Ana Maria Luca


Ana Maria Luca is a senior editor with NOW Lebanon, a political analysis magazine based in Beirut. Before she was a senior researcher with GlobalFocus Center International Affairs thinktank in Bucharest, Romania. Between 2016-2019 she served as an editor for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. In 2016 she was a spokesperson for the Romanian Minister Delegate for the Diaspora. During 2008-2016 she was based in Beirut, Lebanon, where she covered Middle Eastern security and politics for NOW. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University, Byblos, a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Bucharest. Her research covers Islamic radicalization, social networks and inequality, as well as the role of women as recipients and agents of soft power.

”Whoever is afraid of feminism, is afraid to admit and accept that, fundamentally, women are strong beings. In various societies, over centuries, political leaders have made use of many skills and tricks to keep women power under control. On the other hand, power comes with responsibility – always. Admitting that you are strong means taking responsibility for this power. Sometimes that overwhelms.”

Liliana Popescu
Vice-Rector SNSPA
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