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Corneliu Bjola

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corneliu.bjola@qeh.ox.ac.uk
+44 (0)1865 281814

Research interests

Digital diplomacy; cultural diplomacy, secret/back-channel diplomacy; diplomatic crisis management; diplomatic ethics; negotiation breakthrough analysis; EU diplomacy.

Corneliu Bjola

Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies

Corneliu Bjola received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto (2007) and previously taught and conducted research at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. He was a research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Defense Force Academy (2012) and China Foreign Affairs University (2016). 

His current research interests relate to the impact of digital technology on the conduct of diplomacy with a focus on strategic communication and digital influence as well as on theories and methods for countering disinformation and propaganda. 

He has authored or edited six books, including the twin volumes on Countering Online Propaganda and Violent Extremism: The Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy (2018) – listed in the 20 Best New International Relations Books To Read In 2019 -  and Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (2015). His work has been published in the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Ethics and International Affairs, International Negotiation, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Global Policy, Journal of Global Ethics and the Hague Journal of Diplomacy.

Bjola is co-editor of the book series on 'New Diplomatic Studies' with Routledge, and Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. He is the recipient of the 2014 OxTALENT award for enhancing students' learning experience using social media apps awarded by the Oxford Committee on Teaching and Learning Enhanced with Technology.

Corneliu Bjola teaches on the Foundation Course on Global Governance and Diplomacy for the MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, as well as offering options on Diplomatic Management of International Crises and Diplomacy and International Law.

Doctoral supervision

Professor Bjola provides doctoral supervision on topics related to the impact of digital technology on the conduct of diplomacy with a focus on public diplomacy, diaspora engagement, crisis communication, as well as on theories and methods of digital strategic communication for countering disinformation and propaganda.

  • Chapters

    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) The Use and Abuse of History by Russian Embassies on Twitter: The Case of the Baltic States . Rubén Arcos, Irena Chiru and Cristina Ivan The Use and Abuse of History by Russian Embassies on Twitter: The Case of the Baltic States Routledge Handbook of Disinformation and National Security Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    Ilan Manor and Geraldine Asiwome Adiku ( ) Diaspora Diplomacy in the Digital Age . Liam Kennedy Diaspora Diplomacy in the Digital Age Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Diplomacy Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    Ilan Manor ( ) Digital propaganda as Symbolic Convergence: The case of the Russian ads during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections . G Rawnsley, Y Ma and K Pothong Digital propaganda as Symbolic Convergence: The case of the Russian ads during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections Handbook of Political Propaganda Edward Elgar
    Bjola, Corneliu
    Michaela Coplen ( ) Digital Diplomacy In the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons And Recommendations. . Paul W. Hare, Juan Luis Manfredi-Sánchez and Kenneth Weisbrode Digital Diplomacy In the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons And Recommendations. Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation Palgrave Macmillan.
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Coping with digital disinformation in multilateral contexts: The case of the UN Global Compact for Migration . C Bjola, R Zaiotti Coping with digital disinformation in multilateral contexts: The case of the UN Global Compact for Migration Digital Diplomacy and International Organizations: Autonomy, Legitimacy and Contestation Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    I Manor ( ) Digital Public Diplomacy. Business As Usual or Paradigm Shift? . N Snow, N Cull Digital Public Diplomacy. Business As Usual or Paradigm Shift? Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Propaganda as reflexive control: the digital dimension . Corneliu Bjola, James Pamment Propaganda as reflexive control: the digital dimension Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism: The Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Morality and Diplomacy . Gordon Martel Morality and Diplomacy Encyclopedia of Diplomacy Wiley-Blackwell
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) The Theory and Practice of Secret Diplomacy . Corneliu Bjola & Stuart Murray The Theory and Practice of Secret Diplomacy Secret Diplomacy: Concepts, Contexts and Cases London and New York: Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Diplomatic Ethics . C Constantinou, P Kerr and P Sharp Diplomatic Ethics SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy SAGE
    Bjola, Corneliu
    Lu Jiang ( ) Social Media and Public Diplomacy: A Comparative Analysis of the Digital Diplomatic Strategies of the EU, US and Japan in China . C Bjola, M Holmes Social Media and Public Diplomacy: A Comparative Analysis of the Digital Diplomatic Strategies of the EU, US and Japan in China Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice London and New York: Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Digital Diplomacy as Change Management . C Bjola, M Holmes Digital Diplomacy as Change Management Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice London and New York: Routledge
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Global Governance . D Rowe Global Governance Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices New York: Macmillan Reference USA
    Bjola, Corneliu
    M Kornprobst ( ) Introduction: The Argumentative Deontology of Global Governance . C Bjola, M Kornprobst Introduction: The Argumentative Deontology of Global Governance Arguing Global Governance: Agency, Lifeworld, and Shared Reasoning London and New York: Routledge pp 1-15
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) The Power of the Public Sphere: (Anti)diplomacy and Crisis Management Within Security Communities . C Bjola, M Kornprobst The Power of the Public Sphere: (Anti)diplomacy and Crisis Management Within Security Communities Arguing Global Governance: Agency, Lifeworld, and Shared Reasoning London and New York: Routledge pp 194-209
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) European Integration and the Politics of Commitment: The Case of Romania . A Skuhra European Integration and the Politics of Commitment: The Case of Romania EU - Eastern Enlargement Innsbruck: Studieverlag
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Bringing Legitimacy Back in International Politics: The Use of Forced after the Cold War . A Howell Bringing Legitimacy Back in International Politics: The Use of Forced after the Cold War Governance and Global (Dis)orders: Trends Transformations and Impasses Toronto: York Centre for International Security Studies
    Bjola, Corneliu
    ( ) Collective Identity, Irony, and European Integration . John Micgiel Collective Identity, Irony, and European Integration Democracy and Integration in an Enlarging Europe New York: Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University
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