New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

NEC–LINK (2003-2009)

Drawing on the experience of its NEC and RELINK Programmes in connecting with the Romanian academic milieu, NEC initiated in 2003, with support from Higher Education Support Programme (HESP) in Budapest, a programme that aimed to contribute more consistently to the advancement of higher education in major Romanian academic centers (Bucharest, Cluj–Napoca, Iaşi, Timişoara). Teams consisting of two academics from different universities in Romania, assisted by a PhD student offered joint courses for the duration of one term in a discipline within the fields of humanities and social sciences. The programme supported innovative courses, conceived so as to meet the needs of the host universities. The grantees participating in the Programme received monthly stipends, a substantial support for ordering literature relevant to their courses, as well as funding for inviting guest lecturers from abroad and for organizing scientific events.

Team 1


Carmen-Aida HUŢU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Management, Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi; Executive Director, Center for Continuing Education and Training – Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi; RELINK Alumna


Ilie ŞERBĂNESCU, Ph.D. Economical Analyst; Former Romanian Minister for Reform (1999)


Host Institution: Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Organizational Culture and EU Integration (extra-curricular postgraduate development course)

Targeted Audience: Postgraduate students in Management and Economics

Team 2


Mihaela MIROIU, Ph.D. Professor, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest; NEC Alumna

Title of Course: Feminist Political Theories(curricular course)


Emil BOC, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor; Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Legislative Procedures in Romania(optional, extra-curricular course)


Host Institution: National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest

Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate students in Political Science

Team 3


Monica SPIRIDON, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest; Director, Center for Communication Studies, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Ştefan BORBELY, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor; Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumnus, RELINK Alumnus


Host Institution: Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: “The Imperial Syndrome” and the Tactics of Cultural Modeling (Identity Landmarks in Communism and Post-Communism)(curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate students from the Faculties of Letters, Foreign Languages, History, Sociology, and Political Science

Team 4


Cristian PREDA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Vice-Dean;Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus


Gabriela COLŢESCU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dean; Faculty of Political Science, University of Timişoara


Host Institution: Faculty of Political Science, University of Timişoara

Title of Course: Electoral Systems and Democracy in Romania - 1831-2000 (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students in Political Science

Team 5


Mircea DUMITRU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dean; Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus


Ion COPOERU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor; Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Host Institution: Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Varieties of Essentialism. Investigations into Recent Topics in Metaphysics of Modality, Knowledge of Natural Kinds, and Rights-Based Ethics (optional, extra-curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in Philosophy

Team 6


Ciprian MIHALI, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca; RELINK Alumnus


Octavian GROZA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor; Faculty of Geography, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi; NEC Alumnus


Host Institution: Faculty of Geography, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Modern Construction and Postmodern Deconstruction of Space (optional, extra-curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students from the Faculties of Geography, Philosophy, and Philology

Team 1


Carmen-Aida HUŢU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Management, Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi; Executive Director, Center for Continuing Education and Training – Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi; RELINK Alumna


Ilie ŞERBĂNESCU, Ph.D. Economical Analyst; Former Romanian Minister for Reform (1999)


Host Institution: Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Organizational Culture and EU Integration (extra-curricular postgraduate development course)

Targeted Audience: Postgraduate students in Management and Economics

Team 2


Ştefan BORBELY, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumnus; RELINK Alumnus


Caius DOBRESCU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Literature, University of Braşov; NEC Alumnus


Host Institution: Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: The Social and Cultural Imagination of the European Bourgeoisie (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced students in Literary Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Arts

Team 3


Monica SPIRIDON, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest; Director, Center for Communication Studies, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Alexandru CĂLINESCU, Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of French, Faculty of Letters, , A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi; Director, Central University Library, Iaşi


Host Institution: Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: South-Eastern Europe and the Strategies of Cultural Synchronism (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate students from the Faculties of Letters, Foreign Languages, History, Sociology, Journalism, Political Science

Team 4


Cristian PREDA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus

Host Institution: Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Vote and Democracy in Romania from 1831 to 2000 (optional curricular course)


Levente SALAT, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Host Institution:

Title of Course: Multiculturalism – Challenges and Answers (curricular masters’ course)


Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Political Science

Team 1


Mircea DUMITRU, Ph.D. Professor, Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus

Host Institution: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Ion COPOERU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Host Institution: Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Title of Course: Mind, Cognition, Consciousness (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Philosophy, Psychology, and Mathematics

Team 2


Cezar BIRZEA, Ph.D. Professor, National School for Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest; Director, Institute of Education Sciences, Bucharest


Matei CERKEZ, Ph.D. Professor, University of Ploieşti


Host Institution: National School for Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Bucharest

Title of Course: European Citizenship (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate students in Political Science

Team 3


Ciprian MIHALI, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca; RELINK Alumnus


Alexandru NICULESCU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of History; Senior Researcher, Institute of Archeology, Bucharest; NEC and GE-NEC Alumnus


Host Institution: Dept. of Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: The Politics of Life: Transversal Approaches to Precariousness(curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

Team 4


Irina POPESCU-CRIVEANU Assoc. Professor, I. Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest; GE-NEC Alumna


Kazmir KOVACS, Ph.D. Visiting Professor, I. Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest; Architect, Self-employed; NEC and GE-NEC Alumnus


Host Institution: I. Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Title of Course: Theory of Unbuilt Spaces (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of Architecture

Team 5


Ioana BOTH, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumna


Adriana BABEŢI, Ph.D. Professor, University of Timişoara


Host Institution: University of Timişoara

Title of Course: Methods and Directions in Contemporary Literary History (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Literary Studies

Team 6


Simona MODREANU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Iaşi; NEC Alumna


Constantin ZAHARIA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus


Host Institution: Faculty of Letters, University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Fragmentary Writing and (Post-)Modernism (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Literary Studies

Team 1


Carmen-Aida HUŢU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Management, Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi; Executive Director, Center for Continuing Education and Training – Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi; RELINK Alumna


Ilie ŞERBĂNESCU, Ph.D. Economical Analyst; Former Minister for Reform of Romania


Host Institution: Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iaşi

Title of Course: The Romanian Company Facing the European Integration: The Cultural Shock (extra-curricular, postgraduate course)

Targeted Audience: Postgraduate students in Management and Economics

Team 2


Cristian PREDA, Ph.D. Professor, Dean, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus

Host Institution: Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Vote and Democracy in Romania from 1831 to 2000 (curricular course)


Dan LUNGU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Sociology, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Host Institution: Faculty of Sociology, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Life Stories in the Study of Romanian Totalitarianism (curricular course)


Targeted Audience: Graduate and undergraduate students in Political Science and in Sociology

Team 3


Liviu PAPADIMA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dean, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus

Title of Course: New Approaches to Mother Tongue Didactics (curricular, postgraduate course)


Alina PAMFIL, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: The Development of Values and Attitudes in the Curricular Area of Language and Communication (curricular, postgraduate course)


Host Institution: Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Targeted Audience: Graduate students enrolled in the M.A. Program Curriculum Development and New Didactics of the Philological Disciplines

Team 4


Ovidiu CARAIANI, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Social Sciences and Humanities, Polytechnic University of Bucharest; Visiting Professor, Institute of British Cultural Studies, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus


Paul KUN, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communications, University of Timişoara


Host Institution: Dept. of Philosophy, Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communications, University of Timişoara

Title of Course: Nationalism, Legitimacy and Rights (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate students in Political Science and in European Studies, University of Timişoara.

Team 1


Cezar BÎRZEA, Ph.D. Professor, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest; Director, Institute of Education Sciences, Bucharest


Constantin SĂLĂVĂSTRU, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Vice-Rector, Dept. of Logic and Systematic Philosophy, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi; Vice-Rector responsible for overviewing the educational process and its institutional reform


Host Institution: National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest

Title of Course: Introduction to European Studies (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate students in Political Science

Team 2


Mihaela MIROIU, Ph.D. Professor, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Adriana BABAN, Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Host Institution: Dept. of Psychology, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Applied Ethics (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology

Team 3


Ligia SARIVAN, Ph.D. Professor, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi


Carmen CREŢU, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Institute of Education Sciences, Bucharest


Host Institution: Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Curriculum Development: New Didactics in A Transdisciplinary Perspective (post-graduate curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Graduate students enrolled in the M.A. Program Curriculum Development and New Didactics of the Philological Disciplines

Team 4


Radu TEODORESCU, M.D., Ph.D. Head, Dept. of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation of Chronically Psychotics, Al. Obregia Hospital, Bucharest; Vice-President, Romanian League for Mental Health; President, Romanian Association of Behavioral-Cognitive Therapies; Vice-President, Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy; RELINK Alumnus


Dan PRELIPCEANU, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest


Host Institution: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

Title of Course: Community Psychiatry (post-graduate optional course)

Targeted Audience: Post-graduate students (foremost residents in psychiatry) and graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Psychiatry

Team 5


Mircea VASILESCU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest; Editor-in-Chief, Dilema Veche weekly cultural magazine; NEC Alumnus


Sanda CORDOŞ, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Dept. for Romanian Literature, Literary Theory and Ethnology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca


Host Institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Romanian Cultural Identity Discourse. From the In-between-the-Wars to the After-War Period (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students in Philology, History, Sociology, Political Science

Team 1


Ruxandra CESEREANU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca


Ion MANOLESCU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Host Institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Filmic and Literature Imagery. A Cyber-Cultural Approach (M.A. curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Graduate students of the Faculty of Letters

Team 2


Speranţa RĂDULESCU, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Laura VASILIU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor and Dean, Faculty of Musicology, George Enescu Arts University of Iaşi


Host Institution: George Enescu Arts University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Musicology and Ethnomusicology: Where Do They Meet? (optional course)

Targeted Audience: Mainly graduate, but optionally also undergrad. students in Musicology

Team 3


Adriana BABEŢI, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Timişoara; NEC-LINK Alumna


Marius LAZURCA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad; RELINK Alumnus


Host Institution: University of Timişoara

Title of Course: Cultural Policies in Plural Spaces - From Principles to Solutions (MA curricular course)

Targeted Audience: MA students in “European Cultural Policies”

Team 1


Otilia HEDEŞAN, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Timişoara


Corina IOSIF SÎRBU, Ph.D. Researcher, Folklore Archives, Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumna


Host Institution: University of Timişoara

Title of Course: From Folklore Studies to Cultural Anthropology. The Romanian Case (4th year special course)

Targeted Audience: Advanced students in Philology and Social Studies

Team 2


Cătălin AVRAMESCU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Dana JALOBEANU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Political Science, Vasile Goldiş University of Arad; NEC Alumna


Host Institution: University of Bucharest

Title of Course: The Polite Society: A History of British Moral Thought (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: M.A. students of the Dept. of British Studies, advanced students interested in the History of Ideas

Team 3


Andrei OIŞTEANU, Ph.D. Professor, Center of Hebrew Studies, University of Bucharest; Researcher, National Museum of Literature, Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Smaranda VULTUR, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Timişoara


Host Institution: University of Timişoara

Title of Course: The Plurality of Memories and the Renegotiation of Identities in The Emerging Europe (M.A. curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Graduate students in Cultural Policies, Political Science, Sociology, History

Team 4


Andrei CORNEA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Victor NEUMANN, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Timişoara


Host Institution: University of Bucharest

Title of Course: 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe. A Comparative Approach (M.A. curricular course)

Targeted Audience: M.A. students at the dept. of International Relations and European Studies

Team 5


Ruxandra DEMETRESCU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor and Vice-Rector, Faculty of Art History and Theory, National University of Arts, Bucharest; GE-NEC Alumna


Dan-Eugen RAŢIU, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca; GE-NEC Alumnus


Host Institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Art, Institutions, and Art Politics (M.A. curricular course)

Targeted Audience: M.A. students in Philosophy and Art History

Team 1


Alexandra IONESCU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Institute of Political Research, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Anton CARPINSCHI, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Political Science, Al.I. Cuza University of Iaşi; President, Committee of Political Sciences, National Council for Academic Accreditation (1994-2006)


Răzvan PANTELIMON Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest & University of Bologna


Host Institutions: Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest and Department of Political Science, Al.I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Title of Course: European Political Typologies: The Political Duality of the Unified Europe (M.A. curricular course)

Targeted Audience: M.A. students and Ph.D. students in Political Science at both universities

Team 2


Liviu VOINEA, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest; Director of Research, Group for Applied Economics, Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Maria BÎRSAN, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Romana CRAMANENCO Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Host Institution: Faculty of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Transnational Corporations and National Economies (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate Students in Economics and Political Science

Team 1


Mihaela IRIMIA, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, English Dept., University of Bucharest; Director of Studies, British Cultural Studies Centre, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Pia BRÎNZEU, Ph.D. Professor and Vice-Rector, English Department, University of Timişoara


Andreea ŞERBAN Ph.D. Candidate, Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Timişoara


Host Institution: Faculty of Letters, University of Timişoara

Title of Course: Postcolonial Voices: Races, Cultures, Identities (curricular course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate students in Philology

Team 2


Cătălin AVRAMESCU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; NEC-LINK Alumnus


Corin BRAGA, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Head of the Department, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Oana SUCIU Ph.D. Candidate, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest


Host Institution: Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Symbolic Histories and Geographies (M.A. curricular course) and Geography and Political Imagination (M.A. curricular course)

Targeted Audience: M.A. students in Philology and Political Science

Team 3


Alexandra IONESCU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest; NEC and NEC-LINK Alumna


Réka HORVÁTH, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Alexandra IONAŞCU Ph.D. Candidate, Institute for Political Science, Bucharest and Free University of Brussels


Host Institution: Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Political Pluralism and Political Representation after the Downfall of Communism in the Central and East European Countries (optional course)

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and M.A. students in Political Science

Team 4


Radu TEODORESCU, M.D., Ph.D. Head, Dept. of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation of Chronically Psychotic Al. Obregia Hospital, Bucharest; Vice-President, Romanian League for Mental Health; Vice-President, Romanian Association for Rehabilitation; President, Romanian Association of Behavioral-Cognitive Therapies; Vice-President, Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy; RELINK and NEC-LINK Alumnus


Mircea LĂZĂRESCU, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Head of Dept., Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara


Virgil ENĂTESCU Ph.D. Candidate, Tutor, Psychiatry Department of the „Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timişoara; Resident Doctor, Eduard Pamfil Clinic of Psychiatry, Timişoara


Host Institution: Faculty of Medicine, Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara

Title of Course: Research in Psychiatry (optional course)

Targeted Audience: Post-graduate students (Ph.D. candidates), young psychiatrists and faculty

Team 5


Octavian GROZA, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Geography and Geology, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi; Director, Cuguat-TIGRIS Research Center (Center of Human Geography and Territorial Planning. – Innovatory Territories: Regional Planning and Spatial Interaction); NEC Alumnus


Sorina VOICULESCU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Timişoara; Representative of Eastern Europe, Steering Committee of Gender and Geography Commission of the International Geographical Union


Oana STOLERIU Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Geography and Geology, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi


Host Institution: A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Gender, Development and Safe Cities. A Geographical Point of View (optional course)

Targeted Audience: Post-graduate students (M.A. and Ph.D.) in Geography, as well as students in Sociology and Economics

Team 6


Mircea DUMITRU, Ph.D. Professor and Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest; RELINK Alumnus


Ionel BUŞE, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Craiova; Director, Mircea Eliade Center for the Study of the Imaginary and Rationality, Craiova


Nansi LUNGU Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Host Institution: University of Craiova and University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Theories and Methodologies of the Imaginary (optional course)

Targeted Audience: Post-graduate students (M.A. and Ph.D.) in Philosophy, as well as students in Literary Studies, Cultural Studies etc.

Team 1


Anca CRIVĂŢ, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Andrei BERESCHI, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Cluj (dept. of Oradea)


Adela CÎMPEAN Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cluj


Host Institution: University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Savoir et littérature dans le discours encyclopédique du Moyen Age

Targeted Audience: M.A. course in Literature and Philosophy

Team 2


Liviu CHELCEA, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Călin GOINA Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumnus


Norbert PETROVICI Ph.D. Candidate, Assistant Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Host Institution: Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Culture and the City: Creative Industries and Urban Change. A Comparative Presentation of Bucharest, Cluj, Budapest, and New York City

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students in Political Science, European Integration, Economics, and Journalism

Team 3


Ioana BOTH, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumna


Rodica ZAFIU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Bucharest


Magda RĂDUŢĂ Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Host Institution: Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Figures de la violance dans le discours du journalisme roumaine moderne

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate

Team 4


Dan Horia MAZILU, Ph.D. Professor, University of Bucharest; Director, Library of the Romanian Academy; Corresponding Member, Romanian Academy


Adrian PAPAHAGI, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Cluj; Head, Center for the History of the Books and Texts, Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumnus


Agnés MIHÁLY Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cluj


Host Institution: Center for the History of the Books and Texts, Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: In the Beginning Was the Word. The Bible and Liturgical Texts in Medieval and Early Modern Times

Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students in Religious Studies, Bibliology, History

Team 1


Valentina SANDU-DEDIU, Ph.D. Professor and Vice-Rector, National University of Music, Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Ioana PÂRVULESCU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Ionana MARGHITA Ph.D. Candidate, National University of Music, Bucharest


Host Institution: Faculty for Composition, Musicology, and Pedagogy, National University of Music, Bucharest

Title of Course: Literature and Music: Through Mannerism, Baroque, and Postmodernism

Targeted Audience: Mainly students from the National University of Music, Bucharest, but also from the University of Bucharest

Team 2




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Team 2


Alexandru-Florin PLATON, Ph.D. Professor and Dean Faculty of History, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi


Constanţa VINTILĂ-GHIŢULESCU, Ph.D. Researcher, N. Iorga Institute for History, Bucharest N. Iorga Institute for History, Bucharest; NEC Alumna


Liviu PILAT Ph.D. Candidate


Host Institution: Faculty of History, A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Title of Course: Le corps et ses hypostases en Europe et dans la société roumaine du Moyen Age a l’époque contemporaine

Targeted Audience: M.A. students in History, as well as students from the Faculties of Philosophy, Political Science, or Letters

Team 3


Bogdan IANCU Associate Professor, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Marius BĂLAN Associate Professor, Public Law Dept., A.I. Cuza University of Iaşi


Alexandru PETRECU Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest


Host Institution: Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Situating the State-Public Law and Modernity

Targeted Audience: Students in Political Science and Law

Team 4


Mircea VASILESCU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Adrian TUDURACHI Researcher, Sextil Puşcariu Institute, Bucharest


Elena VOJ Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


Host Institution: Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Identité européenne et spécifique national dans la presse culturelle roumaine de l’entre-deux guerres

Targeted Audience: M.A. course

Team 1


Alexander BAUMGARTEN, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Chair, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Chancelor, Department of History and Philosophy, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumnus


Anton ADĂMUŢ, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Philosophy, „Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi


Iovan DREHE Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cluj


Host Institution: for both departments, but with a special target on the Department of Philosophy at the „Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi,

Title of Course: Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Summa Theologica. The intellectual debates of the Latin Middle Age and the Sources of Modernity

Targeted Audience: BA, MA, PhD, students in Philosophy

Team 2


Călin COTOI, Ph.D. Lecturer, University of Bucharest, Department of Sociology and Social Work; NEC Alumnus


Rudolf POLEDNA, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Senior lecturer, „Babeş-Bolyai“ University, Cluj-Napoca, Department of Sociology and Social Work


Norbert PETROVICI Ph.D. Candidate, Teaching Assistant, „Babeş-Bolyai“ University, Cluj-Napoca, Department of Sociology and Social Work


Host Institution: Department of Sociology and Social Work, „Babeş-Bolyai“ University of Cluj-Napoca

Title of Course: Locality Production, New Identities and Globalization

Targeted Audience: Curricular optional course for Sociology students in the second and third years

Team 3


Dan DEDIU, Ph.D. Professor, National University of Music, Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Bujor PRELIPCEAN, Ph.D. Professor, „George Enescu” University of Arts, Iaşi


Cătălin CREŢU Ph.D. Candidate, National University of Music, Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Host Institution: National University of Music, Bucharest

Title of Course: Analogy as the Core of Music: Imaginary Scenarios in the Classical Music for String Quartet

Targeted Audience: Compulsory course, Dept. of Composition, Musicology, Pedagogy; Dept. of Musical Performance

Team 4


Ilie PÂRVU, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Dana JALOBEANU,Ph.D. Associate Professor, Western University „Vasile Goldiş”, Arad; NEC Alumna


Mihnea DOBRE Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Host Institution: Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Beyond Kuhnian Paradigms: Philosophy of Science Within Historical Context

Targeted Audience: MA programme in the History and Philosophy of Science

Team 1


Otilia HEDEŞAN, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, West University, Timişoara


Ileana BENGA, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Faculty of Letters, „Babeş-Bolai“ University, Cluj


Ana Maria IUGA Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Letters, „Babeş-Bolai“ University, Cluj


Host Institution: Both departments

Title of Course: Building the National through Folklore Studies and Ethnological Analysis. The Romanian Case

Targeted Audience: MA Programme of the Department of Letters, Babeş-Bolai University, Cluj, and Literature and Mentalities program of the Department of Romanian and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, West University, Timişoara

Team 2


Iosif KIRALY, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Photography and Video Art, National University of Arts, Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Călin BELOESCU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, West University, Timişoara


Cristian Daniel SIDA Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Visual Arts, West University, Timişoara


Host Institution: West University, Timişoara, Department of Visual Arts

Title of Course: The Visual Image in the Age of Post-Photography

Targeted Audience: MA cycle, Department of Visual Arts

Team 3


Alexandru NICULESCU, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Institute of Archaeology “V. Pârvan” of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest; Associate Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Bucharest; NEC Alumnus


Mircea ANGHELINU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, History and Archaeology, Valahia” State University of Târgovişte


Cristian Ionuţ ŢUŢU Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Humanities, History and Archaeology, Valahia” State University of Târgovişte


Host Institution: Faculty of Humanities, History and Archaeology, Valahia” State University of Târgovişte

Title of Course: Research Traditions And Styles of Thinking in Archaeology

Targeted Audience: Optional course, advanced undergraduates, M.A. and Ph.D students in history and archaeology

Team 4


Dan Eugen RAŢIU, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Phlosophy, „Babeş-Bolyai“ University, Cluj-Napoca; NEC Alumnus


Mihaela Alexandra POP Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Ilinca DOBRESCU Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Host Institution: Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

Title of Course: Philosophy and the Arts: Contesting the Established System of Values

Targeted Audience: Curricular course, also open (as an optional course) to other students at the Depts. of Philosophy and Art History, discipline Philosophy of Culture, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Bucharest