05BUCHAREST490 / 2005-02-28 15:54:00
Embassy Bucharest
                UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 BUCHAREST 000490 
 
SIPDIS 
 
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 
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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 [email protected] 
 
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 protected] please also copy Laurentiu Gheorghe on 
all correspondence re: funding. His email is 
[email protected] 
 
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