27794 2/28/2005 15:54 05BUCHAREST490 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 BUCHAREST 000490
NATO FOR PA - TOM WHITE DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/PPD - EKPUK/LARSON
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: OIIP, PREL, SCUL, RO, NATO SUBJECT: ROMANIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE NATO TOURS PROGRAM FOR FY-05
1. Embassy Bucharest nominates the following five Romanian policymakers plus one American escort for a single country program for policymakers. Post requests that the program be scheduled anytime this fiscal year except July - August 2005; would appreciate confirmation of program date ASAP. Post requests inclusion of both NATO HQ and SHAPE in the program. Also requests that briefers focus attention on the Black Sea region. Newly elected President Basescu has announced that Black Sea regional security is a key component of Romanian foreign policy.
2. Name: Mirelle Carmen RADOI Date and Place of Birth: May 9, 1974, Craiova, Romania Country of citizenship: Romania Passport Number: 08872384 English Comprehension/Speaking: Very good. No translation necessary Other languages: French Prior USG/NATO travel: None SHORT JUSTIFICATION FOR NOMINATION: Mirelle Carmen Radoi has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National School of Politics and Public Administration (2004) and a M.A. in Political Science at the University of Bucharest (1997). She is director of the Security Studies Journal and one of the few Romanian experts in Intelligence and Security Sector Reform - her main interest is Security Sector Reform in Romania after 2002. Currently, she is teaching two courses at the National School of Politics and Public Administration: "Intelligence Agencies - the case of Romania" and "International Security Organizations (the case of NATO)". As a presenter or participant, Mirelle Carmen Radoi has been taking part in many national and international conferences or seminars on the topics related to her field: security issues, Intelligence in Romania and NATO, the role of civil society in promoting "security education" in NATO countries etc. Also, she has participated in numerous NATO Studies Center activities (seminars, round tables, debates etc.). She also is a member of Romania Society of Political Science and Romanian Association for Counterterrorism. The NATO Tour will help Mirelle Carmen Radoi to obtain a deeper understanding of the relations between Intelligence Agencies in NATO and the EU, especially now that Romania is a NATO member, and at the same time seeking entry into the EU in 2007. BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Mirelle Carmen Radoi has been working as Assistant Professor at the National Intelligence Academy (1996-2004), and at the National School of Politics and Public Administration (since 2001). She is also publisher at the TRITONIC Publishing Group, where she is coordinating the Security Studies Collection. Mirelle Carmen Radoi is author or co-author of five books and over 50 articles. In 2003 she has published Serviciile de Informa_ii i decizia politica (Intelligence Agencies and the Political Decision) - until now, the only academic book on this topic in Romania.
3. Name: Dan Gheorghe DUNGACIU Date and Place of Birth: October 10, 1968, T gu Mure, Romania Country of citizenship: Romania Passport Number: 07072773 English Comprehension/Speaking: Excellent. No translation necessary Other languages: French, German Prior USG/NATO travel: None
SHORT JUSTIFICATION FOR NOMINATION: Dan Dungaciu is Senior Lecturer at the University of Bucharest - Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - and Principal Researcher at the Institute for Political Science and International Relations of the Romanian Academy. He has a M.A. in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Bucharest. His main fields of interest are: security studies ("societal security"), nation and nationalism, and religion. He is teaching two classes for undergraduate students at the e University of Bucharest - Department of Sociology - and one for postgraduates (MA - "Security Studies") - "Security Institutions". The course focuses mainly on NATO and the role of this organization in South Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Area from political, economical, social, military and environmental point of view (the course is structured and presented to the students following the five main dimensions of security as they have been elaborated and accepted at NATO Summit in Rome, 2002). Mr. Dungaciu used to work as a Visiting Research Associate at the Fernand Braudel Center, State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, 2001-2002. He is a member of many international associations and, as a presenter, he has taken part in many international conferences and seminars on NATO related issues - mainly "societal security" (USA, Great Britain, Turkey, Germany, Lithuania, Australia, Moldova, Italy etc.). Such training and exposure as provided on this NATO Tour will help Dan Dungaciu obtain a deeper understanding of the present and the future role of NATO in the "Wider Middle East" and of what NATO Security Doctrine called "societal security" in the region (Black See, the Caucasus area, Moldova - Transnistria, South Eastern Europe).
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Dan Dungaciu has been working at the Bucharest University since 1997 - he graduated in 1995. Currently, he is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology. Since 1998, he worked as a Principal researcher at the Institute for Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy. For one year (1996-1997) he worked as Adviser for ethnic and religious matters in Central and Eastern Europe at the Institute for Social Behavior and Geopolitical Studies (ISOGEP), 1996-1997. For three years (1994-1997), he studied religious studies at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology (University of Bucharest). Dan Dungaciu is also editor at Lumea publishing for Global Politics and World Events (2002-at the present), and Geopolitics - Journal of Political Geography, Geo-politics and Geo-strategy (2002 - at the present). He is writing articles for Romanian journal and newspapers, but also for Moldavian ones - focusing on security issues and the role of NATO in the region (Black See, Moldova and Transnistria, the "frozen conflicts" etc.). He has authored or co-authored six books and more than 50 articles in Romanian and foreign journals.
4. Name: Marian Zulean Date and Place of Birth: October 27, 1964, Horezu Poenari, Dolj, Romania Country of citizenship: Romania Passport Number: 07925032 English Comprehension/Speaking: Excellent. No translation necessary Other languages: French, weak Prior USG/NATO travel: None, but received IREX Ron Brown Fellowship to study (1998-2000) and NATO-EAPC Research Fellowship (2000-2002) SHORT JUSTIFICATION FOR NOMINATION: Marian Zulean is an adviser on European Integration for the Romanian Government and associate professor at the University of Bucharest. As an adviser for the Office of the President on NATO and U.S. relations (2001-2004) he has contributed (in different task forces) to Romania's integration in NATO and improvement of Romanian-US relations. As an academic he pursued different research projects, such as the one on civil-military relations in South East Europe sponsored by NATO Academic Office. Such training and exposure as provided on this NATO Tour will help Marian Zulean to update his knowledge on NATO transformation, NATO-EU relations and trans-Atlantic relations, knowledge that can be useful in his new position as adviser on ESDP for the Department of European Integration of the Deputy Prime-Minister.
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Having both a military background and a PhD in sociology, Mr. Zulean is known to be one of the Romanian specialists in security studies, international affairs and civil-military relations. On leave from MoD he pursued not only a career as a public servant for the Office of the President but also an academic career as a Civic Education Fellow at SNSPA. Among his latest publications: "Security Sector Reform in Romania", in E. Cole, Th. Donais & Ph. Fluri (eds.)- Defence and Security Sector Governance and Reform in South East (Nomos, 2004), "Changing Patterns of Civil-Military Relations in Southeastern Europe", in Mediterranean Quarterly, Spring, 2004, Armata si societatea in tranzitie (Armed Forces and Society in Transition), 2003, "Professionalisation of the Romanian Armed Forces", in A. Forester, T. Edmunds, A. Cottey, Transforming the Post- Communist Military, Palgrave Macmillan Publishing House, 2002 and "Politica externa Americana" (American Foreign Policy), in Sfera Politicii, no. 95-96.
5. Name: Ionel Nicu SAVA Date and Place of Birth: January 15, 1964, Buzau, Romania Country of citizenship: Romania Passport Number: TO BE PROVIDED English Comprehension/Speaking: Excellent. No translation necessary Other languages: French Prior USG/NATO travel: 2002, Fulbright Fellow, UCLA
SHORT JUSTIFICATION FOR NOMINATION: Ionel Nicu Sava is a security studies teacher with the University of Bucharest. He has been extensively working over the past years to develop this academic field within the civilian education system in Romania. Previously, he received education on the new developments in international affairs and security with the Marshall Center in Germany (1996). A number of research programs (University of Aberdeen, 1998, NATO HQ, 2001) as well conferences and seminars that he took part lately improved his practical experience on Euro-Atlantic security and NATO transformation. Dr. Sava is currently interested in studying the relationship between NATO and EU and the security perspectives in the Black Sea region. The rebasing of the US military is also of concern to him. The training and exposure provided by a NATO Tour will help Dr. Sava to get a deeper understanding of the relationship between the US and its main European partners.
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Ionel Nicu Sava works as a professor with the University of Bucharest since 2001. Previously, he served as a senior analyst with the Ministry of Defense Media Group (1997-2000), as an adviser to the minister of defense (1994-1996) and researcher (1993-1994). He is also associated with the Ziua newspaper as chief-editor for the Ziua Publishing House. Ionel Nicu Sava is well known as an activist with the Romanian Euro-Atlantic Association in organizing round tables and debates on different domestic and international issues.
6. Name: Dorina Maria NASTASE Date and Place of Birth: October 22, 1973, Iara, Romania Country of citizenship: Romania Passport Number: 04672468 English Comprehension/Speaking: Excellent. No translation necessary Other languages: French Prior USG/NATO travel: a trip organized by the Canadian Embassy to the NATO Information Office, 2002. She says she spoke to journalists and NGO representatives, but not to NATO officials.
SHORT JUSTIFICATION FOR NOMINATION: Dorina Maria Nastase specializes in security policy - foreign policy analysis in both academic and applied research, covering NATO enlargement, institutional reform of the security sector, risk perception in Eastern Europe. She is a founding member and executive president of a think-tank on international affairs and global economy, the Romanian Center for Studies on Globalization, created by a group of young Romanian researchers returning to Romania after studying in Western Europe and North America. Such training and exposure as provided on this NATO Tour will help obtain an updated view of the security priorities, adaptation and transformation to be continued by the domestic systems of new allies.
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Dorina Maria Nastase has studied and done research on international relations and security policy in Romania, France, Hungary (the Central European University), Switzerland and the UK. She has been working as a junior diplomat (1997 - 1999), as assistant professor at the "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj (1999 - 2002) and currently as researcher at the Romanian Center for Studies on Globalization (2002- present). Ms. Nastase is currently executive president of the Romanian Center for Studies on Globalization and writes research reports and short analyses on international affairs for academic journals in Romania and abroad, foreign think-tanks and conferences, international research networks.
7. ESCORT: Christopher Palmer, Political Officer, US Embassy Bucharest; email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Program officer for this will be IO Paul Oglesby; contact info is: tel: 40 21 210 1603/fax: 40 21 210 0396; email email@example.com. please also copy Laurentiu Gheorghe on all correspondence re: funding. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.