BSC 6th edition – HYBRID FORMAT
16/17 September 2022
The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration will organize in 2022 the sixth edition of the Bucharest Security Conference (BSC), with the support of the NATO Headquarters, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Romanian Ministry of National Defence. BSC continues to consolidate its network of experts on security and defence even in troublesome times, therefore the event will be online.
Participation is free, but by invitation only, and advance RSVP is required.
The event brings together experts from both the academic environment and practitioners in International Relations, to assess the most recent security evolutions in the Euro-Atlantic space, the new dynamics of the international system, and how the global power structure evolves under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the conference aims at sharing NATO and EU values in a changing international environment challenged by tendencies of a return to the national level and power politics.
The speakers will be NATO and EU representatives, prominent officials from defence and foreign affairs ministries from NATO member states in the B9 format, together with academics, NGOs, and mass media. This year, the conference will encourage discussions on NATO’s adaptability to a changing environment, the future of liberal democracies, 20 years since 9/11, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, informational warfare, etc.
The Most Awaited Event
of the Year
BSC 2022 – 6th EDITION
- BSC international conference
- BSC policy report
BSC previous editions
We appreciate that the previous editions of BSC were successful and, therefore, we intend to continue the debate regarding Allied security and defence in this region.
- emerging military challenges;
- threats on the NATO Eastern and Southern flanks;
- regional formats of cooperation;
- resilience & cooperative security;
- 20 years since 9/11;
- EU strategic authonomy.
- over 50 international speakers (top representatives of NATO HQ, the EU, the ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, academics, representatives of the private sector, NGOs, and mass media);
- over 15 sponsors and media partners;
- over 200 participants.
Our World Class SpeakersMajor speakers below, see all list on the speakers page
Jamie SHEA, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, former NATO Spokesperson
Vasile SECĂREŞ is the Founding Rector of National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and Professor within the Department of International Relations and European Integration specialized in international relations theory. He chairs the NATO Partnerships Studies Center and is the coordinator of the Bucharest Security Conference. He is also Chairman of the Board of EximBank since 2015 and Chairman of the Board of the Romanian Banking Institute since 2009. He holds a bachelor in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The University of Bucharest. He was resident fellow at the Institute for East – West Security Studies in New York, USA and the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway. On July 1, 1990, Vasile Secăreş was appointed presidential adviser, Chief of Staff of the Romanian Presidency, with the rank of minister. He served in this position until 1992. He was founding member of the National Salvation Front, then of the Group “A Future for Romania” (GUVR) and other positions in the high administration. Between 1992- 2001 he was Vice President of EximBank. He is also member of an important number of scientific organizations and was awarded the National Order “For Merit” in 2004.