|Name||Stefan Cibian, Ph.D.|
|Field of expertise||International development, including the SDGs, international relations, peacebuilding, public policy, and political science.|
|Organization||Făgăraș Research Institute|
|Languages||English, Romanian, French, German|
|Activities||Stefan is focusing in his teaching and research on development and statehood in Sub-Saharan Africa, CEE and EU – Africa relations, development policy, international relations theory, peacebuilding, democratization, civil society, philanthropy, migration, and human rights|
|Publications||2019 – “Report on Țara Făgărașului Diaspora Engagement in Civic and Philanthropic Activities,” Făgăraș Research Institute Report.
2017 – “Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for Sustained Re-engagement,” Chatham House Research Paper.
2018 – “Unintended Consequences of Global Democratization Policies: Failed States and Hollow Democracies,” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA.
2018 – Development Practices as Exercise of Global Power: New Donors in Between Critical Discourses and Disciplining Global Practices,” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA.
2017 – “Beyond Underdevelopment: ‘Hermeneutical translations’ and democratization efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central and Eastern Europe” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, Baltimore, USA.
2016 – “Post-Western IR: The impossible quest” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA.
2015 – “Reflections on Positionality in Ethnographic IR: the researcher in-between the local, science, and self,” paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA.
2011 – “Analyzing the European Development Fund: An English School Account of How Presumed Statehood Undermines (Development in) Sub-Saharan Africa,” Ph.D. Thesis, Budapest: Central European University.
2010 – “Lideri Noi, Esecuri Noi: Comisia Europeana si Politica Europeana de Asistenta pentru Dezvoltare’’ [New Leaders, New Failures: the European Commission and European Development Policy], chapter in Studii Polticie, vol. 6, eds. Vasile Boari and Sergiu Ghergina, Cluj-Napoca: Cluj-University Press.