Zhidas Daskalovski holds a PhD from the Political Science Department of the Central European University. He has published numerous scholarly articles on politics in the Southeast European region, as well as co-edited books including: Understanding the War in Kosovo (Frank Cass: London, 2003) and Ten Years after the Ohrid Framework Agreement: Lessons (to be) Learned from the Macedonian Experience, (CRPM and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Skopje 2012). A professor and one of the most prominent political scientists in the country, he is Director of the Council of Europe supported School of Public Policy “Mother Theresa”. Dr. Daskalovski was awarded the 2008 Young Scientist of the Year from the Macedonian Academy of Science, was proclaimed one of the “Distinguished Persons” of Bitola by the University of Kliment Ohridski and has received a number of distinguished research fellowships including the Lord Dahrendorf Fellowship at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, the Macedonian Studies Fellowship at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Social Science Research Council/Ethnobarometer Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. He has written country reports on Macedonia for Freedom House’s Nations in Transit, the Open Budget Index, the Global Integrity Report, the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, the UNDP People Centred Analysis and the UN Human Development Report.