About the event
The Commission for European Affairs of the Romanian Senate was the host of the event, and senators and deputies, representatives from the Commissions for European Affairs, Commissions for Foreign Affairs from both Romanian Senate and Deputy Chamber took part in the event.
BREXIT has challenged many ideas about cooperation and integration on the European continent. It also provides a space for the development of new types of partnerships. The event brings together experts from the UK and Romania in order to discuss various avenues through with the two countries can revamp their bilateral relationship in the aftermath of Brexit. The debate focuses on the recent report on the future of UK-Romania relations published by the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance in London and the Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies in Romania.
The report recommends that Romania and the UK enhance their military cooperation with a geographical reference to the Black Sea and the Western Balkans. Both countries should strive to invest further resources and efforts in the preservation of the security architecture on the European continent, primarily cooperating within the framework of NATO. Similar initiatives have already been developed between the UK and Poland. Moreover, post-Brexit both the UK and Romania will find increased incentives to aim to reinforce transatlanticism and keep the US engaged (both military and in terms of economy) on the European continent.
The International Panel is a joint effort of the Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Governance, and the Commission for European Affairs of the Romanian Senate.
“BREXIT – IMPLICATIONS FOR ROMANIA’S EXTERNAL, SECURITY AND DEFENSE POLICY “
Tim Oliver, London Institute for Diplomacy & International Governance
Cristian Nițoiu, PhD, Lecturer, Vicepresident & Deputy CEO Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies
Florin Păsătoiu, PhD, Lecturer, President and Executive Director Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies
Chairwoman, Commission for European Affairs of the Romanian Senate
Tim Oliver, Senior Lecturer for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance
Tim’s research and teaching currently focus on Brexit, British politics, London, European politics, international relations and international security. He has combined work in academia (LSE, UCL, NYU and the EUI) with work in political institutions (the House of Lords and the European Parliament), think tanks (in Berlin, Washington D.C. and London) and with the British military. Tim is a leading expert on Brexit, UK politics and foreign policy, and international relations. He is the author of Understanding Brexit: A Concise Introduction (2018) and editor of Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave (2018).
Lecturer in Diplomacy and Global Governance at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance (Loughborough London University). Before joining the Institute Cristian was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University. He also held a Postdoctoral Fellow in EU-Russia relations and Ukraine at LSE IDEAS, as well as research positions at Trinity College Dublin and the College of Europe (Natolin campus, ENP Chair). He was awarded a PhD in 2014 from Loughborough University working on a project on the legitimacy of the foreign policy of the European Union. He also gained a MA in International Relations form the University of Nottingham and a BA in International Relations and European Studies.
Florin Pasatoiu, President and Executive Director Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies
Lecturer in International Relations, at the Faculty of Social Sciences president and director of the Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies. Florin Pasatoiu was awarded five fellowship schemes: with MGIMO, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Russian Federation (in Moscow, September-November 2014), with Salzburg Global Seminar (in Salzburg, May 2014), with the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America (in the United States of America, February – March 2008), with the European Foundation Centre, International Fellowship Programme for Learning and Exchange in Philanthropy (IFP) (at ALDA- in Italy and Council of Europe- Strasbourg, in 2007) and with the Mission of Romania to the European Union (in Brussels, in 2003). Florin Pasatoiu has been involved in the “Whither Liberal World Order? Challenges from Russia, Eurasia, and Beyond” working group hosted by University of Kent, Canterbury (UK) in the framework of the H2020 UPTAKE project, which brings together scholars from the Universities of Kent, Uppsala University (Sweden) and Tartu (Finland).
When the name of Gabriela Cretu is pronounced it is almost instantly associated with a strong and determined character. With these traits she managed to become Senator and President of the Commission for European Affairs of the same institution, while also being member in 3 external commissions. Apart of that she was secretary, representative of the Senate on two instances, member in more than 9 other commissions, covering a wild field of interests. With a PhD. title in Philosophy and almost two decades of teaching experience she is a woman that has made her way to the higher end of the political ladder through a unique personality and gaining a lot of expertise along the way.
With the participation of highly respected discussants:
Rozália-Ibolya BIRÓ, Deputy, Chairwoman, Commission for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chamber
Titus CORLATEAN, Senator, Commission for European Affairs, Romanian Senate, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Gabriela CIOT, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Vergil CHITAC, Senator, Chairman of the Romanian Delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Romanian Senate
Stefan MUSOIU, Deputy, Vice chairman, Commission for European Affairs, Deputy Chamber
Catalin TOMA, Senator, Secretary of the Commission for European Affairs, Romanian Senate
Cristian GHICA, Senator, Vice chairman of the Commission for European Affairs, Romanian Senate
Mirela FURTUNA, Deputy, Secretary of the Commission for Foreign Relations, Deputy Chamber
Marius DUNCA, Senator, Commission for European Affairs, Romanian Senate Nicolae Daniel POPESCU, Deputy, Commission for Defence, Public Order and National Security, Deputy Chamber
Alina PROFIROIU, Professor, PhD, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
Mihail IONESCU, Director, ISPAIM, Ministry of Defence
Iulian CHIFU, Director, Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning
Mihai SEBE, Expert, Biroul Studii și Analiză, IER
Catalin BANCILA, Head of Projects and International Relations Unit, UNESCO Center Nicolae Balcescu, Bucharest
Mircea DOBRINESCU, Secretary General, Romanian Association for Alternative Energy
Liviu MURESAN, Chairman, EURISC Foundation
Liviu MUSETESCU, Professor, PhD, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
Flavius CABA MARIA, Chairman Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI)
Christopher RADOVICI, Junior Researcher, CFPSS
Commissions for Foreign Affairs of the Deputy Chamber, room President, number B2, Bucharest,Romania
DATE 11.00-13.00 I March 19, 2019