Dîrdală, Lucian Dumitru

Lucian Dumitru Dîrdală graduated from the „Gh. Asachi” Technical University in Iași (1991) and the National University for Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest (1993). He holds an M.A. in International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (1997) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the „Al. I. Cuza” University in Iași (2007). He is currently a lecturer at the „M. Kogălniceanu” University in Iași, as well as an associate member of the faculty at the „Al. I. Cuza” University – the Center for European Studies.

His main research interests are post-communist transitions and their aftermath, the democratic process in the EU, theories of international relations, EU foreign policy. He also works as a political journalist and as an editorial consultant in the publishing industry.