Melania-Gabriela Ciot is Associate Professor at Babeș-Bolyai University. She is a graduate of Babeș-Bolyai University, where she is currently teaching courses at the Faculty of European Studies on International Negotiations, European Negotiations, Idiosyncrasies in Foreign Policy Decision-Making and Management of European Policies. She holds a PhD in International Relations and European Studies from Babeș-Bolyai University, and a PhD in Educational Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium. Her research interests focus on the psychology of decision-making processes, especially in foreign policy, European and international negotiations and mediation, and management of conflict and cooperation. Gabriela Ciot has published 12 books (including eight as a single author), 58 articles in prestigious journals and volumes of international and national conferences, and 8 participations in research collectives.