Olivier Arifon is a professor; a consultant and an author specialized in political communication and crosscultural communication. His consultancy activities are focused on seminars on business and political communication, lobbying and competitive intelligence for enterprises, high civil servants and diplomats.
In October 2011, he joined the communication department at ULB, for lectures on Influence and lobbying and Digital communication. He is in contact with many actors of European institutions as well as Think Tanks. From 2006 to 2011, with a total of 9 journeys to China, he developed a close cooperation with the China Foreign Affairs University, training future Chinese diplomats and with Communication university of China, training MA students, in Beijing. Several articles on Chinese Internet regulation and the political project of China trough a soft power policy were published.
In 2015 Prof. Arifon was a visiting professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, as well as at Unicamp, one of the leading universities in Brazil. He is the author of more than 50 papers, books chapter and articles mostly in academics journals