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AURESCU, Bogdan
CHAPELAN, Alexis
Alexis CHAPELAN is a grad student at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest. He has a master’s degree from Paris - Ecole des Hautes Etudes de Sciences Sociales. The subject of his thesis is Ultra-conservative Christian Europe. His fields of interest are related to the far-right policy, populism and Conservative Europe. His doctoral thesis coordinated by professor, PHD Florin Turcanu, deals with cultural wars and contemporary populism (chapelan.alexis@fspub.unibuc.ro).
Alexis CHAPELAN is a grad student at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest. He has a master’s degree from Paris - Ecole des Hautes Etudes de Sciences Sociales. The subject of his thesis is Ultra-conservative Christian Europe. His fields of interest are related to the far-right policy, populism and Conservative Europe. His doctoral thesis coordinated by professor, PHD Florin Turcanu, deals with cultural wars and contemporary populism (chapelan.alexis@fspub.unibuc.ro).
Ambassador Professor CHICAN, Dumitru
Ambassador Professor Dumitru CHICAN graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages - University of Bucharest and majored in Arabic. He has a post-graduate degree in Arabic from the University of Cairo - Egypt. He was an Arabic interpreter, diplomat and an advisor on the Middle East. He is an associate professor, a published author in this field, the founder of the Arab-Romanian Friendship League, a regional expert for the Geostrategic Pulse magazine as well as an editor for the Romanian press agency “RADOR” (Radio Orient/Radio Observer).
Ambassador Professor Dumitru CHICAN graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages - University of Bucharest and majored in Arabic. He has a post-graduate degree in Arabic from the University of Cairo - Egypt. He was an Arabic interpreter, diplomat and an advisor on the Middle East. He is an associate professor, a published author in this field, the founder of the Arab-Romanian Friendship League, a regional expert for the Geostrategic Pulse magazine as well as an editor for the Romanian press agency “RADOR” (Radio Orient/Radio Observer).
COSTEA, Vladimir-Adrian
Vladimir-Adrian Costea is a grad student at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, under the supervision of prof. PHD Georgeta Ghebrea. (e-mail: costea.vladimir-adrian@fspub.unibuc.ro). He has published articles on clemency and the state of occupancy of Romanian prisons in magazines such as Studia. Romanian Political Science Review, Revista
de drept constituțional (Constitutional Law Magazine), Revista Română de Sociologie (The Romanian Sociology Magazine) and Revista Polis (Polis Magazine).
Vladimir-Adrian Costea is a grad student at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, under the supervision of prof. PHD Georgeta Ghebrea. (e-mail: costea.vladimir-adrian@fspub.unibuc.ro). He has published articles on clemency and the state of occupancy of Romanian prisons in magazines such as Studia. Romanian Political Science Review, Revista
de drept constituțional (Constitutional Law Magazine), Revista Română de Sociologie (The Romanian Sociology Magazine) and Revista Polis (Polis Magazine).
COSTESCU, Dinu
FOUAD, Lamia
Dr. GHIŞA, Alexandru
Historian and diplomat.
Born 25th of November 1950, in Filea de Jos, Cluj county. Highschool and university in Cluj-Napoca. From 2000, doctoral degree in history at „Babeş-Bolyai” University, on the subject „The beginning of the diplomatic relations between Romania and Hungary, 1918-1921”.
Professional experience – teacher of history and geography, main researcher at the Center for Transylvanian Studies, Cluj-Napoca, diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with long-term missions in Budapest (1987-1989), Stockholm (1991-1994) and again Budapest (2000-2005). Between 2006-2013, diplomatic counselor in the Department of Diplomatic Archives and between 2014-2018, associated professor at „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Faculty of History, Department of International Relations and Contemporary History. Currently, retired.
Publications: România şi Ungaria la început de secol XX, Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj-Napoca, 2002, with an English edition, Romania and Hungary at the beginning of the XX-th Century, Institutul Cultural Român – Centrul de Studii Transilvane, Cluj-Napoca, 2003, co-authored books of diplomatic documents, published studies and articles in: Studia UBB, Banatica, Dosarele Istoriei, Magazin Istoric, Transylvanian Review, etc.
Historian and diplomat.
Born 25th of November 1950, in Filea de Jos, Cluj county. Highschool and university in Cluj-Napoca. From 2000, doctoral degree in history at „Babeş-Bolyai” University, on the subject „The beginning of the diplomatic relations between Romania and Hungary, 1918-1921”.
Professional experience – teacher of history and geography, main researcher at the Center for Transylvanian Studies, Cluj-Napoca, diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with long-term missions in Budapest (1987-1989), Stockholm (1991-1994) and again Budapest (2000-2005). Between 2006-2013, diplomatic counselor in the Department of Diplomatic Archives and between 2014-2018, associated professor at „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Faculty of History, Department of International Relations and Contemporary History. Currently, retired.
Publications: România şi Ungaria la început de secol XX, Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj-Napoca, 2002, with an English edition, Romania and Hungary at the beginning of the XX-th Century, Institutul Cultural Român – Centrul de Studii Transilvane, Cluj-Napoca, 2003, co-authored books of diplomatic documents, published studies and articles in: Studia UBB, Banatica, Dosarele Istoriei, Magazin Istoric, Transylvanian Review, etc.
GOMBOȘ , Cătălin
Dr. GÜNGÖR, Uğur
Dr. Güngör served in ISAF mission in Afghanistan in 2010-2011. He served as International Relations advisor of the Chief of Turkish General Staff during 2008-2011. He was the Chief of Staff of the Centre of Excellence Defence against Terrorism (COEDAT) during the years 2012-2014. In 2014-2015, he served as the political advisor of Turkish Army Commander. He retired from the Turkish Army in 2015 as Senior Colonel.
He is currently an Associate Professor of International Relations in Başkent University and Director of the School of Foreign Languages.
He teaches at Başkent University, Military Academy Partnership for Peace Training Centre, Centre of Excellence Defence against Terrorism and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Diplomatic Academy.
He is married with two children.
Dr. Güngör served in ISAF mission in Afghanistan in 2010-2011. He served as International Relations advisor of the Chief of Turkish General Staff during 2008-2011. He was the Chief of Staff of the Centre of Excellence Defence against Terrorism (COEDAT) during the years 2012-2014. In 2014-2015, he served as the political advisor of Turkish Army Commander. He retired from the Turkish Army in 2015 as Senior Colonel.
He is currently an Associate Professor of International Relations in Başkent University and Director of the School of Foreign Languages.
He teaches at Başkent University, Military Academy Partnership for Peace Training Centre, Centre of Excellence Defence against Terrorism and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Diplomatic Academy.
He is married with two children.
Major General (ret) HAVRYLOV, Volodymyr
Major General (retired) Volodymyr Havrylov served as Defense Attaché at the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States in 2015-2018, Romania in 2010-2012 and the United Kingdom in 2002-2007. He is currently a Director of the Veterans Dozen Foundation.
Major General (retired) Volodymyr Havrylov served as Defense Attaché at the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States in 2015-2018, Romania in 2010-2012 and the United Kingdom in 2002-2007. He is currently a Director of the Veterans Dozen Foundation.
HAZAPARU, Dan
Dan Hazaparu is an electrical engineer who is currently working for the Bucharest City Council, as a counsellor. He is also the President of the Romanian Foundation for Democracy through Law (NGO affiliated to the Venice Commission, the Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe).
Dan Hazaparu graduated from the National School of Political Science and Administration in Bucharest. He also has three masters’ degrees in Water Decontamination, Political Sciences, and International Relations. He is also a grad student (PhD) at the National School of Political Science and Administration in Bucharest.
Dan Hazaparu is an electrical engineer who is currently working for the Bucharest City Council, as a counsellor. He is also the President of the Romanian Foundation for Democracy through Law (NGO affiliated to the Venice Commission, the Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe).
Dan Hazaparu graduated from the National School of Political Science and Administration in Bucharest. He also has three masters’ degrees in Water Decontamination, Political Sciences, and International Relations. He is also a grad student (PhD) at the National School of Political Science and Administration in Bucharest.
IACOBIŢĂ, Constantin
Editor-in-Chief the Geostrategic Pulse
https://www.linkedin.com/in/constantin-iacobita-04b77747/
Editor-in-Chief the Geostrategic Pulse
https://www.linkedin.com/in/constantin-iacobita-04b77747/
Dr. KALKAN KÜÇÜKSOLAK , Övgü
Övgü Kalkan Küçüksolak, has completed her BSc. in International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University and holds a Master’s degree in International and European Relations from Linköpings University (Sweden).
Küçüksolak gained her PhD degree from the National Defense University-Strategic Researches Institute in 2011. Her areas of interest include; strategic studies, geopolitics, security studies and global governance.
Dr. Küçüksolak served at Boğaziçi University-TUSIAD Foreign Policy Forum which ranked amongst the reputable think-thanks in Turkey. She currently lectures both in undergraduate and graduate levels at Yalova University, Department of International Relations.
Övgü Kalkan Küçüksolak, has completed her BSc. in International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University and holds a Master’s degree in International and European Relations from Linköpings University (Sweden).
Küçüksolak gained her PhD degree from the National Defense University-Strategic Researches Institute in 2011. Her areas of interest include; strategic studies, geopolitics, security studies and global governance.
Dr. Küçüksolak served at Boğaziçi University-TUSIAD Foreign Policy Forum which ranked amongst the reputable think-thanks in Turkey. She currently lectures both in undergraduate and graduate levels at Yalova University, Department of International Relations.
Professor Dr. KAUNERT, Christian
Prof. Dr. Christian Kaunert is Chair of Policing and Security, as well as Director of the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales. He is also the Leader of the Cognate Research Group on Policing and Security at the University of South Wales. Previously, he served as an Academic Director and Professor at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Professor of International Politics, Head of Discipline in Politics, and the Director of the European Institute for Security and Justice, a Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence, at the University of Dundee.
Prof Kaunert has researched and taught in many international universities, and has been awarded with a prestigious Jean Monnet Chair in EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy and EU Counter-Terrorism (2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018). He is currently the Editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, International Conflict and Cooperation and the Edward Elgar Book Series ‘European Security and Justice Critiques’. He is also on the editorial board of the journal European Politics and Society (EPS) and the Journal of European Integration (JEI).
Prof. Dr. Christian Kaunert is Chair of Policing and Security, as well as Director of the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales. He is also the Leader of the Cognate Research Group on Policing and Security at the University of South Wales. Previously, he served as an Academic Director and Professor at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Professor of International Politics, Head of Discipline in Politics, and the Director of the European Institute for Security and Justice, a Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence, at the University of Dundee.
Prof Kaunert has researched and taught in many international universities, and has been awarded with a prestigious Jean Monnet Chair in EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy and EU Counter-Terrorism (2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018). He is currently the Editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, International Conflict and Cooperation and the Edward Elgar Book Series ‘European Security and Justice Critiques’. He is also on the editorial board of the journal European Politics and Society (EPS) and the Journal of European Integration (JEI).
KELLER , Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre KELLER is a Senior Analyst and Deputy at the Terrorism-Joint Analysis Group (T-JAG) at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). His research focuses on local terrorist networks, terrorist financing and inter-related terrorism threats. In his role Jean-Pierre developed projects, teaches and lectures in intelligence/counter-terrorism analysis and management.
Jean-Pierre holds a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Global Security and Conflict Resolution from the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva. As GCSP Executive-in-Residence, he accomplished both GCSP & Swiss Federal Office of Civil Protection crisis management trainings. Retired officer of the Swiss Army, he was a Company Commander, specialized in disaster relief and was trained as a UN military observer.
Jean-Pierre KELLER is a Senior Analyst and Deputy at the Terrorism-Joint Analysis Group (T-JAG) at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). His research focuses on local terrorist networks, terrorist financing and inter-related terrorism threats. In his role Jean-Pierre developed projects, teaches and lectures in intelligence/counter-terrorism analysis and management.
Jean-Pierre holds a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Global Security and Conflict Resolution from the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva. As GCSP Executive-in-Residence, he accomplished both GCSP & Swiss Federal Office of Civil Protection crisis management trainings. Retired officer of the Swiss Army, he was a Company Commander, specialized in disaster relief and was trained as a UN military observer.
Dr. KOGAN, Eugene
Dr. Kogan is a noted expert in the field of defence technologies. He has held a series of research fellowships at some of Europe’s most renowned research institutes, including Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Auswaertige Politik, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, and the Swedish National Defence College. Recently he was attached as Guest Researcher to the Centre for Pacific Asia Studies at Stockholm University and to the Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University. For the last five years he was employed as Guest Researcher at the Vienna-based International Institute for Liberal Policy.
Dr Kogan is a prolific writer and has presented an extensive series of papers on the following topics:
• Russian military aviation industry;
• Russian aerospace forces;
• Russian arms exports;
• Defence industrial policy in Central and Eastern Europe including Bulgaria and Romania;
• Arms export policy;
• Israeli defence industrial policy and arms export strategy;
• Energy and energy-security in the Euro-Asiatic area;
• Russian-Turkish relations;
• Turkey-NATO relations;
• South Caucasus countries defence and security agenda.
Dr.Kogan currently resides in Tbilisi and works as defence and security expert.
E-mail: eugene1kogan@gmail.com
Dr. Kogan is a noted expert in the field of defence technologies. He has held a series of research fellowships at some of Europe’s most renowned research institutes, including Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Auswaertige Politik, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, and the Swedish National Defence College. Recently he was attached as Guest Researcher to the Centre for Pacific Asia Studies at Stockholm University and to the Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University. For the last five years he was employed as Guest Researcher at the Vienna-based International Institute for Liberal Policy.
Dr Kogan is a prolific writer and has presented an extensive series of papers on the following topics:
• Russian military aviation industry;
• Russian aerospace forces;
• Russian arms exports;
• Defence industrial policy in Central and Eastern Europe including Bulgaria and Romania;
• Arms export policy;
• Israeli defence industrial policy and arms export strategy;
• Energy and energy-security in the Euro-Asiatic area;
• Russian-Turkish relations;
• Turkey-NATO relations;
• South Caucasus countries defence and security agenda.
Dr.Kogan currently resides in Tbilisi and works as defence and security expert.
E-mail: eugene1kogan@gmail.com
H.E. The Ambassador of the Palestina State in Romania, Mr. KOKALY, Fuad
His Excellency Mr. Faud Karim Saliba Kokaly is the Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Romania since 2014.
He graduated from the Bethleem University in Palestine in 1993 with a degree in sociology.
Since 2006 he is an elected member of the Palestinian Legal Council.
Other significant positions held: member of the Christian Committee of the Arab Orthodox Christian Council in Palestine; president of the “Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans”; president of the “Palestinian Wildlife Society”.
His Excellency Mr. Faud Karim Saliba Kokaly is the Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Romania since 2014.
He graduated from the Bethleem University in Palestine in 1993 with a degree in sociology.
Since 2006 he is an elected member of the Palestinian Legal Council.
Other significant positions held: member of the Christian Committee of the Arab Orthodox Christian Council in Palestine; president of the “Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans”; president of the “Palestinian Wildlife Society”.
LAZEA, Valentin
Valentin Lazea is Chief Economist for the National Bank of Romania, as well as Chairman of STFD-TRANSFOND. He attended traning courses at the IMF Institute, Washington DC, USA, Sussex University, Brighton, Great Britain, and Istituto Giordano dell’Amore, Milan, Italy.
He is co-founding member and Chairman of the Romanian Centre for Economic Policies (RCEP).
He is a published author. He wrote numerous studies and books some of which are: Modificări structurale în economia românească după integrare, RCEP, 2007; Prioritizarea politicilor UE în cadrul procesului de revizuire a bugetului comunitar, RCEP, 2012. He is the co-author of The EU and Romania: Accession and Beyond, The Federal Trust, London, 2006; co-editor and co-author of Modificări structurale şi performanţe economice în România, IRLI Publishing, Bucharest, 2003.
He also attended three technical assistance programmes for the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis, for the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance and for the Office of the Prime Minister of Romania, financed via PHARE (2001-2007).
Valentin Lazea is Chief Economist for the National Bank of Romania, as well as Chairman of STFD-TRANSFOND. He attended traning courses at the IMF Institute, Washington DC, USA, Sussex University, Brighton, Great Britain, and Istituto Giordano dell’Amore, Milan, Italy.
He is co-founding member and Chairman of the Romanian Centre for Economic Policies (RCEP).
He is a published author. He wrote numerous studies and books some of which are: Modificări structurale în economia românească după integrare, RCEP, 2007; Prioritizarea politicilor UE în cadrul procesului de revizuire a bugetului comunitar, RCEP, 2012. He is the co-author of The EU and Romania: Accession and Beyond, The Federal Trust, London, 2006; co-editor and co-author of Modificări structurale şi performanţe economice în România, IRLI Publishing, Bucharest, 2003.
He also attended three technical assistance programmes for the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis, for the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance and for the Office of the Prime Minister of Romania, financed via PHARE (2001-2007).
Professor LEONARD, Sarah
Prof. Sarah Leonard joined the University of the West of England Bristol as a Professor of International Security in July 2018. Sarah holds a PhD in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, a Master of Arts in Russian and Eurasian Studies from the University of Leeds, as well as an MA in European Studies and a BA in Politics (International Relations) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Prior to taking up her post at UWE Bristol, Sarah was a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Salford, a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Sciences Po Paris, a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Dundee and an Associate Professor in International Affairs at Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). Sarah is interested in international security, counter-terrorism, European integration, as well as migration, asylum and borders issues. Her research interests lie at the intersection between Security Studies and European Studies. She is particularly interested in the study of securitization processes and the development of the European Union’s internal security policies, especially those relating to asylum, migration and borders, as well as counter-terrorism. She is a member of the Social Sciences Research Group and of the Global Security and Human Rights research theme.
Prof. Sarah Leonard joined the University of the West of England Bristol as a Professor of International Security in July 2018. Sarah holds a PhD in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, a Master of Arts in Russian and Eurasian Studies from the University of Leeds, as well as an MA in European Studies and a BA in Politics (International Relations) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Prior to taking up her post at UWE Bristol, Sarah was a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Salford, a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Sciences Po Paris, a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Dundee and an Associate Professor in International Affairs at Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). Sarah is interested in international security, counter-terrorism, European integration, as well as migration, asylum and borders issues. Her research interests lie at the intersection between Security Studies and European Studies. She is particularly interested in the study of securitization processes and the development of the European Union’s internal security policies, especially those relating to asylum, migration and borders, as well as counter-terrorism. She is a member of the Social Sciences Research Group and of the Global Security and Human Rights research theme.
MAGDIN, Radu
Dr. MICLEA, Marius-Sorin
Marius-Sorin Miclea is a career diplomat.
He graduated the Military High School “Mihai Viteazul”, the Air Force Academy “Aurel Vlaicu”, the Faculty of Law, and the National Defence College “Carol I” (in Romania).
He then studied in France, obtaining his PhD in International Relations and European Studies, University of Lyon and his master’s degree in Political Sciences, University of Grenoble. He also studied at the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence, in Paris.
He is also specialized as inspector for international arms control (diploma obtained in France, in 2006).
Between 1985 and 2002 he served for the Romanian Air Force.
Between 2006 and 2008 he was an inspector for international arms control, and starting with 2008 has been serving as a diplomat for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Marius-Sorin Miclea holds the diplomatic rank of Consul General.
Marius-Sorin Miclea is a career diplomat.
He graduated the Military High School “Mihai Viteazul”, the Air Force Academy “Aurel Vlaicu”, the Faculty of Law, and the National Defence College “Carol I” (in Romania).
He then studied in France, obtaining his PhD in International Relations and European Studies, University of Lyon and his master’s degree in Political Sciences, University of Grenoble. He also studied at the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence, in Paris.
He is also specialized as inspector for international arms control (diploma obtained in France, in 2006).
Between 1985 and 2002 he served for the Romanian Air Force.
Between 2006 and 2008 he was an inspector for international arms control, and starting with 2008 has been serving as a diplomat for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Marius-Sorin Miclea holds the diplomatic rank of Consul General.
MILIĆ , Jelena
Jelena Milić is the Director of the Center of Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS). She is among the most influential political analysts in Serbia and the Western Balkan region.
The key areas of her expertise and interest are: Transatlantic relations; US foreign politics; NATO affairs; EU affairs, NATO, policies of the EU and its member states towards South East Europe and Russia; Serbian foreign and security policies with a special focus on relations with NATO; Russian influence in the Western Balkans and Europe; Transitional justice and security sector reform; Contemporary social-liberalism; Democratic deficit of multiculturalism.
She has a degree in Engineering Security Management from Union Nikola Tesla University in Belgrade. She is currently finishing her master’s thesis on NATO’s Crisis management system and emergency planning policies and structures.
Jelena Milić is the Director of the Center of Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS). She is among the most influential political analysts in Serbia and the Western Balkan region.
The key areas of her expertise and interest are: Transatlantic relations; US foreign politics; NATO affairs; EU affairs, NATO, policies of the EU and its member states towards South East Europe and Russia; Serbian foreign and security policies with a special focus on relations with NATO; Russian influence in the Western Balkans and Europe; Transitional justice and security sector reform; Contemporary social-liberalism; Democratic deficit of multiculturalism.
She has a degree in Engineering Security Management from Union Nikola Tesla University in Belgrade. She is currently finishing her master’s thesis on NATO’s Crisis management system and emergency planning policies and structures.
Brigadier General (ret) MÎNDRESCU, Mircea
Brigade General (Ret) PhD Mircea MÎNDRESCU started his military career in 1977 when was admitted at the Military High School in Câmpulung Moldovenesc. Among the educational stages achieved after the High School are the Signals Military Academy, High Military Studies Academy, The Royal Netherlands Military College, Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shirvenham (UK) as well as Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2012 the Defence National University (Romania) awarded him the title of PhD.
The military career of Bg.Gen. MÎNDRESCU included important national defence domains such as operative units and big units (parachute and special operation), military education, military diplomacy, Theatres of Operations, operational, defence and armaments planning as well as international positions. He is a licensed parachutist, alpinist and diver.
Between 2013 and 2016 he was the first Romanian commander of the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre, Lisbon, the first and only NATO military structure that Romania is commanding jointly, with Portugal. His last active military position was as Chief, Strategic Planning Directorate of the Romanian Defence Staff.
Brigade General MÎNDRESCU retired in 2017 after 40 years of military service and is currently the Chair of the Executive Academic Board (EAB) at the European Security and Defence College, after his election in 2017.
Brigade General (Ret) PhD Mircea MÎNDRESCU started his military career in 1977 when was admitted at the Military High School in Câmpulung Moldovenesc. Among the educational stages achieved after the High School are the Signals Military Academy, High Military Studies Academy, The Royal Netherlands Military College, Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shirvenham (UK) as well as Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2012 the Defence National University (Romania) awarded him the title of PhD.
The military career of Bg.Gen. MÎNDRESCU included important national defence domains such as operative units and big units (parachute and special operation), military education, military diplomacy, Theatres of Operations, operational, defence and armaments planning as well as international positions. He is a licensed parachutist, alpinist and diver.
Between 2013 and 2016 he was the first Romanian commander of the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre, Lisbon, the first and only NATO military structure that Romania is commanding jointly, with Portugal. His last active military position was as Chief, Strategic Planning Directorate of the Romanian Defence Staff.
Brigade General MÎNDRESCU retired in 2017 after 40 years of military service and is currently the Chair of the Executive Academic Board (EAB) at the European Security and Defence College, after his election in 2017.
Dr. MIȘCOIU, Sergiu
Sergiu Mişcoiu is a professor at the Faculty of European Studies (Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca). He has a PhD in political sciences from the Paris-East University and a PhD in history from the Babeș-Bolyai University. He is also a PhD coordinator in both these universities. Between 2012 and 2016, he has led the Department of International Relations from the Faculty of European Studies, and starting with March 2016 he is the Director of the Centre for International Cooperation within the Babeș-Bolyai University.
His research fields are: constructivist and discursive theories related to the formation and functioning of the political communities, and especially to the emergence of radical, populist and extremist groups; political transition and democratisation in French-speaking societies (especially France and Central and Wes Africa).
He is the author of: Au pouvoir par le Peuple! Le populisme saisi par la théorie du discours (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2012), Naissance de la nation en Europe. Théories classiques et théorisations constructivistes (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2010), Formarea naţiunii. O teorie socio-constructivistă (Cluj, Efes, 2006) and Le Front National et ses répercussions sur l’échiquier politique français (Cluj, Efes, 2005). He co-wrote and co-edited 50 scientific articles published in Romania, France, the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, the Republic of Moldova and Hungary.
Sergiu Mişcoiu is a professor at the Faculty of European Studies (Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca). He has a PhD in political sciences from the Paris-East University and a PhD in history from the Babeș-Bolyai University. He is also a PhD coordinator in both these universities. Between 2012 and 2016, he has led the Department of International Relations from the Faculty of European Studies, and starting with March 2016 he is the Director of the Centre for International Cooperation within the Babeș-Bolyai University.
His research fields are: constructivist and discursive theories related to the formation and functioning of the political communities, and especially to the emergence of radical, populist and extremist groups; political transition and democratisation in French-speaking societies (especially France and Central and Wes Africa).
He is the author of: Au pouvoir par le Peuple! Le populisme saisi par la théorie du discours (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2012), Naissance de la nation en Europe. Théories classiques et théorisations constructivistes (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2010), Formarea naţiunii. O teorie socio-constructivistă (Cluj, Efes, 2006) and Le Front National et ses répercussions sur l’échiquier politique français (Cluj, Efes, 2005). He co-wrote and co-edited 50 scientific articles published in Romania, France, the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, the Republic of Moldova and Hungary.
MOTOC, Mihnea
After a long service in the Romanian diplomacy, where he served as Secretary of State for Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ambassador to the Netherlands (1999-2001), Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations (2003-2005) and to the European Union (2008-2015), as well as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2015), Mihnea Motoc also served as Minister of Defence (2015-2017).
He is currently the Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre and special adviser for the President of the European Commission, on matters of European defence and security.
After a long service in the Romanian diplomacy, where he served as Secretary of State for Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ambassador to the Netherlands (1999-2001), Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations (2003-2005) and to the European Union (2008-2015), as well as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2015), Mihnea Motoc also served as Minister of Defence (2015-2017).
He is currently the Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre and special adviser for the President of the European Commission, on matters of European defence and security.
NABOULSI, Maher
Dr. NAUMESCU, Valentin
VALENTIN NAUMESCU, PhD, is a professor at the Department of International Relations for the Faculty if European Studies, “Babeş-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca and President of the think-tank "Initiative for European Democratic Culture" (IEDC).
In 2013 he founded Citadel, a think-tank within the University, which deals with international relations. He is an independent expert on international relations for the European Commission. He used to be a Secretary of State for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2007), a diplomatic counsellor within the ministry (2007-2008) and the Romanian Consul to Toronto (2008-2012).
Some of his latest books are: Romania, the Great Powers and the European Order: 1918-2018 (2018), The EU Crisis and the Global Order in the Trump Era (2017), Great Changes and Perspectives in International Policy (2015), Democracy and Security in the 21st Century: Perspectives on a Changing World (2014) and The European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood Today: Politics, Dynamics, Perspectives (published with Dan Dungaciu; 2015). He is also part of the team publishing The New European Union and Its Global Strategy: from Brexit to PESCO, coming soon at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Great Britain.
VALENTIN NAUMESCU, PhD, is a professor at the Department of International Relations for the Faculty if European Studies, “Babeş-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca and President of the think-tank "Initiative for European Democratic Culture" (IEDC).
In 2013 he founded Citadel, a think-tank within the University, which deals with international relations. He is an independent expert on international relations for the European Commission. He used to be a Secretary of State for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2007), a diplomatic counsellor within the ministry (2007-2008) and the Romanian Consul to Toronto (2008-2012).
Some of his latest books are: Romania, the Great Powers and the European Order: 1918-2018 (2018), The EU Crisis and the Global Order in the Trump Era (2017), Great Changes and Perspectives in International Policy (2015), Democracy and Security in the 21st Century: Perspectives on a Changing World (2014) and The European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood Today: Politics, Dynamics, Perspectives (published with Dan Dungaciu; 2015). He is also part of the team publishing The New European Union and Its Global Strategy: from Brexit to PESCO, coming soon at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Great Britain.
ODOBESCU, Luminiţa
PAVEL, Dan
Dan Pavel is a writer, philosopher, political consultant, and member of the Writers' Union, founder and vice president of the Revoluționari fără Privilegii (Revolutionaries without Privileges Association), editor in chief of Timpul Magazine. He is a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest. He graduated from the Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Bucharest (1982). He was the editor in chief of the Viata Studenteasca and Amfiteatru Magazines (1986-1989). He was assistant editor and founder of the 22, Sfera Politicii and Polis Magazines. After 1990, he had several scholarships in the USA, in journalism, US foreign policy and political sciences. Ever since 1994, he has been a professor at the faculty of Political Sciences and Journalism, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. Ever since 1997, he has been a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest. Some of his works are Cine, ce şi de ce? Interviuri despre politică şi alte tabuuri (1998), Leviathanul bizantin (1998), Nu putem reuşi decît împreună (2003, in cooperation with Iulia Huiu), Democraţia bine temperată (2010), Grajdurile lui Augias, Rituri de purificare în posttotalitarism (2017), Războaiele neterminate din era Facebook (2019).
Dan Pavel is a writer, philosopher, political consultant, and member of the Writers' Union, founder and vice president of the Revoluționari fără Privilegii (Revolutionaries without Privileges Association), editor in chief of Timpul Magazine. He is a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest. He graduated from the Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Bucharest (1982). He was the editor in chief of the Viata Studenteasca and Amfiteatru Magazines (1986-1989). He was assistant editor and founder of the 22, Sfera Politicii and Polis Magazines. After 1990, he had several scholarships in the USA, in journalism, US foreign policy and political sciences. Ever since 1994, he has been a professor at the faculty of Political Sciences and Journalism, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. Ever since 1997, he has been a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest. Some of his works are Cine, ce şi de ce? Interviuri despre politică şi alte tabuuri (1998), Leviathanul bizantin (1998), Nu putem reuşi decît împreună (2003, in cooperation with Iulia Huiu), Democraţia bine temperată (2010), Grajdurile lui Augias, Rituri de purificare în posttotalitarism (2017), Războaiele neterminate din era Facebook (2019).
PETRESCU, Alexandru
PÎSLARU, Dragoș Nicolae
POPA, Iulian F.
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Brigadier General (ret) MEng RĂDULESCU, Ciprian-Mircea
Brigadier General (ret) Ciprian-Mircea Rădulescu graduated from the Technical Military Academy in 1985, Artillery and Rockets Section.
After graduation, he was assigned in execution and leading positions in the Armed Forces Experimental Polygon, the Artillery Laboratory and the Development and Technical Section of the Artillery Command.
Starting with 1993, he worked in the General Staff in execution functions, Chief of Bureau and Chief of Section.
The international career of Brigadier General (ret) Rădulescu includes positions as Military Observer, UNIKOM (1997-1998), Staff Officer, NATO Joint Force Command Lisbon (2006-2010) as well as military diplomacy: Deputy Defence Attaché in London (2001-2005) and Defence Attaché in London (2014-2017).
He ended his military career in 2017, after 37 years of service.
Brigadier General (ret) Ciprian-Mircea Rădulescu graduated from the Technical Military Academy in 1985, Artillery and Rockets Section.
After graduation, he was assigned in execution and leading positions in the Armed Forces Experimental Polygon, the Artillery Laboratory and the Development and Technical Section of the Artillery Command.
Starting with 1993, he worked in the General Staff in execution functions, Chief of Bureau and Chief of Section.
The international career of Brigadier General (ret) Rădulescu includes positions as Military Observer, UNIKOM (1997-1998), Staff Officer, NATO Joint Force Command Lisbon (2006-2010) as well as military diplomacy: Deputy Defence Attaché in London (2001-2005) and Defence Attaché in London (2014-2017).
He ended his military career in 2017, after 37 years of service.
RAEȚCHI, Ovidiu
Ovidiu Raețchi is a writer specialized on the Middle East. He is a history grad student and his thesis covers the Israel-Egyptian peace process (1979). He is also a political science grad student and his second thesis is focused on the evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood from 1928 to date. Mr. Raețchi has a master’s degree in Arabic culture and another in Hebrew civilization. He majored in political sciences and has a post-graduate and security education in Bucharest and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He published six volumes of essays and the history of civilisation: ”EsTeistica” (“EssayThetics”); ”Din Agora” (“Of Agora”); ”Scurt Tratat despre Iubire” (“A Short Treaty on Love”); ”Soldatul Putin și Filosoful Dughin: Civilizația Rusă în Fața unei Noi Erori Imperialiste” (“Private Putin and Dughin the Philosopher: Russian Civilization Facing a New Imperialistic Error”); ”Avangarda Califatului: O Istorie Intelectuală a Jihadismului” (“The Avant-Guarde of the Caliphate: An Intellectual History of the Jihad”); ”Tzahal: O Istorie a Armatei Israeliene” (“The Tzahal: A Short History of the Israeli Armed Forces”).
Ovidiu Raețchi is a writer specialized on the Middle East. He is a history grad student and his thesis covers the Israel-Egyptian peace process (1979). He is also a political science grad student and his second thesis is focused on the evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood from 1928 to date. Mr. Raețchi has a master’s degree in Arabic culture and another in Hebrew civilization. He majored in political sciences and has a post-graduate and security education in Bucharest and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He published six volumes of essays and the history of civilisation: ”EsTeistica” (“EssayThetics”); ”Din Agora” (“Of Agora”); ”Scurt Tratat despre Iubire” (“A Short Treaty on Love”); ”Soldatul Putin și Filosoful Dughin: Civilizația Rusă în Fața unei Noi Erori Imperialiste” (“Private Putin and Dughin the Philosopher: Russian Civilization Facing a New Imperialistic Error”); ”Avangarda Califatului: O Istorie Intelectuală a Jihadismului” (“The Avant-Guarde of the Caliphate: An Intellectual History of the Jihad”); ”Tzahal: O Istorie a Armatei Israeliene” (“The Tzahal: A Short History of the Israeli Armed Forces”).
ROUILLER , Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul ROUILLER worked for the Swiss Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) from December 2003 to January 2010, creating the first Counter-terrorism Unit within the Swiss Federal Criminal Police (SFCP). He then developed the structures and concepts of the first counter-terrorism analysis unit of the SFCP (in charge of intelligence collection and risk analysis in the field of counter-terrorism and terrorism).
In 1994, Mr Rouiller joined the Swiss Intelligence Service as a junior country analyst. By 1996, Rouiller had taken responsibility for all terrorism files; these encompassed, among others, Radical Islamic organizations, the ‘ethno-nationalists’ groups (eg. IRA, PKK, LTTE or ETA) and the remnants of the far-left (eg. 17N phantom group in Greece).
Mr Rouiller left the Swiss Intelligence Service in October 2000 in order to join the Office of the Coordinator of Intelligence Services of Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud, as Adviser on Homeland Security.
The events that led him to join the Swiss Federal Criminal Police unfolded in late 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. From December 2003 to December 2010, Mr Rouiller created, developed and lead no less than four different counter-terrorism units within the Swiss Federal Criminal Police. In 2011, he created the Geneva Centre for Training and Analysis of Terrorism.
In 2017, Mr Rouiller created the Terrorism Joint Analysis Group at the GCSP, to deliver timely analysis to both the public and private sectors on the global manifestations of terror.
Jean-Paul ROUILLER worked for the Swiss Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) from December 2003 to January 2010, creating the first Counter-terrorism Unit within the Swiss Federal Criminal Police (SFCP). He then developed the structures and concepts of the first counter-terrorism analysis unit of the SFCP (in charge of intelligence collection and risk analysis in the field of counter-terrorism and terrorism).
In 1994, Mr Rouiller joined the Swiss Intelligence Service as a junior country analyst. By 1996, Rouiller had taken responsibility for all terrorism files; these encompassed, among others, Radical Islamic organizations, the ‘ethno-nationalists’ groups (eg. IRA, PKK, LTTE or ETA) and the remnants of the far-left (eg. 17N phantom group in Greece).
Mr Rouiller left the Swiss Intelligence Service in October 2000 in order to join the Office of the Coordinator of Intelligence Services of Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud, as Adviser on Homeland Security.
The events that led him to join the Swiss Federal Criminal Police unfolded in late 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. From December 2003 to December 2010, Mr Rouiller created, developed and lead no less than four different counter-terrorism units within the Swiss Federal Criminal Police. In 2011, he created the Geneva Centre for Training and Analysis of Terrorism.
In 2017, Mr Rouiller created the Terrorism Joint Analysis Group at the GCSP, to deliver timely analysis to both the public and private sectors on the global manifestations of terror.
SALAMEH, Munir
Associate Professor CEng PhD SAVU, Gheorghe
Associate professor at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, at the National Defence University "Carol I", and at the National Intelligence Academy, he teaches Euro-Atlantic Security, Strategic Leadership, Defence Diplomacy, European Union Policy and Decision-Making.
He served in the Romanian Armed Forces until his retirement as a General, in 2017, Gheorghe Savu was the Chief of the Romanian Military Intelligence Directorate and the Director General of the Defence Intelligence General Directorate. Between 2012-2017, he served as Minister Counsellor in the Romanian Permanent Representation to the European Union and as Romanian Military Representative to NATO and EU.
Associate professor at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, at the National Defence University "Carol I", and at the National Intelligence Academy, he teaches Euro-Atlantic Security, Strategic Leadership, Defence Diplomacy, European Union Policy and Decision-Making.
He served in the Romanian Armed Forces until his retirement as a General, in 2017, Gheorghe Savu was the Chief of the Romanian Military Intelligence Directorate and the Director General of the Defence Intelligence General Directorate. Between 2012-2017, he served as Minister Counsellor in the Romanian Permanent Representation to the European Union and as Romanian Military Representative to NATO and EU.
SHAHRESTANI, Reza
SOCOR, Vladimir
Vladimir Socor is a Senior Fellow of the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation and its flagship publication, Eurasia Daily Monitor (1995 to date), where he writes analytical articles on a daily basis. An internationally recognized expert on the former Soviet-ruled countries in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia, he covers Russian and Western policies, focusing on energy, regional security issues, Russian foreign affairs, secessionist conflicts, and NATO policies and programs. Mr. Socor is a frequent speaker at U.S. and European policy conferences and think-tank institutions; as well as a regular guest lecturer at the NATO Defense College and at Harvard University’s National Security Program’s Black Sea Program. He is also a frequent contributor to edited volumes. Mr. Socor was previously an analyst with the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute (1983-1994). He is a Romanian-born citizen of the United States based in Munich, Germany.
Vladimir Socor is a Senior Fellow of the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation and its flagship publication, Eurasia Daily Monitor (1995 to date), where he writes analytical articles on a daily basis. An internationally recognized expert on the former Soviet-ruled countries in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia, he covers Russian and Western policies, focusing on energy, regional security issues, Russian foreign affairs, secessionist conflicts, and NATO policies and programs. Mr. Socor is a frequent speaker at U.S. and European policy conferences and think-tank institutions; as well as a regular guest lecturer at the NATO Defense College and at Harvard University’s National Security Program’s Black Sea Program. He is also a frequent contributor to edited volumes. Mr. Socor was previously an analyst with the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute (1983-1994). He is a Romanian-born citizen of the United States based in Munich, Germany.
Dr. STOIAN KARADELI, Andreea
Dr. Andreea Stoian Karadeli is an independent resercher, lives in Turkey and is cooperating with a series of international organizations and institutions all over the world (NATO, UN, EU).
Dr. Andreea Stoian Karadeli is an independent resercher, lives in Turkey and is cooperating with a series of international organizations and institutions all over the world (NATO, UN, EU).
VIȘAN, George
Experienced Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the think tanks industry. Skilled in Political Science, Media Analysis, and International Relations. Strong research professional with a M. A focused in International Relations at the Political Science Department from University of Bucharest.
Experienced Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the think tanks industry. Skilled in Political Science, Media Analysis, and International Relations. Strong research professional with a M. A focused in International Relations at the Political Science Department from University of Bucharest.
WERTMAN, Ori
Ori Wertman is Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the University of South Wales, was a Foreign Affairs and Political Adviser to former Labor Party chairman Isaac Herzog, former Deputy Chairman of the Labor Party Youth, and a candidate on the Labor Knesset list.
Ori Wertman is Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the University of South Wales, was a Foreign Affairs and Political Adviser to former Labor Party chairman Isaac Herzog, former Deputy Chairman of the Labor Party Youth, and a candidate on the Labor Knesset list.