Dr Valentin Naumescu is Associate Professor of International Politics, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, and Comparative Politics at the Faculty of European Studies at Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania, where he co-ordinates the Master program in International Relations, Foreign Policy and Crisis Management. After receiving a doctoral degree in political science in 2000, he obtained the habilitation for supervising PhD theses in International Relations and European Studies in 2015.
Valentin is an independent expert of the European Commission and the founder of the think tank Citadel, specializing in international politics. He also has diplomatic experience, having served as Consul General of Romania in Toronto (2008-2012) and Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2007), with the diplomatic rank of Minister Counsellor.
He has published 11 books as single author, editor or co-editor, over 60 articles in academic journals and edited volumes, and around 300 analyses and commentaries on international politics. Among his most recent books are The Crisis of the European Union and the Global Order in the Trump Era (Trei, Bucharest, 2017), The European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood Today. Politics, Dynamics, Perspectives (co-edited with Dan Dungaciu, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015) and Democracy and Security in the 21st Century. Perspectives on a Changing World (Ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).