Violeta Petroska-Beshka is a professor of psychology at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. She is a co-founder and co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, a training and research center dedicated to promoting human rights and advancing diversity education and conflict resolution in multicultural settings. She works closely with UNICEF and USAID funded organizations as a leading player in efforts to reform the education system throughout the country. Petroska-Beshka has written curricula development guides for working with students in ethnically integrated classes and trained teachers in areas such as life skills, conflict resolution, peace and multicultural education, and school based assessment. Her research includes topics on interactions, stereotypes, and identity of the ethnic communities in the Republic of Macedonia. Petroska-Beshka served as a senior fellow at the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, US Institute of Peace, Washington, DC (2000-2001), working on a project on Education for Interculturalism: Learning to Live in a Multicultural Society. She is a member of the Women Waging Peace Network of the Institute for Inclusive Security, Cambridge, MA. A former Fulbright fellow, she holds an M.A. from Columbia University’s Teachers College (1983) and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Belgrade (1989). She received additional training in collaborative negotiation and mediation from the TC’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.