People

 

Alexandru Volacu, Director

Contact: alexandru.volacu@bcept.eu

Alexandru is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest. He obtained his PhD in Political Science in 2016 at the former university, with a thesis focusing on rationality assumptions in theories of distributive justice. In 2015 he spent a term at the University of Oxford as a Visiting Doctoral Student, where he was affiliated with the Department of Politics and International Relations and the Center for the Study of Social Justice. Between 2013 and the present time he has taught 13 different subjects in 3 different faculties, ranging from classes on normative theory to political science, public administration and European studies, both at an undergraduate and a graduate level. His main research interests lie in the field of contemporary analytical political theory, primarily on the topics of distributive justice, the ideal/non-ideal theory debate and the ethics of voting. Secondary research interests include a range of topics from the fields of rational choice theory, behavioural economics and game theory. He has published (or is in the process of publishing) articles in international journals such as Philosophical Studies, Ethical Perspectives, Contemporary Political Theory, Journal of Philosophical Research, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Journal of International Relations and Development, Croatian Journal of Philosophy and others. In total, he has published over 30 scientific or philosophical articles in internationally-indexed journals, collective volumes or as conference papers, has co-authored one book and co-edited a collective volume. Since the autumn of 2016, Alexandru Volacu is also the Co-Editor in Chief of the Romanian Journal of Society and Politics, having been an Editor of the journal since 2014. His full academic profile is available at: https://snspa.academia.edu/AlexandruVolacu.

 

Adelin Dumitru, Secretary-General

Contact: adelin.dumitru@bcept.eu

Adelin is a graduate student at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and researcher at the Center for Public Innovation. He currently undertakes research on transitional justice, self-serving bias and intergenerational justice. His research interests span from geopolitics to distributive justice, having published articles on the security and development of the Central Asian Republics, on the possibility of transcending the informational asymmetry between universities and the government through the employment of open educational resources, on how we could explain from a historical institutionalist perspective the transition of Czechoslovakia to democracy and on how path dependency led to the widespread adoption of environmental politics in the European Union. At the Center for Public Innovation he has monitored the implementation of the new Romanian political parties law and has written several articles and public policy reports on the subject. Adelin previously worked for the European Institute of Romania, the Aspen Institute and for the Open Society Romania. He was also a reviewer for several academic journals from Romania. His Google Scholar profile can be seen at: https://scholar.google.ro/citations?user=nk-ATZ4AAAAJ&hl=ro&oi=ao and his academic profile can be consulted at: https://snspa.academia.edu/AdelinDumitru.

 

Oana Derviş, Deputy-Director

Contact: oana.dervis@bcept.eu
Oana is a PhD student at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and editor for The Romanian Journal of Society and Politics.  Starting in 2015, she has also taught classes on normative theory, gender studies, political science and public administration at undergraduate level. Her PhD thesis concerns using evolutionary game-theoretic models to provide a picture of the form cooperation can take in a modern, pluralist society. Her main research interests lie in the field of political theory, especially theories of democracy, public reason and justification, deliberative democracy and value pluralism. She is also interested in topics related to distributive justice, social choice, evolutionary game theory, multiculturalism and gender studies. Her scholarly work includes articles on distributive justice, the moral value of free riding, education policy and deliberative democracy.

Nicolae-Emanuel Dobrei, Deputy-Director

Contact: nic.em.dobrei@bcept.eu

Nic is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA). He got his PhD in 2012 and currently teaches different courses and seminars in political theory. His main  reasearch  interest is in  democratic theory, both from  the analytic tradition and from critical theory, with a focus on theories of legitimacy and democratic citizenship. He is also interested in issues related to the analysis of ideologies and history of political thought.

 

Vlad Andrei Terteleac

Contact: vlad.terteleac@bcept.eu
Vlad Andrei Terteleac currently studies Political Science at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. His main research interests revolve around normative theory, particularly left and right libertarian theories, the debate on universal basic income and the ethics of immigration. Other interests include historical institutionalism and the development of welfare states, the methodology of the Austrian school of economics and the thought of Eric Voegelin.