LIST OF PARTICIPANTS, ABSTRACTS & PAPERS
LISTE DES PARTICIPANTS, RÉSUMÉS & COMMUNICATIONS
LISTA DE PARTICIPANŢI, REZUMATE & LUCRĂRI

AKUTAY, Sercan Semih (TURKEY)
Affiliation: Researcher, International Relations Department, Selçuk University Konya
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“From Central Country to Precious Solitude: Turkish Foreign Policy under the Effect of the Arab Spring”, [
<abstract in Englishco-authored with Davut ATEŞ) in the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

ALEXANDRESCU, Raluca (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Accelerație sau fugă înapoi? Mobilitate, ordine și regimuri politice la începutul modernităţii românești” [<abstract in Romanian]) and moderator for the panel POLITICĂ, DEMOCRAŢIE ŞI SPAŢIU PRIVAT ÎN DINAMICILE PRIMEI MODERNITĂŢI ROMÂNEŞTI (SEC.XIX) [POLITICS, DEMOCRACY AND PRIVATE SPACE WITHIN THE DYNAMICS OF THE FIRST ROMANIAN MODERNITY, 19TH CENTURY] (in Romanian)

ALMAKAEVA, Anna (RUSSIA)
Affiliation: LCSR National Research University, Higher School of Economics Moscow
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Disentangling Trust and Perceived Trustworthiness? Towards a More Distinguished Analysis of Trust” [<full draft in English] [abstract 
in English], co-authored with Nicolas GRIESSSHABER) in the panel SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND TRUST IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (in English)

ANDREESCU, Gabriel (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, National School of Political and Administrative Sciences Bucharest
Conference participation: Participant to the roundtable DUPĂ 25 DE ANI: COMUNISMUL, MEMORIA ȘI ARHIVELE – O REEVALUARE [AFTER 25 YEARS: COMMUNISM, MEMORY AND ARCHIVES] (in Romanian)

ANGHEL, Veronica (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Maintaining Government Stability in Times of Crisis: Romania during the 2008-2012 Financial Crisis” [<abstract in English]), co-chair and discussant for the panel CHALLENGES OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS: WHAT STRATEGIES, WHAT CONSEQUENCES (in English)

ARMEANU, Oana (USA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, University of Southern Indiana
Conference participation: Discussant for the panel DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING AND DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

ATEŞ, Davut (TURKEY)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, International Relations Department, Selçuk University Konya
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“
From Central Country to Precious Solitude: Turkish Foreign Policy under the Effect of the Arab Spring”, [<abstract in English], co-authored with Sercan Semih AKUTAY) in the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

BĂLUŢĂ, Ionela (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Head of Department and Director, Center for the Study of Equal Opportunity Policies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“L’égalité de genre: Perspectives européennes et contexte roumain” [<abstract in French]) and chair for the panel GENRE ET POLITIQUE: PERSPECTIVES CROISÉES (in French)

BERNEVEK-TOMA, Tetiana (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Relațiile româno-ucrainiene în perioada 1917-1923” [<abstract in Romanian]) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

BONTEMS, Thierry (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Affiliated Professor, Management and Technology Department, CNRS Grenoble
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Pilotage du changement” [<abstract in French]) in the panel & roundtable CHANGEMENT, QUALITÉ ET ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR: EXPÉRIENCES ET BONNES PRATIQUES ACTUELLES (in French)

BRAUN, Aurel (USA / CANADA)
Affiliation: Harvard University / University of Toronto, 
Professor Honoris Causa of the University of Bucharest 
Conference participation: Keynote speaker (THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: BUILDING BRIDGES AND THE QUEST FOR RELEVANCE [<full draft in English])

BRETONNIÈRE, Sandrine (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Researcher, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Paris
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Les nouvelles techniques médicales de reproduction en Roumanie: Droit, autonomie et inégalités socio-économiques au prisme du genre et des politiques publiques” [<abstract in French]) in the panel GENRE ET POLITIQUE: PERSPECTIVES CROISÉES (in French)

BUGNON, Fanny (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre Emile Durkheim, Institut d’Études Politiques Bordeaux
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Montrer les corps pour dépolitiser la violence révolutionnaire. Réflexions à partir des cas français et allemands (1970-1998)” [<abstract in French]) in the panel RECOURIR A LA FORCE ARMÉE CONTRE UNE DÉMOCRATIE: ANALYSE ET EXEMPLES DE STRATÉGIES ET FORMES DE VIOLENCES D’ACTEURS IRRÉGULIERS (in French)

CĂRĂUŞ, Tamara (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Research Fellow, New Europe College Institute for Advanced Study Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper present (“Cosmopolitanism and Global Protest” [<abstract in English]) and discussant for the panel COSMOPOLITANISM: NEW RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES (in English)

CHIOVEANU, Mihai (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Discussant for the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English); Discussant for the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

CICEO, Georgiana (ROMANIA) withdrawn
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Faculty of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“The Unfinished Transition of the Black Sea Region: What Role for the European Union” [<abstract in English]) in the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

COHEN, Corentin (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales – CERI, Institut d’Études Politiques Paris
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“La société israélienne, cœur de cible des stratégies du Hezbollah libanais” [<abstract in French]) in the panel RECOURIR A LA FORCE ARMÉE CONTRE UNE DÉMOCRATIE: ANALYSE ET EXEMPLES DE STRATÉGIES ET FORMES DE VIOLENCES D’ACTEURS IRRÉGULIERS (in French)

COŞCIUG, Anatolie (GERMANY)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, University of Bielefeld
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Migrants` Trade with Second-Hand Cars and Social Change in Romania” [<abstract in English]) in the panel PERSPECTIVES ON ETHNICITY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

DAGHIE, Teodora Maria (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“The Role of the Latin American Countries in the UN Security Council” [<abstract in English]) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

DELLA PORTA, Donatella (ITALY)
Affiliation: European University Institute Florence, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Lausanne 
Conference participation: Keynote speaker (EVENTFUL DEMOCRATIZATION: WHY DO WE NEED METHODOLOGICAL PLURALISM TO STUDY DEMOCRATIC POLITICS, in English)

DEMETRESCU, Matei (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Postdoctoral Fellow, SOP HRD/159/1.5/S/133675 project, Romanian Academy Iaşi Branch
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“L’art, entre maîtrise et action: étude sur la dimension paradoxale de la liberté dans un régime totalitaire” [<abstract in French]) in the panel ARTS AND POLITICS DURING COMMUNISM / ARTS ET POLITIQUES PENDANT LE COMMUNISME (in English & French)

DE WAELE, Jean-Michel (BELGIUM)
Affiliation: Vice-Rector Université Libre de Bruxelles, 
Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Keynote speaker (L’ÉTAT DE LA SOCIALE DÉMOCRATIE EN EUROPE AUJOURD’HUI, in French)

DOBREANU, Cristina (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“La politique étrangère de la Turquie et les relations avec l’Union Européenne: qu’est-ce qui a changé depuis le mouvement protestataire du parc Gezi?” [<full draft paper in English] [abstract in French]) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

DOGARU, Cosmin Ştefan (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Carol I și consolidarea regimului politic românesc în anii 1878-1881” [<abstract in Romanian]) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

DOHOTARIU, Anca (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Postdoctoral Fellow, SOP HRD/159/1.5/S/133675 project, Romanian Academy Iaşi Branch
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Les politiques de l’articulation vie familiale-vie professionnelle dans le postcommunisme roumain dans le contexte de l’Europe Centrale et de l’Est” [<abstract in French]) and discussant for the panel GENRE ET POLITIQUE: PERSPECTIVES CROISÉES (in French)

DOLLÉ, Vincent (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Affiliated Professor, Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier; Director, QuaRES – Qualité Recherche et Enseignement Supérieur; member of the scientific council of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Démarches qualité en enseignement supérieure et recherche, des processus d’amélioration continue pour s’adapter au changement: Quelques exemples de projets récents euro-méditerranéens” [<abstract in French]) and chair for the panel & roundtable CHANGEMENT, QUALITÉ ET ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR: EXPÉRIENCES ET BONNES PRATIQUES ACTUELLES (in French)

DOMINICI, Thierry (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Chargé de cours, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Analyse comparée des formes de violences des nationalismes insulaires européens: les cas corse et irlandais” [<abstract in French]) and moderator for the panel RECOURIR A LA FORCE ARMÉE CONTRE UNE DÉMOCRATIE: ANALYSE ET EXEMPLES DE STRATÉGIES ET FORMES DE VIOLENCES D’ACTEURS IRRÉGULIERS (in French)

DOSTAL, Jörg Michael (SOUTH KOREA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Post-Independence Syria and the Great Powers (1945-1958): How Western Power Politics Pushed the Country towards the Soviet Union” [<full draft paper in English], [abstract in English]) and chair for the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

ERFORTH, Benedikt (ITALY)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, University of Trento
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Decision-Making and Mental Maps: Eurafrique and Its Influence of the French Military Intervention in Mali”, [<full draft paper in English] [abstract in English]) for the panel THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: TWO FOREIGN AFFAIRS? (in English)

FEŞNIC, Florin (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Researcher, Center for the Study of Democracy, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Civic Education, Democratic Backsliding and Democratic Progress: Two Case Studies” [<full draft paper in English], [abstract in English]) and co-chair for the panel DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING AND DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

FLOREA, Cătălin (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Research Assistant, West University of Timişoara
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Gender Policies in Communist Romania (1948-1964)” [<abstract 
in English], co-authored with Robert D. REISZ, ), co-chair and discussant for the panel POLITICĂ ŞI ISTORIE SOCIALĂ: EXEMPLE ROMÂNEŞTI / SOCIAL HISTORY AND POLITICS: ROMANIAN EXAMPLES (in Romanian & English)

FOA, Robert (USA)
Affiliation: Harvard University
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Understanding the Russian Malaise: The Collapse and Recovery of Subjective Well-Being in Post-Communist Russia” [<full draft in English] [abstract 
 in English], co-authored with Ronald INGLEHART, Eduard PONARIN and Christian WELZEL) in the panel SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND TRUST IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (in English)

GAJAUSKAITE, Ieva (LITHUANIA)
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Strategic Partnerships: The Practical Use of the Speech Act Theory” [<abstract in English]) for the panel THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: TWO FOREIGN AFFAIRS? (in English)

GASPARYAN, Arman (ARMENIA)
Affiliation: Researcher, Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis, American University of Armenia Yerevan
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“The Big Society of the United Kingdom: New Governance Options for Armenia” [<full draft paper in English], [abstract  English]) in the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

GHEORGHE, Ana-Maria (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Constitutional Courts in the Former Communist and Soviet Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Design” [<abstract 
in English], co-authored with Olga Cristina MANOLACHE) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

GHICA, Luciana Alexandra (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior Lecturer & Director, Center for International Cooperation and Development Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; Member of the Board of IPSA RC 33
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“A Rose by Any Other Name? The Politics and Science of Contemporary Political Research Taxonomies” [<abstract in English]) for the panel & roundtable THE INTERDISCIPLINARY VOCATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE: NATIONAL, REGIONAL OR GLOBAL? (in English); chair & discussant for the panel THEORETICAL OPENINGS AND BOUNDARIES IN CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH ON THE EUROPEAN UNION (in English); discussant for the panel THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: TWO FOREIGN AFFAIRS? (in English)

GOROVEI, Domnica (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Le vote électronique et le vote par correspondance: des experiences à l’échelle européenne à l’échec de leur introduction en Roumanie postcommuniste” [<abstract in French]) in the panel LE VOTE ET LA DÉLIBÉRATION: EXPÉRIENCES ET OUVERTURES CONTEMPORAINES (in French)

GOULIN, Sabine (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Director, Délégation-d’Aide au Pilotage et à la Qualité, Université de Lorraine
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“De l’autoévaluation à l’aide à la décision: une démarche qualité pour le pilotage” [<abstract in French]) in the panel & roundtable CHANGEMENT, QUALITÉ ET ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR: EXPÉRIENCES ET BONNES PRATIQUES ACTUELLES (in French)

GUEORGUIEVA, Petia (BULGARIA)
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, New Bulgarian University Sofia
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Coalitions des partis de la gauche démocratique en Europe centrale et orientale: Divergences et convergences en Europe après le Grand élargissement” [<abstract in French]) and discussant for the panel LE VOTE ET LA DÉLIBÉRATION: EXPÉRIENCES ET OUVERTURES CONTEMPORAINES (in French)

GUSSI, Alexandru (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Chair and participant to the roundtable RAPORTĂRILE LA TRECUTUL COMUNIST: MIZE ALE CERCETĂRII ȘI CONTEXT ROMÂNESC [APPROACHING THE COMMUNIST PAST: RESEARCH ISSUES AND ROMANIAN CONTEXT] (in Romanian)

HANISH, Shak Bernard (USA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, National University San Diego, California
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“The Eastern Christians: Discrimination, Immigration and Solutions” [<full draft paper in English] [abstract in English]) in the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

HASHIMOTO, Tomoyuki (UK)
Affiliation: DPhil Candidate, Linacre College, University of Oxford
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“State of Comparative Politics in Theorising Systems Transitions: An Example from the EU Accession” [<abstract in English]) for the panel THEORETICAL OPENINGS AND BOUNDARIES IN CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH ON THE EUROPEAN UNION (in English)

HECKER, Joëlle (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Institut d’Études Politiques Paris
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Times and Modes of Political Recognition: The FRG, Israel and the Claims Conference (1950-1990)” [<abstract in English]) in the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

IONESCU, Irina (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Economic Crisis through the Eyes of the Romanian MPs: The Story Told by Parliamentary Questions” [<full draft in English] [abstract in English]) in the panel CHALLENGES OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS: WHAT STRATEGIES, WHAT CONSEQUENCES (in English)

JIGLĂU, George (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Researcher, University Babeș-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“A Game Theoretical Approach of Intra-Ethnic Electoral Competition” [<abstract in English]) in the panel PERSPECTIVES ON ETHNICITY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

KAOULLAS, Lambros George (UK)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Overcoming Respondent Resistance at Elite Interviews Using an Intermediary'” 
[<abstract in English], co-authored with Mihail PETKOV) for the panel THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: TWO FOREIGN AFFAIRS? (in English)
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KARABCHUK, Tatiana (RUSSIA)
Affiliation: LCSR National Research University, Higher School of Economics Moscow
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Career vs. Children: The Effects of Institutional Background on Females’ Subjective Well-Being across Europe” [<abstract in English]; and “Employment Type and Subjective Well-Being across Europe: Is There Any Effect from Labour Legislation?” [<abstract in English], co-authored with Natalia SOBOLEVA) in the panel SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND TRUST IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (in English)

KELBEL, Camille (BELGIUM)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Exploring Theoretical Boundaries in EU Studies: Cleavage or Dialogue? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Journal of Common Market Studies (1983-2012)” 
[<full draft paper in English[<abstract in English]) for the panel THEORETICAL OPENINGS AND BOUNDARIES IN CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH ON THE EUROPEAN UNION (in English)

KROEBER, Corinna (AUSTRIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, University of Salzburg
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“The Ongoing Trouble with the Romanian Reserved Seat System: Limiting the Range of the Electorate to Increase Minorities Substantive Representation” [<full draft paper in English] [abstract in English], co-authored with Maria-Sophie THUERK) and co-chair for the panel DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING AND DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

LACROIX, Isabelle (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Postdoctoral researcher, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Violences politiques basques en France et en Espagne: Trajectoires différenciées d’Iparretarrak et d’ETA” [<abstract in French]) in the panel RECOURIR A LA FORCE ARMÉE CONTRE UNE DÉMOCRATIE: ANALYSE ET EXEMPLES DE STRATÉGIES ET FORMES DE VIOLENCES D’ACTEURS IRRÉGULIERS (in French)

LAZEA, Dan D. (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, West University of Timişoara
Conference participation: Paper present (“The European Union’s Cosmopolitan Vocation?” [<abstract in English]) in the panel COSMOPOLITANISM: NEW RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES (in English)

LIVADĂ-CADESCHI, Ligia (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Sănătatea publică „în gura presei”: Călăuza sanitară și igienică (1899-1907)” [<abstract in Romanian]), co-chair and discussant for the panel POLITICĂ ȘI ISTORIE SOCIALĂ: EXEMPLE ROMÂNEȘTI / SOCIAL HISTORY AND POLITICS: ROMANIAN EXAMPLES (in Romanian & English)

MARIN, Roxana (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Fellow, SOP HRD/159/1.5/S/133675 project, Romanian Academy Iaşi Branch
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Local Challenges of the Economic Crisis: Experience of Decentralized Local Political Elites”, [<abstract in English]) in the panel CHALLENGES OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS: WHAT STRATEGIES, WHAT CONSEQUENCES (in English)

MANOLACHE, Olga Cristina (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter 
(“Constitutional Courts in the Former Communist and Soviet Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Design” [<abstract in English]co-authored with Ana-Maria GHEORGHE) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

MARTON, Silvia (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Despre profesionalizarea politicii: profesia de parlamentar si formarea partidelor politice moderne in Romania (1866-1914)” [<abstract in Romanian]) in the panel POLITICĂ, DEMOCRAŢIE ŞI SPAŢIU PRIVAT ÎN DINAMICILE PRIMEI MODERNITĂŢI ROMÂNEŞTI (SEC.XIX) [POLITICS, DEMOCRACY AND PRIVATE SPACE WITHIN THE DYNAMICS OF THE FIRST ROMANIAN MODERNITY, 19TH CENTURY] (in Romanian)

MATEESCU, Dragoş C. (TURKEY)
Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Izmir University of Economics
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“The Time of the Nation and the Condition of Minorities in Turkey: Between the Treaty of Lausanne and the EU Accession Conditionality” [<full draft paper in English], [asbtract in English]) in the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

MATEI, Petre (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Postdoctoral Fellow, National School of Political and Administrative Sciences Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Mişcarea romilor din România între 1977-1989” [<abstract in Romanian]) in the panel POLITICĂ ŞI ISTORIE SOCIALĂ: EXEMPLE ROMÂNEȘTI / SOCIAL HISTORY AND POLITICS: ROMANIAN EXAMPLES (in Romanian & English)

MORLINO, Leonardo (ITALY)
Affiliation: Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli Rome; Past President of the International Political Science Association – IPSA (2012-2014); Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Keynote speaker (HOW TO ASSESS A DEMOCRACY: THEORY AND EMPIRICAL FINDINGS, in English); Discussant for the panel THE INTERDISCIPLINARY VOCATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE: NATIONAL, REGIONAL OR GLOBAL? (in English)

MOUALEK, Jérémie (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Centre Pierre Naville, Université d’Evry & Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales, Université Lille 2
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Le vote blanc et nul: une réponse au faible potentiel expressif du bulletin de vote? Le cas des bulletin annulés des élections présidentielles et législatives de 2007 et 2012 en France” [<abstract in French]) in the panel LE VOTE ET LA DÉLIBÉRATION: EXPÉRIENCES ET OUVERTURES CONTEMPORAINES (in French)

NAUMESCU, Valentin (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Faculty of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Diplomatic Studies Today: Between Political Science, International Relations and Administrative Sciences” [<abstract in English]) for the panel THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: TWO FOREIGN AFFAIRS? (in English); Discussant for the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)

NECULA, Simona Mihaela (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Researcher, Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales Bucarest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Enjeux politiques, religieux, économiques, culturels et féministes dans la traduction et la réception du Deuxième sexe de Simone de Beauvoir” [<abstract in French]) in the panel GENRE ET POLITIQUE: PERSPECTIVES CROISÉES (in French)

OGARU, Roberta Manuela (ROMANIA) withdrawn
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Rationality, History and Political Culture: Explorations into the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform” [<abstract in English]) and co-chair for the panel DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING AND DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

OLTEAN, Ovidiu (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Researcher, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Migration, Social Change, and Ethnic Political Cohabitation in a Transylvanian Town” [<abstract in English]) in the panel PERSPECTIVES ON ETHNICITY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

PARIS, Elena (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper present (“Cosmopolitan Right in Collective Security: Legal Resistance through Strategic Adjudication, Some Promises and Perils” [<abstract in English]) in the panel COSMOPOLITANISM: NEW RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES (in English)

PAVEL, Dan (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Chair and participant to the roundtable DUPĂ 25 DE ANI: COMUNISMUL, MEMORIA ȘI ARHIVELE – O REEVALUARE [AFTER 25 YEARS: COMMUNISM, MEMORY AND ARCHIVES] (in Romanian)

PAVEL, Monica (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“La violence symbolique dans la société roumaine contemporaine” [<abstract in French]) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

PAVELESCU, Alina (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior Researcher and Director, Section of the Central Historical Archives, Romanian National Archives
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Idéologiser la culture alternative: Adrian Păunescu et le Cénacle Flacăra” [<abstract in French]) in the panel ARTS AND POLITICS DURING COMMUNISM / ARTS ET POLITIQUES PENDANT LE COMMUNISME (in English & French); participant to the roundtable RAPORTĂRILE LA TRECUTUL COMUNIST: MIZE ALE CERCETĂRII ȘI CONTEXT ROMÂNESC [APPROACHING THE COMMUNIST PAST: RESEARCH ISSUES AND ROMANIAN CONTEXT] (in Romanian)

PÂRVU, Camil (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior Lecture and Director, Center Fundamenta Politica, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper present (“Democracy’s Boundary Problem and Its Cosmopolitan Implications” [<abstract in English]) and chair for the panel COSMOPOLITANISM: NEW RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES (in English)

PETKOV, Mihail (UK)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
Conference participation: Paper presenter 
(“Overcoming Respondent Resistance at Elite Interviews Using an Intermediary'[<abstract in English], co-authored with Lambros George KAOULLAS) for the panel THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: TWO FOREIGN AFFAIRS? (in English) 
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PONARIN, Eduard (RUSSIA)
Affiliation: LCSR National Research University, Higher School of Economics Moscow
Conference participation: Paper presenter
(“Understanding the Russian Malaise: The Collapse and Recovery of Subjective Well-Being in Post-Communist Russia” [<full draft in English] [<abstract  in English], co-authored with Ronald INGLEHART, Robert FOA and Christian WELZEL) and chair for the panel SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND TRUST IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (in English)

POPESCU, Cristian (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Institut d’Études Politiques Paris
Conference participation: Participant to the roundtable RAPORTĂRILE LA TRECUTUL COMUNIST: MIZE ALE CERCETĂRII ȘI CONTEXT ROMÂNESC [APPROACHING THE COMMUNIST PAST: RESEARCH ISSUES AND ROMANIAN CONTEXT] (in Romanian)

PREDA, Caterina (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Chair and discussant for the panel ARTS AND POLITICS DURING COMMUNISM / ARTS ET POLITIQUES PENDANT LE COMMUNISME (in English & French); participant to the roundtable RAPORTĂRILE LA TRECUTUL COMUNIST: MIZE ALE CERCETĂRII ȘI CONTEXT ROMÂNESC [APPROACHING THE COMMUNIST PAST: RESEARCH ISSUES AND ROMANIAN CONTEXT] (in Romanian)

RADU, Bogdan Mihai (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Old and New Donors? Trends in Public Support for International Development in the EU Member States” [<abstract in English]) for the panel THEORETICAL OPENINGS AND BOUNDARIES IN CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH ON THE EUROPEAN UNION; Chair for the panel THE CONSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: TWO FOREIGN AFFAIRS? (in English)

REINALDA, Bob (NETHERLANDS)
Affiliation: Raadboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands; Member of the Board of IPSA RC 33
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Political Science and Multidisciplinarity: Some Personal Experience and Reflections on the Bologna Process” [<full draft paper in English], [abstract in English]) and chair for the panel & roundtable THE INTERDISCIPLINARY VOCATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE: NATIONAL, REGIONAL OR GLOBAL? (in English)

REISZ, Robert D. (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Sciences of Communication, West University of Timişoara
Conference participation: Paper presenter (
Gender Policies in Communist Romania (1948-1964)” [<abstract in English], co-authored with Cătălin FLOREA), co-chair and discussant for the panel POLITICĂ ŞI ISTORIE SOCIALĂ: EXEMPLE ROMÂNEȘTI / SOCIAL HISTORY AND POLITICS: ROMANIAN EXAMPLES (in Romanian & English)

RENEVEY, Benoît (SWITZERLAND)
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Haute École fribourgeoise de travail social [School of Social Work, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland]
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Comprendre la délibération parlamentaire en plénum: ouvertures pragmatistes” [< full draft paper in French] [<abstract in French]) and chair for the panel LE VOTE ET LA DÉLIBÉRATION: EXPÉRIENCES ET OUVERTURES CONTEMPORAINES (in French)

ROGOVEANU, Raluca (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Letters, “Ovidius” University Constanţa
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“The Politics of Romanian Ethnicity in the United States” [<abstract in English]) in the panel POLITICĂ ȘI ISTORIE SOCIALĂ: EXEMPLE ROMÂNEȘTI / SOCIAL HISTORY AND POLITICS: ROMANIAN EXAMPLES (in Romanian & English)

ROVENŢA-FRUMUŞANI, Daniela (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor, Faculty of Journalism and Sciences of Communication, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Métamorphose et médiamorphose en Roumanie postcommuniste” [<abstract in French]) in the panel GENRE ET POLITIQUE: PERSPECTIVES CROISÉES (in French)

SALAT, Levente (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, University Babeș-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Chair for the panel PERSPECTIVES ON ETHNICITY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

SANDU, Laura (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Center of Excellence in Image Studies, University of Bucharest & University of Architecture and Urbanism „Ion Mincu” Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Gender, Tradition and Socialist Realism: The Case of Alexandru Ciucurencu's Ana Ipătescu” [<abstract in English]) in the panel ARTS AND POLITICS DURING COMMUNISM / ARTS ET POLITIQUES PENDANT LE COMMUNISME (in English & French) 

SCHU, Adrien (FRANCE)
Affiliation: Institut de Recherches Stratégiques de l'Ecole militaire, Ministère de la Défence
Conference participation: Discussant for the panel RECOURIR A LA FORCE ARMÉE CONTRE UNE DÉMOCRATIE: ANALYSE ET EXEMPLES DE STRATÉGIES ET FORMES DE VIOLENCES D’ACTEURS IRRÉGULIERS (in French)

SIENERTH, Andra Karla (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“IT&C – Means of Enhanced Democracy" [<abstract in English]) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

SOBOLEVA, Natalia (RUSSIA)
Affiliation: LCSR National Research University, Higher School of Economics Moscow
Conference participation: Paper presenter (
Employment Type and Subjective Well-Being across Europe: Is There Any Effect from Labour Legislation?” [<abstract in English],co-authored with Tatiana KARABCHUK) in the panel SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND TRUST IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (in English)

STANOMIR, Ioan (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor and Head of Doctoral School, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Chair and discussant for the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian); Participant to the roundtable RAPORTĂRILE LA TRECUTUL COMUNIST: MIZE ALE CERCETĂRII ȘI CONTEXT ROMÂNESC [APPROACHING THE COMMUNIST PAST: RESEARCH ISSUES AND ROMANIAN CONTEXT] (in Romanian)

SZÉKELY, István Gergö (HUNGARY)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Central European University Budapest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Minority Representation in the Lower House of the Romanian Parliament: A Critical Assessment” [<abstract in English]) in the panel PERSPECTIVES ON ETHNICITY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

ŞTEFAN, Laurenţiu (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Bringing in the ‘Experts’: Can Ministers without Political Background Perform Better in Times of Crisis?” [<abstract in English]), co-chair and discussant for the panel CHALLENGES OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS: WHAT STRATEGIES, WHAT CONSEQUENCES (in English)

TĂNASE, Ionuţ (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Dinamica şi specificul activităţii de lobby în România” [<full draft paper in Romanian] [<abstract in Romanian]) in the doctoral workshop METHODS AND THEORIES FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH: CASE STUDIES / MÉTHODES ET THÉORIES DANS LA RECHERCHE DU POLITIQUE: ÉTUDES DE CAS / METODE ȘI TEORII ÎN CERCETAREA POLITICULUI: STUDII DE CAZ (in English, French and Romanian)

TĂNASE, Stelian (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; Director, Romanian National Broadcasting Channel
Conference participation: Participant to the roundtable DUPĂ 25 DE ANI: COMUNISMUL, MEMORIA ŞI ARHIVELE – O REEVALUARE [AFTER 25 YEARS: COMMUNISM, MEMORY AND ARCHIVES] (in Romanian)

TELEGDI-CSETRI, Áron (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Research Fellow, New Europe College Institute for Advanced Study Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper present (“Extension or Reduction of Kantian Cosmopolitanism?” [<abstract in English]) in the panel COSMOPOLITANISM: NEW RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES (in English)

THUERK, Maria-Sophie (GERMANY)
Affiliation: Junior Researcher, University of Bremen
Conference participation: Paper presenter 
(“The Ongoing Trouble with the Romanian Reserved Seat System: Limiting the Range of the Electorate to Increase Minorities Substantive Representation” [<full draft paper in English] [abstract in English], co-authored with Corinna KROEBER) and co-chair for the panel DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING AND DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English)

TUFIŞ, Claudiu (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Chair for the panel DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING AND DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE (in English); Discussant for the panel SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND TRUST IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (in English)

ŢURCANU, Florin (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Participant to the roundtable RAPORTĂRILE LA TRECUTUL COMUNIST: MIZE ALE CERCETĂRII ȘI CONTEXT ROMÂNESC [APPROACHING THE COMMUNIST PAST: RESEARCH ISSUES AND ROMANIAN CONTEXT] (in Romanian)

UDRESCU, Claudia Maria (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior Lecturer and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“La culture de la qualité dans l’Université de Bucarest” [<abstract in French]) and discussant for the panel & roundtable CHANGEMENT, QUALITÉ ET ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR: EXPÉRIENCES ET BONNES PRATIQUES ACTUELLES (in French)

VINTILĂ-GHIŢULESCU, Constanţa (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: Senior Researcher, Romanian Academy, Institute of History “Nicolae Iorga” Bucharest
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Un nou veac, o nouă etică: « burghezii » şi ideile lor de modernitate (sec. 19)” [<abstract in Romanian]) in the panel POLITICĂ, DEMOCRAŢIE ŞI SPAŢIU PRIVAT ÎN DINAMICILE PRIMEI MODERNITĂŢI ROMÂNEŞTI (SEC.XIX) [POLITICS, DEMOCRACY AND PRIVATE SPACE WITHIN THE DYNAMICS OF THE FIRST ROMANIAN MODERNITY, 19TH CENTURY] (in Romanian)

WELSH, Bridget (SINGAPORE)
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Singapore Management University
Conference participation: Paper presenter (“Directing the Discipline from the Field: Southeast Asia and Political Science” [<abstract in English]) for the panel & roundtable THE INTERDISCIPLINARY VOCATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE: NATIONAL, REGIONAL OR GLOBAL? (in English)

ZAMFIRESCU, Dinu (ROMANIA)
Affiliation: political prisoner during the communist regime; former director of the National Institute of the Memory of the Romanian Exile
Conference participation: Participant to the roundtable DUPĂ 25 DE ANI: COMUNISMUL, MEMORIA ȘI ARHIVELE – O REEVALUARE [AFTER 25 YEARS: COMMUNISM, MEMORY AND ARCHIVES] (in Romanian)

ZULEAN, Marian (ROMANIA) 
Affiliation: Professor, Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest 
Conference participation: Discussant for the panel POLITICS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AND THE MIDDLE EAST: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FACTORS OF STABILITY (in English)