SBSR – 2017 edition is approaching

The fourth edition of SBSR organized by the Romanian Intelligence Service, through the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, in partnership with Harvard University and the National Intelligence University (US), under the high patronage of the Romanian Presidency, will take place between May, 28 – June, 2.

The program has continued and developed the philosophy, mission and objectives of the Black Sea Security regional program, initiated by Harvard University 16 years ago. SBSR is an interactive and collaborative platform, addressing participants responsible for developing a sustainable future and ensuring the security of the Black Sea Region. This edition will bring together approximately 70 participants and speakers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Great Britain, Germany, Serbia, United States, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as EU and NATO high-ranking officials. Representatives from most prestigious universities, such as Harvard University, Oxford University, George Washington University, University of York, University of Helsinki, will take part and contribute to the lectures and interactive exercises.

With this year’s theme, (Con)tested power continuities in the Black Sea Region, the new ecologies of power, developed around the diverging interests of the actors in the region, will be the subject of debates.

The opening ceremony will be attended by the Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, Mr. Eduard Hellvig, the Director of the Eurasia Security Program (Harvard University), Mr. Sergei Konoplyov, the Chief of Staff of the Ministery of National Defence, general Nicolae-Ionel CIUCĂ, the state secretary for political analysis and Parliament relation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Mr. Alexandru Victor Micula, the Deputy Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, colonel Cristian Bizadea, and the Presidential Counselor, Mr. Ion Oprișor, as well as representatives of national and international academic institutions.