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Georgieva, Lidija


UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Studies and Research, Skopje

Lidija Georgieva graduated and completed her PhD at Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, titled Mechanisms for peace and security into the restructured collective security system. As a post-doctoral Fulbright scholar, she was affiliated with University of Maryland (Washington DC) and Center for International Security Studies and Center for International Development and Conflict Management in 2000/2001.

She is a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje since 1997 and Head of the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Studies and Research since 2014. As an expert in peace and security studies she was involved in developing studies and policy papers for UNDP and UNWOMEN on different issues related to interethnic dialogue and communication, peacebulding, woman and security.

Professor Georgieva research interests are ranging within the Peace and Security studies and research, Conflict prevention and Intercultural studies and research. She has been working for many years on different research projects related to conflict analysis, early warning, peacebuilding, intercultural education, disaster risk reduction, gender and security, peace education etc. Since 2010 she is Study program director of MA International Relations studies in Conflict resolution, Diplomacy and Human Rights as a part of TEMPUS IV project (2009/2013). Since 2012 she is Head of PhD Program in International Relations and Conflict Management.

She has been publishing books and articles as: European Security: Concepts, Processes and Institutions; Faculty of Philosophy (Handbook), 2010; Making the Peace, (Monograph, third edition); Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje, 2007; Risk Management, Faculty of Philosophy, 2006; Conflict prevention in Macedonia: From the Idea towards Conflict Prevention as a Norm; (editor), Friedrih Ebert Stiftung, 2005; Conflict resolution and transformation”, (Co-author) Makedonska Riznica, Skopje, 1999 atc.