Strategies XXI: Strategic Changes in Security and International Relations Conference

National Defence University “Carol I” organized the fourth edition of the International Scientific Conference STRATEGIES XXI: Strategic Changes in Security and International Relations, between 2 to 3 April 2015. RAISA – Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance was represented at this event by Assist.Prof.Dr. Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI – Vice President of RAISA.


The conference provided the appropriate academic exchange of ideas, opinions and communication of the latest research results in the areas of security and international relations, contemporary military phenomenon and their related fields.

The novelty of this edition was the presence of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of the project “Transnational network of integrated management of intelligent doctoral and postdoctoral research in the fields of Military Science, Security and Intelligence, Public order and National Security – Continuous formation programme for elite researchers – “SmartSPODAS”, managed by National Defense University “Carol I” in partnership with Police Academy “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning and Royal Institute for Strategic Studies – CRISMART from Sweden, a project co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007-2013.


The series of international scientific conferences Strategies XXI is a tradition in the academic life of National Defence University “Carol I”. The Faculty of Security and Defense from National Defense University “Carol I” suceeded to manage, year after year, to attract researchers and interested institutions to contribute to the results of the research in the field of cybersecurity.

The evenrt was organized in 12 sections:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Security and International Relations;
  • Processes and Phenomena of Globalization;
  • European and Euro-Atlantic Integration;
  • Geopolitics, Geostrategy and Defense Studies;
  • Crisis Management and Conflict Prevention;
  • NATO Policies and Strategies;
  • Public International Law;
  • Public and Intercultural Communication and SocialSecurity;
  • Information Systems, Intelligence, and Cybersecurity;
  • Defense Resource Management;
  • Education Sciences;
  • Internationalization of Education.


The opening ceremony was marked, after the message of the Rector of the National Defence University “Carol I”, Mr. Professor Gabriel-Florin MOISESCU, by the presence of Mr. Charles Theodore Péterfia, reserve officer, Nobel Peace Laureate in 2013.

The conference provided the opportunity for the scientific work and for a mutual and constructive exchange of ideas by which new ways of providing quality educational process at European and Euro-Atlantic standards were revealed. The issues analyzed generated the interest of participants and great debates.

The conference was an important scientific event in the international security environment, given the discussions from the fields of risks and threats to the security and international relations.

Author: Assist.Prof.Dr. Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI - Vice President of RAISA
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