George Poede is a Romanian political philosopher that devoted his entire academic career to Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza in 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 long academic career, his academic interests ranged from scientific socialism to political theory, social policy, and European studies. He also participated in a number of international projects, and served as vice-president of the Romanian association for international relations and European studies. He also had a prolific activity as a doctoral advisor. In 2016, his academic career was recognised with the title of Chevalier of the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques.