Date: 28 September 2017

Warsaw Institute on Bucharest Security Conference

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) organized, between 28 – 30 September 2017, the second edition of the Bucharest Security Conference (BSC).


This international conference designed to address the most recent security developments and evolving threats on the Euro-Atlantic frontier and the necessary decisions to respond to them. Their assessment is that in this region the security environment changes dramatically. SNSPA intend to continue close cooperation with NATO, based on their strong tradition of working with NATO Headquarters and the NATO Defence College.



Among the BSC speakers were:


Mugur Isărescu – Governor of the National Bank of Romania,

Vasile Secăreş – Founder and Former Rector, SNSPA, former Chief of Staff, Presidency of Romania,

Anton Bebler – President of the Euro-Atlantic Council, Slovenia,

Ioan Mircea Pașcu – Vice President of the European Parliament, former Minister of Defence of Romania,

Teodor Viorel Meleşcanu – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania,

Jonathan Eyal – International Director, Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies,

Christopher Layne – University of Southern California, USA,

Amb. Alper Coșkun – Ambassador, Director General for International Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey,

Janusz Kowalski – Founder, Warsaw Institute, Poland,

Kalev Stoicescu – Researcher, International Centre for Defence and Security, Republic of Estonia,

Boyko Noev – Former Minister of Defence, Bulgaria,

Viorel Ardeleanu – Director General, Department for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania,

Péter Balázs – former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Director, Central European University, Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Hungary,

Laurynas Kasčiūnas – former Director of the Centre for Central and Eastern European Studies, Lithuania,

Gabriela Marin Thornton – The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University,

Maia Sandu – President, Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), Republic of Moldova,

Gheorghe Cristescu – President, Poland-Romania Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Poland,

Kevin J. Scheid – General Manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency,

Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski – Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland,

Iulian Chifu – Chairman of the Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning, Romania.

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