Prof. Dr. Iulian Chifu, is a President of the Center for Conflict Prevention & Early Warning, Romania. Since 2005, he is Associate Professor, National Defense College, Bucharest (Romania), National Defense University „Carol I” and Since 2000, – Associate Professor specialized in Conflict Analysis, Decision making in crisis and the Post-soviet Space with the Department of International Relations, National University for Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest.
In October 2010 – December 2014, Dr Chifu served as a Presidential Counselor, chief of Department of Strategic Affairs and International Security, Romanian Presidency. Among others, his experience also includes Dean of the Political and social sciences, Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest (2011); Counsellor of the Vice-president of the Romanian Senate for Foreign Policy, Security and Defense, Romanian Senate (2006-2011); Associate Professor, National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest (Romania) (2007-2008), etc.
Dr. Chifu is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Security and Intelligence Studies Magazine for Defence “Infosfera”; Reference Expert on International Relation, European Integration, Decision making in Crisis and Conflict Analysis for the Ashgate Publishing ltd. US – UK; Member of the Consultative Board of the European Centre for Energy and Resources Security EUCERS, King’s College London, as of 2010; Member of Team Europe association of experts on European Affairs, European Commission Delegation, Bucharest, as of 2007; Member of the Board of the Romanian Euro-Atlantic Society, as of October 2006; Member of the Consultative Council of the National Information Community within the Romanian Presidency, as of November 2006; President of CRISMART Romania – Crisis Management Research and Training, international association with main headquarter in Sweden, Uppsala University, Swedish National Defence College, as of 2002
Dr. Chifu conducted several dozen research projects on International relations, security policy and transatlantic relations, decision making in crisis and conflict analysis, published tens of books as author or co-author of collective volumes, as well as numerous articles on security, foreign policy, conflict analysis, decision making in crisis and international relation