Sebastian Huluban is State Adviser at the Department of National Security within the Romanian Presidential Administration. He is a a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration from Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and holds a doctorate in History from the University oc Bucharest. He also earned two MAs in Political Science from the Central European University from Budapest and Eastern Illinois University. Between 2012 and 2014 he worked as a Secretary of State for Defence and Planification Policy within the Ministry of National Defence. Prior to that, between 2002 and 2009 he worked as an expert, adviser for the secretary of state, and chief of section, within the Ministry of National Defence. He started his professional career in the Senate of Romania (1997-1998) and then he worked as university preparatory at the University of Oradea (1998-2002) and assistant at the University of Eastern Illinois (2001-2002). He published a volume about the reform of the security sector in a comparative perspective (Saarbrucken, 2009) and many studies and articles in national and international publications on subjects related to security, defence and intelligence. He was decorated with Order of Faithful Service in Rank of Knight for Civilians and with other distinctions from the Birmingham University (Distinction Graduate, 2004) and from the Eastern Illinois University (Outstanding International Student Award, 2002).