Ruxandra Ivan


Ruxandra Ivan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, where she teaches courses of international politics, Romanian foreign policy, theories of International Relations and EU policies and she coordinates the MA Program in International Relations. She holds a PhD in political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2007) and she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Romanian Academy, Iași branch. Since 2017, she is habilitated to coordinate PhD theses at the University of Bucharest.

She was a guest Professor at several national and foreign Universities, such as Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (2016), Cheik Anta Diop in Dakar (2010), Al. I. Cuza University in Iași (2003-2006), Ovidius University in Constanța (2009-2011). She also worked as an expert at the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania (2007), researcher at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (2008-2015), Counsellor at the Government of Romania (2016-2017) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2017-2018).

Ruxandra Ivan published over 40 articles in scientific journals and 11 authored, co-authored and edited books. Some of the most important are: La politique étrangère roumaine, 1990-2006, Bruxelles, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2009; (Ed.), New Regionalism or No Regionalism? Emerging Regionalism in the Black Sea Area, London, Ashgate, 2012 (reedited by Routledge, 2016); (Ed.), “Transformarea socialistă”: politici ale regimului comunist, între ideologie şi administraţie, Iași, Polirom, 2009.

”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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