Member Profile for DRIIE, Bucharest
The Department of International Relations and European Integration ( DRIIE ) is the branch based on which National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) has been formed. In January 1990, a group of International Relations specialists, headed by Dr. Vasile Secăreş, developed the concept of training schools for new intelligentsia able to take charge of Romania’s transition. This group includes Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Dan Mircea Popescu, Adrian Severin, Constantin Ene, and later on Mugur Isărescu, Victor Babiuc and Ioan Talpeş. Therefore, the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) was established within the University of Bucharest as the Faculty of Advanced Political Studies, through the Governmental Decision no. 220/1/PR of 19 January 1990, starting its activity in October 1990, with three branches.
The Department of International Relations and European Integration has been designed so that to ensure a close link between the theory and the practice in foreign policy, security and defense, developing solutions able to make the connection between the academic and the expertise sectors. Apart from its founders, within the Department of International Relations and European Integration had also taught the following: Mugur Isărescu, Eugen Dijmărescu, Adrian Năstase, Teodor Meleşcanu, Teodor Stolojan, Mircea Geoană, George Cristian Maior and Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu.