Dr. Goran Ilik is an associate 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 Sciences (European Union Studies), and PhD in Political Sciences 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 axiological performances, and its international political power. Also, many papers treat the EU role in the new international context in relation to the contemporary challenges of the liberal world order and the EU’s role and place in it. He is author of the books: “Europe at the crossroads: The Treaty of Lisbon as a basis of European Union international identity” and “EUtopia: the international political power of the EU in the process of ideologization of the post-American world”. 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”. Also, since October 2019 he 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).
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3501-1386