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Iulian Fota

Iulian Fota
Project Co-Director
Director, National Defence College
Ministry of Defence

Mr. Iulian Fota, MEng, Professor is the Director of the National Defence College of Ministry of Defence from Bucharest, Romania, since 2005.

Mr. Iulian Fota has been the Head of the Defense Section of the Romanian Mission to NATO and WEU at NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium between 1998 and 2001.
He also has been Parliamentary Expert on Defence and International Relations Issues at the National Peasant Christian Democrat Group in the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of Romania (1994– 1996); Assistant to the State Secretary for Defense Policy, Ministry of Defence, Romania (1997-1998) and Senior Adviser on the Department for European Integration and Defence Policy from Ministry of Defence, Romania (2002-2005).

Since 2002 he is also Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations, from National School for Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA).

Having a multidisciplinary security related educational background graduating: Civil Engineering Faculty (1990); National Defense College (1993); Faculty of International Relations from National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (1996); College of International and Security Studies on Center for European Security Studies “George C. Marshall” from Garmisch, Germany (1998) and NATO Defence College from Rome, Italy (2005), he is frequently invited to participate as an expert on international conferences and seminars organized by the Atlantic Council Foundation (USA), World Policy Institute (USA), CSIS, Council of Europe, “Europe 2000”, Project on Ethnic Relations, NATO Defense College, EU-Institute for Security Studies, Institute for Strategic Studies (China), “HANNS SEIDEL” Foundation (Germany), “George C. Marshall”’ Center for European Security Studies, etc.

Mr. Iulian Fota is a member of TEAM EUROPE Romania-group of experts working with the Delegation of European Comission in Bucharest for informing the Romanian public opinion about EU. He was one of the first representatives of civil society who organized national and international conferences and workshops on civil-military relations and democratic control on armed forces.

Mr. Iulian Fota has published many articles for the leading Romanian newspapers (Curentul, Ziua, Romania Libera) on issues like international relations, national and international security, defence. He contributed with different studies for books published by Institute for Defence Studies and Military History (Romania), NATO Defence College (Rome), Centre for European Security Studies (Netherlands), Geneva Centre for Democratic Control on Armed Forces (Geneva).
He is currently invited by Romanian TV stations to comment the most relevant international relations events.