Plamen Ralchev is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, University of National and World Economy in Sofia where he teaches courses in Comparative Foreign Policies of European Countries, Foreign Policy-Making in Europe, Europe in International Relations, External Relations of the European Union, Public Communications of the EU, Public Communications and Global Governance. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations and a Doctoral degree in Political Science (Foreign Policy and International Relations).
From 2000 until 2007 he has been working as Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Regional and International Studies, Sofia. In 2003 he was a visiting fellow at the East Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. In 2004/2005 he was a Chevening Scholar at the Department of Sociology at the University of Bristol, England.
In 2008 Dr. Ralchev established and has been running STRATCOM project, focused on research and study of strategic communications, international public relations and public diplomacy.