Academy Associate
Stefan Cibian

Contact information

+44 (0)74 6926 9562


Before joining Chatham House, Dr Cibian was visiting professor in International Development at Babeș-Bolyai University and director of Cibian Consulting SRL.

Dr Cibian serves on the board of several organizations: The Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development, FOND – The Romanian NGDO Platform, Tara Fagarasului Community Foundation, and the Foundation for Youth Involvement.

His research and teaching focuses on development and statehood in sub-Saharan Africa, more particularly on uncovering the gaps between international approaches to development and local practices.

In his consulting and civil society work, Dr Cibian works on civil society development in Central and Eastern Europe, more particularly, developing community foundations and other organizations in Romania.

He received his PhD and MA from Central European University and BA from Babeș-Bolyai University and 1st of December 1918 University. 

Areas of expertise

  • Statehood and development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Civil society development
  • Peace-building
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • International Relations and development theories

Past experience

2015-16Director, Cibian Consulting SRL
2010-16Visiting Professor, Babeș-Bolyai University
2006-12PhD Candidate, Central European University