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Ovidiu DRANGA Director-General for Policy Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2005 - Director General for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
2001-2005 Director General, Ministry of National Defence (MoD):
 Chairman of MoD NATO selection board;
 Chairman of the inter-ministerial committee on Black Sea issues;
 Spokesperson on-call (spring 2001) and editor of various publications on NATO & security issues (2001-2003);
2000-2001Director, NATO & Strategic Issues Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
 Executive Director, National Security Authority (NSA);
19992000 Deputy Head of Mission, Mission of Romania to NATO and WEU, Bruxelles;
1996- 1999 Second and first secretary, Mission of Romania to NATO and WEU, Bruxelles;
1995-1996 Second secretary, NATO, WEU and Council of Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
1994-1995 Third secretary, Policy Planning and Speech Writing Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
1991-1994 Attaché, Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
1990-1991 Journalist, Lumea foreign policy weekly;
1990 Analyst, Ministry of Youth and Sports.


Associated lecturer, National School for Political and Administrative Studies, Faculty of International Relations, 2001-2005, Bucharest;
Associated professor, Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Lecturer and study period coordinator, NATO Studies Centre, Bucharest, 2002-2005;
Lecturer, PfP Regional Training Centre, National Defence University, Bucharest;
Founding member of George C. Marshall Association;
Founding member of Manfred Wörner Foundation;
Member of Romania-Moldova Harvard Club.


2004 "Security cooperation in the Black Sea area: challenges and opportunities", presentation at the "Conference on Black Sea Regional Security Coperation", co-sponsored by "Black Sea Security Program - BSSP", Harvard University & United States European Command (EUCOM), Münich-Schwabing, Germany;
2000 "ESDI vs. ESDP", presentation at the seminar on "European Policy for Security and Defence", Institute for Defence Policy Studies and Military History, Bucharest;
2004 "EU military beyond 2020", in "European Interests, a Vision for 2020", Thomas Pollan and Guido Houben (Eds.), Nomos, 2004;
2002 "Regional and Bilateral Defence Cooperation", in Romania: Defence Reform and NATO Integration edited by Larry Watts, The Centre for Romanian Studies, Ia_i, Oxford, Palm Beach, Portland;
2002 Editor coordinator of "Romania: A Contributor to Regional Security and Stability", MoD;
Editor of CD and volume "Romania on its way to NATO";
Editor of magazine "SEDM A Success Story";
Coordinator of "Risks, Challenges and Opportunities in the Black Sea Area at a Time of Structural Change", edited by Harvard University and the Department for Defence Policy, Ministry of National Defence, Romania.