Alexandra is a communication professional, having professional experience in the private sector as well as with civil society organisations working in fields such as international and community development, education and citizenship. She holds a MA in International Development in addition to one in Intercultural Management from the University of Bucharest, having previously graduated International Economic Relations at the Academy of Economic Studies. She particularly enjoys building networks and fostering community engagement, by strengthening communication and collaboration between different stakeholders and seeking for opportunities to drive a positive change.
Built up by a hybrid background of STEM, humanities and business, Cosmin is driven towards understanding the world through different lenses. This reveals, on one hand, his long-lasting passion for asking the questions What?/How?/Why?, and on the other hand, his philosophy that crossing different fields sparks innovation (and a cure for boredom).
Cosmin has a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Transylvania, Brașov), currently pursuing a Master of Arts in International Public Affairs (Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest) and preparing his Dissertation titled The Romanian Creative and Cultural sector: Too poor to sell itself cheap. He worked with organisations and entities such as ARC (Asociația pentru Relații Comunitare), Gen Revistă, INSPIRE Community Foundations, ISCOADA, FRI (Făgăraș Research Institute). Currently he is a journalist and Art Director of the culture & politics magazine Revista Golan, and graphic communicator at Expert Forum (EFOR).
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Daniela Gaba is a lecturer in social work at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest where she teaches undergraduate and master level courses and seminars in areas such as international social work, community and group social work, psychosocial evaluation, and research methods for the social sciences. Her research interests include the internationalisation and professionalisation of social work, mental health social work and social entrepreneurship. Daniela is a guest editor of The Social Work Review, an academic journal run by the Departemnt of Social Work of the University of Bucharest. She is also co-founder and Research and Development Director of Neurofeedback Romania, the first provider of neurofeedback certified training in Romania, where she has so far helped train over 100 mental health professionals from over 20 cities and is actively contributing to creating a community of highly trained neurofeedback practitioners at the national level. During her professional career, Daniela has collaborated with non-governmental organisations, public institutions and private companies in educational and social projects. Daniela earned her PhD in Sociology at the University of Bucharest in 2017, with a dissertation on the interconnections between social work and international development. She holds master’s degrees in social work (University of Bucharest) and International Development and Social Justice (St. John’s University, Rome campus). Her initial training at the bachelor level was in Social Work and Psychology (University of Bucharest). Daniela has had a very fruitful collaboration with ARCADIA while she was a PhD student and has recently rejoined the Board as Treasurer.
Maria has alway been driven and curious when it came to research. Holding a degree in Law and one in Political Science, both from University of Bucharest, her focus is in combining the two of them, trying to understand the diversity of international relations. She is always available to help out, highly determined and open-minded. Maria is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in International Public Affairs, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest.
After benefiting from an Erasmus+ mobility at the University of Tübingen in Germany (2019-2020), where he focused mainly on international cooperation for development courses within the Institute of Political Science, Roland is currently preparing to defend his Master Thesis in International Development and Management of Global Affairs at the West University of Timişoara. He holds a BA in Communication Sciences (Journalism – English Language and Literature) from the same university (2005), but he also studied Public Relations at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in the United States while an exchange student in the Undergraduate Exchange Programme of the Open Society Institute (2003-2004). His first graduate degree is an MA in Public Policy (Media, Information and Telecommunications Policy concentration) attained as a full scholarship recipient from the Central European University in Budapest (2006). Roland has extensive expertise in communication and knowledge management, public policy, international relations, development cooperation, sustainability, information society, media and telecom industries, and the ICT sector. His professional activity spans over 15 years and five countries, in various institutional settings, from the private and governmental sectors to civil society and international organisations: British Council (2005), Magyar Telekom (2006), European Commission (2006-2007), Swiss Federal Office of Communications (2007), International Labour Organization (2008-2015), Romania 100 Platform (2017-2021), Helpline (2018-2019), Regional Council of Tübingen (2021). Volunteering has been part of his societal engagement for almost two decades now – Roland is currently also a volunteer firefighter in his adoptive city of Tübingen.
With a background in political science and international relations studies, Sebastian’s focus has always been to analyse and challenge world events through the perspectives of academic theories and comparative approaches. He always tries to bring together economics, law and political arguments into a cohesive and coherent perspective and has found that he adds value to those teams that celebrate knowledge and the understanding of it. Sebastian is currently pursuing a master’s Degree in International Economy and European Affairs, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies; and another one in International Public Affairs, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest.
Dr. Ștefan Cibian is a member of the Board and the executive director of the Făgăraș Research Institute. Stefan is an Academy Associate with Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs, he is also teaching courses related to international development at Babeș-Bolyai University and the University of Bucharest. In what concerns teaching and research, Stefan is focused on development and statehood in Sub-Saharan Africa, development policy, development assistance, international organizations, migration, and human rights. Stefan’s core interest in research is focused on international development, community development, Africa-EU relations, development policy, international relations theory, peacebuilding and fragile states, the link between research, policy, and practice, higher education policy and global affairs, including the EU. In terms of geographic focus, Stefan is primarily concerned with Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the European Union, and transatlantic relations. Stefan is the President of FOND, the Romanian NGDO Platform, and of GRASP – the Global Romanian Society of Young Professionals and the Treasurer of CONCORD – the European NGO Confederation for Humanitarian Aid and Development. He is also a board member for the following organizations: ARCADIA – The Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development, Țara Făgărașului Community Foundation (FCTF), UiPath Foundation, and the Foundation for Youth Involvement (FIT). Stefan received his Ph.D. degree in political science and international relations (2012) as well as his M.A. in public policy (2006) from CEU – the Central European University. He also holds a BA in political science (2004, from Babeș-Bolyai University) and in law (2005, 1st of December 2019 University).
Editorial Board 2014 – 2016
Alexandra SABOU – Executive editor
Associate collaborators (for the October 2015 issue of the Review)
Otilia FOGORASI – PATRIR
Daniel LUNGU – University of Bucharest and SNSPA
Mirela OPREA – World Vision (Middle East and Eastern Europe)
Alexandra TIMOFTE – FOND
Associate collaborators (for the November 2014 issue of the Review)
Călin GEORGIA – Babeş-Bolyai University, ARCADIA
Cristian GOGU – Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), Romania
Alexandra TIMOFTE – FOND
Diana VELICA – Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), Romania