We proudly present the Participants to the Autumn Cohort of the 4th edition of the fellowship-based Aspen Public Service Leadership Program!

Following the successful third edition in 2021, when with the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Aspen Institute Romania, the program doubled its impact and organized for the first time two cohorts, this year’s fourth edition is also structured into the Spring Cohort (online) and the Autumn Cohort (in person).

This year’s Autumn Cohort aimed at selecting especially participants coming from institutions in the central public administration.

The Aspen Seminar, the 1st Module of the Autumn Cohort, takes place in physical format between September 28 and October 1, 2022, and is organized in partnership with the Aspen Institute US. Following the lines of the classic Aspen Executive Leadership Seminar, the module had as its theme ”Leadership, Public Service and the Common Good” and is moderated by Dr. Todd Breyfogle, Executive Director of Seminars for the Aspen Institute US.

The remaining module of the Autumn Cohort will take place until the end of the year.

The Spring Cohort of the 4th Edition was organized online between April and June 2022 and aimed at selecting participants coming from public institutions with impact at local or regional level.

More info about the Participants to the Autumn Cohort 2022 are available below.

| Department for Sustainable Development, Government of Romania

Vlad-Florin COPCEAC
Head of Unit

Corina-Ionela DUMITRESCU
Associate Professor, Dean
| University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Business Engineering and Management, Economics Department

Bogdan Ioan FURTUNĂ
Doctor, Manager
| Colțea Hospital

Associate Professor
| University of Bucharest, Faculty of History

Alexandru-Mihai GHIGIU
| National Institute for Administration

Ciprian HOJDA
State Counselor
| Government of Romania

Maria-Gabriela HORGA
Member of Parliament, Deputy – Chair Budget Committee and University Lecturer, PhD
| Parliament of Romania
| Academy of Economic Studies

Vladimir IONAȘ
| The Group of Social Behavioral Studies Avangarde

Elena Mirabela ISAC
Head of Program and Project Service, Fund Access and Implementation
| Ministry of Economy

Mihai-Cristian MĂRCULESCU
Deputy General Director
| Ministry of Internal Affairs – DGPI

Maria-Cristina MARIN
Specialist inspector
| Ministry of Education – General Directorate for the Implementation of the Educated Romania Project

| Romanian Intelligence Service

Viorel NIȚU
Deputy General Director
| National Agency for Tax Administration

Defence Policy Advisor
| Ministry of National Defence

Member of Parliament
| Parliament of Romania, Chamber of Deputies

Dean, Professor Phd.
| National School of Political and Administrative Studies

Member of Parliament
| Parliament of Romania, Chamber of Deputies

Mircea URCAN
| Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority

Irina URSU
| Parliament of Romania, Ministry of Energy

Andreea VARGA
Associate Professor, Consultant Cardiologist, Family Medicine
| George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Targu Mures, Romania