About the event

From October 20th to 21st, 2023, the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) organizes the seventh edition of the Bucharest Security Conference (BSC), one of the largest regional conferences on security and defense. The theme addressed this year is: “The balance of power in Europe and at regional level, in the post-war security architecture”.

The CPD SNSPA team will be present at the BSC, not only through its experts who will present their analyses and research but also by organizing a panel dedicated to the issue of public perceptions in the field of security and defense, as well as social influence maps. A first report prepared by CPD SNSPA, with the support of the University of South Carolina, on the online conversation about NATO in 20 countries in the region, from the beginning of the war in Ukraine to the present, will also be presented.

The discussions will be moderated by Associate Professor Dan Sultănescu, the Research Director of CPD. Among the guests are Tom Reichert, Dean of the College of Information and Communications, University of South Carolina (USA), Randy Covington, Director of special projects, coordinator of the Social Media Insights Lab, University of South Carolina (USA), Itai Himelboim, Professor of Media Analytics, University of Georgia (USA), Tudor Vlad, Director of the Cox International Center, University of Georgia (USA), and Remus Ștefureac, political scientist, and General Director of INSCOP Research. John Capello (from the Balkan Security Network) and Dana Sultănescu (CPD SNSPA) will also present some local perspectives.

BSC was established within the framework of the Bucharest Format Cooperation (B9) and has been organized annually since 2016 by SNSPA. The conference, which brings together high-ranking NATO officials, experts, researchers, members of the academic community, representatives of civil society organizations, as well as government officials, aims to promote a common understanding of security threats among NATO members and partners and to strengthen cooperation between B9 member states.