Ruxandra Ivan is a Romanian political scientist specialized in international relations with a focus on foreign affairs and international politics, as well as a strong interest in 21st transformations of international interactions. Currently she acts as Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, where she teaches course on foreign policy analysis, international relations theory and international politics. She holds doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Bucharest and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She published extensively on Romanian foreign policy after the Cold War, including the first in-depth overview of postcommunist Romanian foreign policy (La politique étrangère roumaine 1990-2006, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2009). Among her publications there is an increasingly quoted collective volume on Black Sea international regionalism (New Regionalism or No Regionalism? Emerging Regionalism at the Black Sea Area, Ashgate, 2012).