Bucharest Forum 2015 Speakers

Confirmed speakers for the 4th edition of Bucharest Forum include:

  • Ms. Liina Areng, Head of International Relations, Estonian Information System Authority
  • H.E. Sapar Berdiniyazov, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
  • Ms. Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder, MoveBG
  • Mr. Sven Biscop, Director, Europe in the World programme, Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations
  • Mr. Danila Bochkarev, Senior Fellow, Regional Security Initiative, EastWest Institute
  • Mr. Victor Chirilă, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Association, Republic of Moldova
  • Mr. Edward Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
  • H.E. Mihnea Constantinescu, Ambassador at Large for Energy Security, Romanian Government
  • Mr. Florin Cosmoiu, Head of Cyberint Centre, Romanian Intelligence Service
  • Mr. Andi Cristea, Group of the progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
  • Ms. Marta Dassù, Director of Aspenia, Aspen Institute Italia
  • Mr. Koert Debeuf, Project Coordinator, World Leaders on Transitions towards Democracy publication, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
  • H.E. Mr. Oded Eran, Senior Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies
  • Ms. Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow EU External Action, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Mr. Pavel Felgenhauer, Editor, Kyivpost
  • Ms. Alexandra Gătej, CEO, Maldon & Wat
  • Mr. Mircea Geoană, President, Aspen Institute Romania
  • Mr. Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, the Aspen Institute
  • Mr. Stevenvan Groningen, President & CEO at Raiffeissen Bank SA Romania
  • Mr. Iulian Groza, European Integration Policy Moderator, Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), Chisinau
  • Mr. Henrik Hallgren, Chairman, Eurasia Forum
  • Mr. Shintaro Hamanaka, Economist, Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank
  • Ms. Alina Inayeh, Director of the Bucharest Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Mr. Daniel Ioniță, Secretary of State, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Tim Judah, Balkans Correspondent, the Economist
  • Ms. Gordana Knezevic, Director of Balkan service at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
  • Mr. Andrei Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
  • Mr. Ian Lesser, Senior Director, Foreign and Security Policy, Executive Director of the Transatlantic Center, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels Office
  • Dr. Christina Lin, Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Jing Men, InBev-Baillet Latour Professor of European Union - China Relations and Director of the EU-China Research Centre, EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department College of Europe
  • Mr. Ognyan Minchev, Director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies, Sofia
  • Ms. Clare Muñana, President of Ancora Associates, Member of Board of Trustees, The Aspen Institute
  • Mr. Dan Petre, Director, Romanian Diplomatic Institute
  • H.E. Charles Ries, Vice President, International, RAND Corporation
  • Mr. Igor Runov, Under Secretary General, International Road Transport Union
  • Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, the European Commission
  • Mr. Merkhat Sharibzhanov, Senior News Editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
  • Ms. Lilia Shevtsova, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution  
  • Ms. Louisa Slavkova, Programmes Director on Communication and Advocacy, European Council on Foreign Relations, Sofia office
  • Mr. Radu Soviani, Economic Journalist
  • Ms. Zsuzsanna Szelényi, Member of the Hungarian Parliament
  • H.E. Pirkka Tapiola, Head of the European Union Delegation to Moldova
  • Dr. Amin Tarzi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University, Quantico, USA
  • Mr. Nicolas Tenzer, Chairman of the Board, Aspen Institute France
  • H.E. Jan Tombiński, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine
  • Ms. Ana S. Trbovich, Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration-FEFA
  • Dr. Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, Director, Center for International and European Studies, Kadir Has University
  • Mr. Radu Tudor, Political and Military Analyst
  • Mr. Andrei Țărnea, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Romania
  • Mr. Sinan Ulgen, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe
  • Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Mr. Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General, NATO
  • Ms. Agata Waclawik-Wejman, Head of Public Policy, Google, Central and Eastern Europe
  • Mr. Richard Youngs, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Europe
  • Ms. Kim Zetter, Senior Staff Reporter, Wired