Ida Manton is a trainer and scholar in the field of negotiations, mediation and conflict resolution. She is training diplomats, military staff, public service officials, students and business people at various Diplomatic Academies, MFAs, OSCE field operations, Secretariats, Universities, business training centers and companies. Her professional engagement includes mainly work in International Organizations (Peace Corps, NATO, OSCE) in the fields of languages, culture, democratization, minority rights, public relations and governance. She is a member of the Programme Of International Negotiation Training– POINT, associated with the Negotiation expert’s network PIN (Processes of International Negotiations). She is also Diplomacy Dialogue’s (Geneva based think tank) Representative at the OSCE Academic Network, and a re-elected member of the Steering Committee. In November 2018 she became Senior Advisor to PACE Global Strategies. Mrs. Manton has a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature with second major in English Language and Literature from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, as well as a Master degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Leiden University and Clingendael in The Netherlands. Teaches in Macedonian and English, speaks fluent Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian/Montenegrin, average Czech, and basic Greek and French. She is both American and Macedonian citizen, with permanent residence in the Czech Republic.