Iulia-Sabina Joja

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


Dr. Iulia Joja is senior fellow and director of the Middle East Institute’s Black Sea Program. She also teaches European affairs at George Washington University and European security at the Georgetown University. Prior to this, Dr. Joja served as an adviser to the Romanian President and as a deputy project manager at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Virginia. She has worked with the Romanian delegation to the United Nations, the European Parliament, and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Joja was also a visiting scholar at the Center of Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces in Potsdam, where she researched German and European security, and a DAAD post-doctoral fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she researched Black Sea security. Dr. Joja's Ph.D. thesis on Romania’s strategic culture was published by Columbia University Press in 2019. Dr. Joja is currently working on a book about strategic competition in the Black Sea region.

European studies, Transatlantic relations, strategic studies

Europe in Transition