Lucian Bălănuță works as a journalist and as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Letters – Journalism and Communication Sciences from the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iasi, Romania. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Since the beginning of his academic formation, he has worked as a journalist for different media outlets. He is currently a news editor at Radio Romania Iasi – regional public radio – with previous experiences at Radio France Internationale Romania and Radio Europa FM.
Expressions of his interest and performances in foreign affairs related issues are three of his most important achievements – “EU Journalist Award 2010”, “European Parliament Prize for Journalism 2011” and „European Reporter 2012” – all of them as a national winner.