberal world order and the EU’s role and place in it. He is the author of the books: “Europe at the crossroads: The Treaty of Lisbon as a basis of European Union international identity”, “EUtopia: the international political power of the EU in the process of ideeologization of the post-American world”, and “International relations and the European Union: Values before Power”. Dr. Goran Ilik is a lecturer/trainer at the State Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors “Pavel Shatev” – Skopje (North Macedonia). Also, Dr. Goran Ilik is co-founder of the Institute for Research and European Studies – Bitola and Editor-in-Chief of the international academic journal “Journal of Liberty and International Affairs” (www.e-jlia.com). Since October 2019, Dr. Goran Ilik has been engaged as an expert in the project ANETREC which is focused on academic cooperation and post-conflict reconciliation in the region (6 academic partners from different WB countries). He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at “Mediterranea” International Centre for Human Rights Research in Italy (2020-2021). In August 2021, Dr. Ilik became a coordinator of the sub-thematic area International Public Law at the post-doctoral program in “New Technologies and Law”, promoted by the “Mediterranea” International Centre for Human Rights Research at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy). Also, Dr. Goran Ilik has been engaged as an expert by the Institute for Global Analytics (https://globalanalytics-bg.org/), which is an independent and nonpartisan nonprofit organization, aspiring to harness social scientific research in the name of delivering pioneering analyses and solutions to pressing international political, social and economic problems.
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3501-1386