About IBU

Who We Are

International Balkan University is located in Skopje, in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula at the crossroad of vital communications. Alongside with its numerous scholarship and 100% English language education opportunities and internationally experienced academic staff, with fully equipped new campus and more than 150 international agreements, IBU offers to its student’s education possibilities in […]

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Dona Kolar-Panov, PhD
Professor Emeritus International Balkan University
Keith Parsons, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy, College of Human Sciences and Humanities University of Houston-Clear Lake
Christopher P. Ward, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, College of Human Sciences and Humanities University of Houston-Clear Lake
Jazbec Milan, Ph.D.
Professor of Diplomacy, Ambassador Nova University, Slovenia
Cengiz Sisman, Ph.D.
Director of the History Program, Professor of History, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Ahmet Barbak, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Political Science and Public Administration Izmir Katip Celebi University
June 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 am Online Platform

Sustainable Development Agenda and Prospects for a Safer World

Sustainable development thinking has touched many lives around the World since the 1990s providing opportunities for a safer and more prosperous future. The reference object of both development and security became human. Linking security and development, sustainable development pointed to the root causes of insecurity, from poverty and inequalities to climate change, environmental degradation, and […]

Ahmet Barbak, Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Political Science and Public Administration / Izmir Katip Celebi University
June 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 am Online Platform

The struggle of sleep during the pandemic: interactions of stress, anxiety, and sleep

The public health response to the COVID-19 virus has resulted in major changes to daily life.  Many people are experiencing disruptions of sleep during this period.  These disruptions are largely the result of increased anxiety and stress along with changes to regular schedules.  Additionally, disruptions of sleep can cause further problems with anxiety and stress […]

Christopher P. Ward, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, College of Human Sciences and Humanities / University of Houston-Clear Lake
June 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 am Online Platform

Challenges for Building a Democratic Society: The Collapse of Truth, Civility, and Community in Divided Times.

Democracy is fragile. Its only real safeguard is the willingness of citizens to uphold certain values and to demand that their governments do so. Among the values necessary for democracy are truthfulness, civility, and community. Truthfulness is more than personal honesty. It is not only a commitment to tell the truth, but also not to […]

Keith Parsons, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy, College of Human Sciences and Humanities / University of Houston-Clear Lake
June 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 am Online Platform

The Importance of Diplomacy and Social Sciences

Diplomacy as a management of relations between states, in various forms, approaches and types, has millennia long tradition. Developed through four main phases (early, classical, modern and postmodern), it has always been in a function of a concrete social and historical situation as well as dependent on it. In the early 21st century this is […]

Jazbec Milan, Ph.D. Professor of Diplomacy, Ambassador / Nova University, Slovenia
June 10, 2021 2:23 pm - 12:00 am Online Platform

Some Reflections on the Future of Social Sciences and Humanities

The subject matters of humanities and social sciences are timeless, and yet, as academic disciplines they have been in a deep crisis in last few decades. They are as we know it are going through a radical transformation because of the disrupting challenges brought about by modern technologies and other administrative, political, social and economic […]

Cengiz Sisman, Ph.D. Director of the History Program, Professor of History, / University of Houston-Clear Lake

IBU CAMPUS

Skopje

International Balkan University (IBU), Makedonsko-Kosovska Brigada bb 1000 Skopje / North Macedonia