Larisa Vasileska is currently a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre and an Associate Professor in the field of Law and Legal Studies. Larisa’s home institution is the University of St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. She teaches courses in International Law, International Criminal Law, Rule of Law Seminar, Crime and Detection, Introduction to Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Customs Criminal Law, and Customs Law.
Larisa was a Visiting Scholar at Ohio Northern University’s Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law from 2015-2018 and a Visiting Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, Ohio, United States, where she was teaching courses in International Law, International Criminal Law, and Seminar in Rule of Law. She was also a lecturer at the Getty College of Arts & Sciences’ criminal justice program, where she was teaching courses in Organized crime and International Criminal law.
She has written numerous papers on democracy and the rule of law, with an emphasis on corruption. She wrote and delivered a paper titled 'Corruption – the Cancer of Society' at the 5th International conference on governance fraud, ethics and social responsibility in 2014 in Edirne, Turkey; 'Meddling with Justice and Rule of Law: Corruption and Culture of impunity' and 'Common themes from successful anti-corruption measures worldwide – lessons for countries in transition' at the 1st International Scientific Conference on Law and Social Science 'Judicial Reforms and Anti-Corruption Practices: Challenges, Prospects and Exchange of Experiences', in Tetovo, Macedonia, June 30, 2017. At Caucasus International University in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2018, she presented the paper 'Ensuring international respect for the fundamental human right of people to self-determination' at the international conference 'Human rights: achievements and challenges' dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the LIMEN conference in Graz, Austria in 2019, she presented the paper 'Political 'Idealistic' Leadership and the Rule of Law'. In 2021, at the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (IBU-ICSSH21), Skopje, Macedonia, she presented the paper 'Recognition of Human Rights and Equality of Nations in International Law'.
Prof. Vasileska is a member of the American Society of International Law, Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education. She served as a practice judge for ONU Students for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She was selected as a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation in 2015. In 2018 she received a full scholarship and attended the prestigious International Nuremberg Principles Academy in Nuremberg, Germany. Vasileska was also a recipient of a full scholarship for the 2019 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, Ireland.
Larisa focuses her research on creating integrated and democratic modern European societies through governance based on the rule of law and the fight against corruption as a human rights violation - case study Western Balkans.