Background and activities

Prior to coming to NTNU, Dr Madalina Dobrescu held a number of teaching and research positions at prestigious universities and research centers. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations at the Vienna School of International Studies, Max Weber Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the Florence-based European University Institute (EUI), and Research Fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe. She also taught at King's College London and Royal Holloway (University of London) on a wide range of International Relations and European Studies subjects, including Foreign Policy Analysis, Comparative Politics of the European Union, European Integration and EU Foreign Policy. 

Dr Dobrescu holds a PhD in European Studies from the London School of Economics and an MA in International Politics from the University of Manchester.

She works at the interface of International Relations (IR theory, International Peacekeeping, Conflict Resolution), including synergies between International Relations and Sociology and Social Psychology (Role theory, Social Identity theory); European Studies (EU Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, EU External Governance); and Eastern European and Post-Soviet Studies (with a focus on Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and the South Caucasus).