Ruxandra Ivan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, where she teaches courses in international politics, Romanian foreign policy, theories of International Relations and EU policies. She holds a PhD in political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2007) and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Romanian Academy, Iași branch. Since 2017, she has been habilitated to coordinate PhD theses at the University of Bucharest.
She was a guest Professor at several national and foreign Universities, such as Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (2016), Cheik Anta Diop in Dakar (2010), Al. I. Cuza University in Iași (2003-2006). She also worked as an expert at the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania (2007), researcher at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (2008-2015), Counsellor at the Government of Romania (2016-2017) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2017-2018, 2022). She was active in the NGO sector in organisations such as European Movement Romania.
Her publications include an important number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as books published at prestigious editing houses such as Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, Routledge, Polirom.
Ruxandra Ivan published over 40 articles in scientific journals and 11 authored, co-authored and edited books. Some of the most important are: La politique étrangère roumaine, 1990-2006, Bruxelles, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2009; (Ed.), New Regionalism or No Regionalism? Emerging Regionalism in the Black Sea Area, London, Ashgate, 2012 (reedited by Routledge, 2016).