Visiting Professors

Right Now at ICUB

Ramia Gaby George, PhD (University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

My PhotoProject: The Relationship Between Work and Welfare: The Institutions of Social Protection Over Time

Period: January 1st, 2019 – December 31st, 2019

Short presentation: Gaby Ramia is Associate Professor in Public Policy within the Department of Government and International Relations at The University of Sydney. His research uses policy, administration and governance theories in the study of welfare. The population categories he focuses on most intensively are long-term unemployed people, and international students. He was previously Acting Director of the university’s Graduate School of Government, and prior to that at Monash University where he was Director of the graduate program in Public Policy and Management. Gaby is currently leading an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project on governance networks, social networks and the employability and wellbeing of the long-term unemployed. He has ongoing research interests on the relationship between work and welfare, and international education.

Institutional profile:

Dany Flavio Tonelli, PhD (Federal University of Lavras-Brazil, UFLA, Department of Administration and Economy)

FOTODANY2Project: Neither Post New Public Management Nor New Bureaucracy: an Aggregate Approach of Public Administration

Period: January 14th, 2019 – February 18th, 2019

Dany Flávio Tonelli holds a Sc.D. in Organizations, Changes, and Strategy Management by the Federal University of Lavras – Brazil. He was Professor at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the Federal University of Alfenas-Brazil between 2009 and 2011 when participated in the consolidation of the Interdisciplinary Degree in Science and Economics. Dr. Tonelli is currently an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Administration and Economics of the Federal University of Lavras (DAE-UFLA), vice dean of Extension and Culture (PROEC-UFLA), and Coordinator of Technological and Social Development (CODETS-UFLA). He has developed investigations with the emphasis on topics such as (i) innovation in the public sector and innovation policy; (ii) technology-based entrepreneurship in the context of public research institutions; (iii) collaborative arrangements and public management technologies; and (iv) other topics relating science, technology, innovation, and society.

Institutional profile:

Prof. Marica Dumitrasco (Academy of Sciences of Moldova)

marica_dumitrascoProject: Engagement of the Republic of Moldova and Romania in external fragmentation of production: a cross country comparisons and convergence points

Period: December 1st 2018 – March 31st 2019

Short presentation: Prof. Dumitrasco is the main consultant for the Department of policies, in the sphere of science and innovation of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. She has 24 years of scientific experience in the analysis of the development of transitional economies and has been doctor of economics since 1993. She is a leading researcher of the Institute of Juridical and Political Research and was a contributing expert for the the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, 2013-2018.

Last decades in the economic literature dedicated to trade topics have discussed the importance of trade liberalization for fragmentation of production that consistently led to the appearance of global value chains (GVC). It is a consensus regarding that trade tariff reduction has stimulated trade exchange between countries that in line with the growth of the volume of international trade was expressed in the global fragmentation of production.
The evolution of this concept can be seen in a number of studies of past years. In the economic literature increasing trade of big parts and components of manufacturing goods between countries has been variously called. Besides mentioned above, for a description of this globalization process has been used the following notions: vertical specialization, processing trade, slicing up the value-added chain, outsourcing, offshoring. There are differences in the reflection of international fragmentation of production in the economic literature of the end of twenty century and in the recent studies of the twenty-first century accompanied by the analysis of accumulated experimental dates.


Upcoming Visits

  • Eric Anceau (Sorbonne University)

AnceauProject: Powers, societies and enquiries in Europe (19th to 21st centuries)

Period: April, 1st, 2019 – April, 18th, 2019

Short presentation: Éric Anceau is an associate professor at Sorbonne University. He is at the head of the political axis of the research laboratory LabEX EHNE (Writing a new history of Europe). He is the Vice-President of the CHPP committee (Committee of Parliamentary and Political History) and deputy director of the HES review (History, Economy and Society).
He wrote, directed and codirected more than twenty publications on the political, economic and social history of France and Europe in the nineteenth century. He is especially known for his work on the Second Republic and the Second Empire. His biography, Napoléon III, Un Saint-Simon à cheval (Napoleon III, a Saint-Simon on horseback), published in 2008 and reedited in paperback in 2012, has been rewarded by several prizes, notably the Drouyn de Lhuys Prize of the Institut de France. Éric Anceau currently works on the people close to the executive power and on populism in a longterm perspective. He is also preparing the publication of the Dictionnaire du personnel dirigeant de 1848 (Dictionary of the group executives in 1848) (Sorbonne UP, 3000 pages, 115 authors) and the conference proceedings of the 2017 international colloquium on the European stakeholders in the Revolutions of 1848 (Sorbonne UP). He will soon publish a book on the presidential election of December 10, 1848 (Tallandier).

This year (2019), Eric Anceau is a visiting professor at the University of Bucarest, the University of Hangzhou in China and at the Russian Academy of Sciences.


  • Changiz Mohiyeddini (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Period: April, 1st, 2019 – June, 30th, 2019

More information will be updated soon.


  • Arnold C. Dupuy

Project: Black Sea Security Engagement: Romania’s Role as the South East European Strategic Anchor

Period: April, 1st, 2019 – June, 30th, 2019

More information will be updated soon.


  • Lucian Turcescu (Concordia University, Canada)

Project: Romanian Orthodox Church’s Post-communist Instrumentalization of Resistance and Collaboration under Communism

Period: April, 11th, 2019 – May, 10th, 2019

More information will be updated soon.


  • Michael G. Flaherty (Eckerd College, University of South Florida)

Project: Time and Technology

Period: May 12th, 2019 – June, 1st, 2019

More information will be updated soon.


  • Siddharth Wadhera (Darden Business School, University of Virginia (USA))

Picture1- Siddharth WadehraProject: Digital  Transformation  and  Innovation

Period: TBC

Short presentation: Technology enabled innovation and digital transformation are fast revolutionizing how business is conducted in the modern era. While established incumbents- GE, AT&T face numerous challenges in their quest for digital transformation, many of the worlds disruptive startups- Airbnb, Facebook, Uber were started by entrepreneurs using similar innovation techniques. Professor Wadehra’s lectures would explore the evolving world of business, focusing on the changing dynamics caused by the conversion of products and services into digital goods, new customer demands and regulation which govern the competitive landscape which business is now being operated in. Additionally, Prof. Wadehra would also be spending time with the UB’s Innovation lab working with students on their ideas.

Siddharth Wadehra is presently a management consultant with BlastAsia’s digital transformation practice in SE Asia.Prof. Siddharth Wadehra has led Innovation and digital transformation initiatives with companies in healthcare, telecom, internet and IT space. Apart from heading corporate innovation initiatives, Prof. Wadehra has been very active in the startup space. He is connected with various incubators and accelerators groups where he advises startups on various aspects of their growth journey. He is also twice the winner of the Peter Drucker Challenge (2012 and 2014) and a finalist at the MIT Tech Reviews Young Innovators under-35 (India, Class of 2013).

Author of the books ‘Asia Incredible’ and ‘Methods to Madness’, Prof. Wadehra has been conducting sessions with various business schools including IESE Spain, IIFT and IMT in India among others. He is also engaged as an EIR with a number of Universities helping students with their entrepreneurial ambitions and is engaged as a course mentor with University of Virginia Darden School of Business and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He has completed his Computer Science and Engineering from Nagpur University in India and holds a MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.


Former Visiting Professors 

Mălina Voicu (Research Institute for the Quality of Life, Romanian Academy)

Project: Social values: modernization, institutional and structural factors (1st of June 2018 – September 30th 2018)

2Malina Voicu.JPG.(449x298x123)Short presentation: ”According to the literature, there is a strong connection between level of socio-economic modernization and social values, each time in history being connected with a specific set of social values. However, several other factors interfere with modernization and lead the value profile of a given society on a different path. The existing studies refer to social institutions and social structure as complementary factors to modernization. My previous work documents the connection between social values and family policies, social diversity and political institutions. During my stay at ICUB I plan to work further on several items that currently exist on my research agenda, to develop a new research project with colleagues from University of Bucharest and to get involved in knowledge transfer activities. ”

Tatiana Spătaru (Institute of Juridical and Political Sciences of the ASM, Moldova Academy of Sciences)

Project: The Nature of the Stratification of the Moldovan and Romanian Societies in the Context of International Comparisons (a Cross-national Analysis) (September 1st, 2018 – December 31st, 2018).

Cynthia M. Horne (Department of Political Science, Western Washington University, USA)

Project: Transitional Justice and the Former Soviet Union: Reviewing the Past, Looking Toward the Future (June 18th, 2018 – July 10th, 2018).

Gregory D. Squires (Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University, USA)

Project: Inequality, the Financial Crisis, and the Ameliorative Role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (2nd of June – 16th of June 2018).

Michael G. Flaherty (Eckerd College, USA)

Project: Time and Society (5th of May 2018 -1st of June 2018).

Dragoș-Paul Aligică (George Mason University, Mercatus Center, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

Project: Epistocracy, Elitism and the New Paternalism: New Challenges to Liberal Democracy in Contemporary Political Thought (7-31 May 2018)

Tamara Cărăuș

Project: Revisiting the Idea of a Cosmopolitan Institution: Cosmopolitanism as the Institution of Critique (April 15th, 2018 – May 14th, 2018)


Victoria Seitz (California State University of San Bernardino)

Project:Thinking Beyond Our Borders: Developing Strategies for Internationalization of Romania’s Products and Services” (November 27th, 2017 – December 22nd, 2017)

Héctor Calleros-Rodríguez (Fmr. University of Warsaw, Poland – COLTLAX, Mexico)

Project: ”The Politics of Judicial Appointments and the Legitimacy of Constitutional Judges” (September 15th, 2017 – November 30th, 2017)

Stephen J. Cutler (University of Vermont, USA)

Project: ”Promoting Interests and Competence in Ageing Research: A Joint Project of the Institute for Research at the University of Bucharest and the Doctoral Program of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Bucharest” (October 15th, 2017 – January 15th, 2018)

Alexandru Minea (University of Auvergne, France)

Project:Can inflation targeting promote institutional quality in developing countries?” (May 31st, 2017 – June 13th, 2017)


Tamara Cărăuș – ”Migrant Cosmopolitanism” (October 1st, 2016 – July 31, 2017)

Irene Peano – ”Gender in Global Care-Commodity Chains: A Research on the Supply End and Reproduction of Romanian Farm-Labour Migration in Italy” (December 1st, 2016 – February 28th, 2017)

Paul Dragoș Aligica – ”David Mitrany” (June 26th, 2016 – July 10th, 2016)

You can find out more about our Former Visiting Professors here.


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