Alina Bârgăoanu, is a professor and Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA). She is a member of the Academic Expert Pool, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (as of 2019), a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Disinformation Online – European Commission (2017 – 2018), visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University (October 2018 – March 2019), and President of the European Institute of Romania. Her latest book is entitled #FAKENEWS. Noua cursă a înarmării [#FAKENEWS. The New Arms Race] (Evrika Publishing, 2018). She is also founder of the Center for EU Communication Studies and of the online journal Convorbiri Europene (www.convorbirieuropene.ro), as well as a Fulbright scholar (2001-2002).