Editorial Board

Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Andrei Pleșu

President of the New Europe Foundation
Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Bucharest
Former Minister of Culture
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania

Dr. Valentina Sandu-Dediu

Rector, New Europe College
Professor of Musicology, National University of Music, Bucharest



Dr. Anca Oroveanu

Permanent Fellow, Professor of Art History, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Dr. Irina Vainovski Mihai

Publications Coordinator, New Europe College
Professor of Arabic Studies, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Bucharest

Dr. Katharina Biegger

Strategic Advisor, Center for Governance and Culture in Europe, University of St. Gallen

Dr. Constantin Ardeleanu

Senior Researcher, Institute for South-East European History, Bucharest
Researcher, New Europe College, Bucharest

Dr. Andreea Eșanu

(Non-tenure) Assistant Professor at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy

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