Daniel Pop is a political economist by training, and earned his PhD in Political Science from the Central European University. He has served as an associate lecturer at the Babes-Bolyai University Faculty of Political Science since 2003, teaching courses such as Game Theory, Political Paradoxes, and Political Economy. In 2008, Pop joined the Education Support Program and since June 2010, he has been based at the Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Center in Cluj, where he directs policy research initiatives within the Open Society Extended Education Network and also leads ESP efforts to build networks of commitment and strengthening new forms of civil activism. Daniel has initiated and led several research fellowship programs and contributed to the design and implementation of major international research undertakings. He has also contributed to and published over 20 volumes and research papers.