Melania-Gabriela Ciot, Dr. (born1975), is Associate Professor at Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Faculty of European Studies. She is the Director of Doctoral School „European Paradigm” (in the field of international relations and European studies), the coordinator of master program „Management and International and European Negotiations” and of Center of International Negotiations.
Dr. Melania-Gabriela Ciot has an intense scientific and research activity, which includes books (16), chapters in collective volumes (28) and articles and studies in international and national journals (63). Her research interests are: international negotiations, European affairs, decision-making process, idiosyncrasies, cultural diplomacy. She has participated in numerous national and international scientific conferences and in projects as manager, coordinator or member of the research teams.
She was State Secretary for European affairs at the Ministery of Foreign Affairs between 2017-2019, being appointed as Special Representative of Romanian Government for the Relation with European Parliament for the period when Romania held the Presidency of the Council of European Union.