Antonio Amuza, PhD
Areas of expertise: sociology, communication and public policies
Antonio Amuza is a teaching fellow at the University of Bucharest, a founding member of the start-up MAD Intelligence – a business intelligence think tank – and sociologist at the Romanian Institute of Evaluation and Strategy (IRES). Antonio Amuza holds a PhD in Sociology (2016, University of Bucharest) on the topic of the sociology of authenticity. This branch is detached from the study of stereotypes and prejudices as forms of social construction and community impact.
PhD Antonio Amuza is a teaching fellow at the University of Bucharest, a founding member of the start-up MAD Intelligence – a business intelligence think tank – and sociologist at the Romanian Institute of Evaluation and Strategy (IRES).
Antonio Amuza holds a PhD in Sociology (2016, University of Bucharest) on the topic of the sociology of authenticity. This branch is detached from the study of stereotypes and prejudices as forms of social construction and community impact.
Areas of expertise: freedom of religion, religious studies, history, theology.
David Băltărețu is an Orthodox theologian, historian and lawyer with BA and MAs at the Ovidius University of Constanta, Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona (Spain) and the Public University of Navarre (Spain), where he is currently writing his doctoral thesis in Law under the title of The juridical status of the Orthodox Church in Spain.
He also has studies in Catholic theology at the Superior Institute of Religious Studies San Fructuós de Tarragona of the Archdiocese of Tarragona.
He is a member of the Group of Research in Public Law about Immigration and Multiculturalism of the Public University of Navarre, and also a member of the research project about the Statute of the Orthodox Church in Spain: Autonomy and Limits of the I-Communitas Institute of the same university.
In the past, he participated at the research project The Orthodox Church and the communitarian dynamics of the Romanian residents in Catalonia: a network analysis, in the domain of Sociology of Religion, at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona.
He spoke about freedom of belief and freedom of conscience at various universities in Spain and Romania. He has also published a series of articles and studies about freedom of religion in scientific journals from Spain and Italy.
Ionuț Mavrichi, PhD
Areas of expertise: sociology, theology and international relations
Ionuț Mavrichi, PhD, is a theologian and he has a PhD in sociology from the University of Bucharest. He is interested in sociology of religion and human rights. He is a teaching fellow at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Bucharest.
Areas of expertise: geopolitics, philosophy and international relations
He is the president of the Association for Advanced Technologies, founder of the Center for Advanced Strategies, Coordinator of the International Economic Intelligence Program – Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of International Relations, Associate Lecturer of the National Defense College 2013-2017, Associate Lecturer of the Diplomatic Institute in 2009-2011, Associate Lecturer at the Center for Vocational Training in Culture, Ministry of Culture 2009-2011, Advisor in the Department of Culture and Cults of the Presidential Administration in 2005-2011, Master in History and Circulation of Philosophical Ideas – Faculty of Philosophy, University Bucharest.
Liana Andreea Negoiță, PhD
Areas of expertise: international relations and foreign affairs
Dr. Liana Negoita is an expert on national and international defense and security issues. She is currently the head of NATO Section of the Ministry of National Defense. In 2019 she was appointed Secretary of State in charge of the implementation of Romania’s strategic partnerships within the Vice Prime Minister’s Cabinet. Previously, from 2015 to 2018, she was also adviser for International Affairs to the Minister of National Defense. She has also worked in an international environment, in NATO HQ, Operations Division, in 2013, in Brussels.
She holds a PhD in Political Science (2015), a MA in International Relations (2012) and a BA in Political Science, French Section (2010) from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Political Science. She has also attended several courses at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux, in 2009, at the University of Galatasaray in Istanbul, in 2010, and at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute in Bucharest, in 2011 and 2012. From 2014 to 2015 she was Fellow at the Romanian Academy, Iaşi Branch.
Her main research interests are in the fields of security and defense, NATO, and European defense, with a special focus on issues related to the major threats to the international and national security, a broader perspective on the security concept, and the defense component of Romania’s strategic partnerships.
Ciprian Negoiță, PhD
Areas of expertise: political science, communication and electoral policies
Ciprian Negoiță is currently a parliamentary advisor at the Senate of Romania and former fellow of the Romanian Academy. He has BA (2010), MA (2012) and a PhD (2015) from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest and from the Institute for Political Studies, Wroclaw, Poland.
His academic concerns focus on state of democracy, the theory and practice of democracy, national security, and conceptual history. He published several studies in national and international journals.
Areas of expertise: sociology, communication and public administration
Cosmin Aldea is a sociologist with working experience in the field of public relations, political campaigns and public administration.
Areas of expertise: psychology, history of religions, human resources,
Petrică Băbătie is a clinical psychologist holding a free practice license by the Romanian College of Psychologists. He holds a PhD in Theology, the field of History of Religions, with the thesis Religious experience of totalitarian regimes: fascism and communism, at the University of Bucharest, and two MAs: in Theology and in Organizational Psychology and Human Resources. He carries out entrepreneurial activities and he works in the corporate sector.
Areas of expertise: law, public administration, public affairs
Madalina is a young professional, with a solid academic background as a graduate from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Administration and Public Management and a Master Degree in the same field. She started her career by voluntarily organizing cultural programs and trainings in communication, which soon led her to internships in public and private institutions, such as the Chamber of Deputies, Expert Forum, IAF London, the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Court House of sector 3, and ELSA Bucharest.
Areas of expertise: public policies, education, religious studies
Christian Comșa has a degree in theology, legal sciences and pedagogy. He is the President of the Romanian Private Schools Association and Director of the German Fridolin School in Bucharest. Christian Comșa has been an advisor at the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-University Education for 14 years in the process of elaborating educational policies in the field of adult vocational training and in the pre-university education system.
Areas of expertise: religious studies, law, antisemitism
Nicolae Drăgușin is a lecturer in Political Science at Dimitrie Cantemir University of Bucharest and a research fellow at Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania. He has published many books and articles on Church history, political thought.
Ciprian Gheorghe-Luca PhD
Areas of expertise: public theology, religious freedom
Ciprian Gheorghe-Luca is the director of the Pentecostal Theological High School “Emanuel” in Bucharest, where he teaches theology, and pastor of the Christian Center “Emanuel” in Bucharest. He graduated in pastoral and didactic Pentecostal theology from the Pentecostal Theological Institute in Bucharest, then attended the doctoral training courses of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, and in 2015 he completed a doctoral research internship in moral theology, as CEEPUS fellow of the University from Vienna, within the Faculty of Catholic Theology. He is currently a PhD student in public Pentecostal theology at the “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad (Interdisciplinary Doctoral School) and is working on a thesis entitled “Communio Sanctorum. Towards a Pentecostal theology of public life ”. His research interests include the ethical and social values of the holiness of the Church, the public dimension of the Christian faith, and the contribution of Christians to the common good.
dr. Daniel Nica
Areas of expertise: ethics, philosophy, theology
Dr. Daniel Nica is a lecturer at the University of Bucharest, where he teaches Ethics. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and two bachelor degrees, in Philosophy and Theology respectively, at the same University. Dr. Nica was a invited as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford in 2012 and 2015. He has published two books: Red Pill. An Essay on Morality and Happiness (2015) and Ethics without Principles? Generalism and Particularism in Contemporary Moral Philosphy (2013) He has also published several papers on different topics such as ethics, philosophy of religion and history of modern philosophy. Since 2013, Dr. Nica is a programme coordinator at the Romanian Cultural Institute.
dr. Alexandru Ojică
Areas of expertise: theology, mass-media and communication
Dr. Alexandru Ojică holds a PhD in Theology at the the Faculty of Orthodox Theology “Justinian Patriarch” in Bucharest, with a research thesis on the Christological and Mariological Doctrine reflected in the theology of Saint John Casian.
He also graduated the Faculty of Letters, Department of Journalism, at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University (2010-2013), in Iasi.
Since 2015 he lives in France and he’s an editor of the magazine Apostolia and media responsable of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolis of Western and Southern Europe.
He coordinated with Iulia Badea-Guéritée the volume “Dialogue of Religions in United Europe” (Adenium Publishing House, Iași, 2015).
Cosmin Santi, PhD
Areas of expertise: Canon Law, Theology, Legal Studies, freedom of religion, Religious Education
Cosmin Santi, PhD, is a theologian, he has a PhD in theology from the University of Bucharest and PhD student in Law from the Romanian Academy of Bucharest. He is a teaching fellow at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology and Education Science, Valahia University of Targoviste. He is member of the: Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches in Austria, Romanian Association of Penal Sciences, Romanian Association for Law and European Affairs (ARDAE), Romanian Association of Law Philosophy, National Curriculum school discipline Romanian Patriarchate Religion, National Corps of Experts in Educational Management in Romania and International Federation of Educational Communities in Romania. He is the author of four books, several articles and speciality studies in areas of expertise.
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