Dr. Ștefan Cibian is co-founder and executive director of the Făgăraș Research Institute. Stefan is an Academy Associate with Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Africa Programme, he is also teaching courses related to international development at Babeș-Bolyai University and manages Cibian Consulting S.R.L. In what concerns teaching and research, Stefan is focused on development and statehood in Sub-Saharan Africa, CEE and EU – Africa relations, development policy, international relations theory, peacebuilding, democratization, civil society, migration, and human rights. Stefan is the President of FOND, the Romanian NGDO Platform and the Treasurer of CONCORD – the European NGO Confederation for Humanitarian Aid and Development. He serves as a board member with the following organizations: ARCADIA – The Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development, Țara Făgărașului Community Foundation (FCTF), UiPath Foundation, and the Foundation for Youth Involvement (FIT). Stefan received his Ph.D. degree in political science and international relations (2012) as well as his M.A. in public policy (2006) from CEU – the Central European University. He holds a BA in political science from Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and in law from 1st of December 2019 University, Alba Iulia, Romania.