Professor dr. Iulian Chifu is President of the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Center Bucharest since 2014. He was Counsellor for Foreign, Security and Defence Policy for the President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputees between 2015-2016. Now he serves as Counsellor of the Romanian Senate since July 2016.
Mr. Chifu has been Presidential Counsellor for Strategic Affairs and International Security, Romanian Presidency, between 2012-2014 and Presidential Counsellor for Strategic Affairs, Security and Foreign Policy between 2011-2012.
Between May 2006 and October 2011 Mr. Chifu was Counsellor for Foreign, Security and Defence Policy for the Vicepresident of the Romanian Senate. Between July 2002 and September 2011 Iulian Chifu was Director at the Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Romania. Between 2001 and 2002, Mr. Chifu was Director of the Center for Conflict Prevention, Academical Foundation for Black Sea, Bucureşti (Romania). Previously, between 1997 and 2001, he was Director for programs at the Group for Contemporary History Studies, Center for European History and Civilisation, Romanian Academy, Iaşi (Romania).
Mr. Iulian Chifu is specialised in Conflict Analysis, Crisis Decision-making and Post/Conflict Reconstruction, teaching at the Department International Relations and European Integration SNSPA, Bucureşti (Romania) since 2000. Since 2005, Mr. Chifu has been Associate Professor at the National Defence College, Bucureşti (Romania). Between 2007 and 2008, Mr. Chifu was Associate Professor National Academy for Information, Bucureşti (Romania). Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Chifu was Scientific Secretary at the Department for International Relations, SNSPA, Bucureşti (Romania). Moreover, between 2002 and 2005 he was Associate professor at the Center for NATO Studies, Bucureşti (Romania).
Between 1998 and 2004, Mr. Chifu attended a PhD in History Science, Contemporary History Specialty, graduating with the thesis “Basarabia under Soviet occupation 1940-1941; 1944-1991”, at University of Craiova, Romania. He had graduated in 1992 from University “A.I.Cuza”, Iaşi (Romania), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics Section. Mr. Chifu attended post-university studies in International Relations at SNSPA Bucuresti between 1997 and 1999.
In August 2010, Mr. Chifu attended the International Visitors Leadership Program, Conflict Prevention at the US State Department, Washington (United States). In December 2006, Mr. Chifu attended the Senior Course on Crisis Management and Civil Emergency Planning at the Institute for National Defense and Security Policy Studies, Swedish National Defense College, Stockholm (Sweden). In May 2005, Mr. Chifu attended a graduate course in “Intelligence and Civil Society” at the Center for Civil-Military Relations, Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterrey, California (United States).