On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
Ioan Mircea Pascu
Ioan Mircea Paşcu is a Romanian politician, a Member of the European Parliament and a former Minister of Defense in the Adrian Năstase cabinet. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisors Group. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists, and became an MEP on 1 January 2007 with the accession of Romania to the European Union.
Diploma in Commerce and Foreign Trade, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest (1971). Doctorate in Political Science, Institute of Political Science (1980).
Research fellow, International Relations Department, Institute of Political Science, Bucharest (focus on research in the field of international security) (1971-1986). Lecturer, International Relations Chair, Academy of Political and Social Studies, Bucharest (1986-1989). Member of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Council of the National Salvation Front, Bucharest (1989-1991). Member of the Provisional Council of National Unity (1990). Presidential adviser, Head of Foreign Policy Unit of the Romanian Presidential Administration's Political Analysis Department (1990-1992). Observer in the European Parliament (from 2005). Professor of International Relations, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (since 1990). Dean of the International Relations Faculty, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (1990-1996). Chair of International Relations, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (since 2004).
Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar for American Studies (Austria, 1973). Ford Foundation grant holder (1979-1981). Visiting associate professor, St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford (1985). Resident fellow, Institute for East-West Security Studies (New York, 1988-1989). Japan Foundation grant holder, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo and visiting research fellow at the Japan Forum on International Relations (1992-1993). Vice-President of the National Salvation Front (1990-1992). Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party (1997-2006).
Member for Maramureş county, Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament; Chairman of the Committee on Defence, Public Order and National Security (1996-2000). Member of the Romanian Parliament for Satu Mare (since 2000). State Secretary, Ministry of Defence (1993-1996). Minister for Defence (2000-2004).
Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London (since 1993). Member of the consultative committee of the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva (since 2002). Member of the editorial committee of the International Politics Journal (until 2003). Member of the SACEUR Mentor Group (since 2006). Member of the academic advisory board to the NATO College, Rome (since 2006).
On May 22, the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative will hold a discussion on the history of cyber critical infrastructure protection in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD-63).
On May 30, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will release a new issue brief, The Kaleidoscope Turns Again in a Crisis-Challenged Iran, a discussion of Iran’s upcoming presidential elections.
From June 13-14, the 2013 Wrocław Global Forum will bring together over 350 top policy-makers and business leaders to explore the region’s impact as an actor in Europe, as well as its crucial role in the transatlantic partnership and on the global stage.