Narciz Bălăşoiu currently holds a lecturer position in the department of International Economic Relations of the Academy of Economic Studies. He is also the Director of the Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning, a think tank active in the areas of security, defence and foreign policy. He holds two PhDs, in national security and intelligence from the National Defense University, and in economics and international affairs from ASE. Narciz Bălășoiu held several positions in the public administration, such as advisor to the Minister of Defense and advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. His last book is entitled “Prospective Studies in the Wider Black Sea Region”, and was published by the Institute of International Relations of the Romanian Academy in 2018.