George Poede is professor emeritus at Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Romania. He earned a doctorate from this university in 1996, with a thesis on Domination and Power in Max Weber's Political Thought. Throughout his academic career, his academic interests ranged from scientific socialism to political theory, social policy, European studies, security and international development. He also participated in a number of international projects, served as vice-president of the Romanian association for international relations and European studies, and had an extensive activity as a doctoral advisor. In 2016, his academic career was recognised with the title of Chevalier of the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques.