Iulia-Sabina Joja, Ph.D., is a senior fellow and director of MEI's Black Sea program, the Frontier Europe Initiative, and project director of "Afghanistan Watch". She teaches European security as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University. Her research and teachings focus primarily on European and Black Sea security.
Prior to this, Iulia Joja served as an adviser to the Romanian President and as a deputy project manager at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Virginia. She has worked with the Romanian delegation to the United Nations, the European Parliament, and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was also a visiting scholar at the Center of Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces in Potsdam/Berlin and a DAAD post-doctoral fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Iulia’s PhD thesis on Romania’s strategic culture was published by Columbia University Press in 2019.
PhD in Strategic Studies, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest
MA in International Conflict Studies, King’s College London
BA in Political Science and International Relations, Freie Universität, Berlin
Regions of expertise
Europe, Black Sea countries
Issues of expertise
Black Sea security defense, transatlantic security and defense, strategic cultures, foreign policy analysis
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Twitter Handle: @IuliJo