Visiting Professors

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

foto flahertyProject: Time and Technology

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

Short presentation: A temporal regime governs the operation of American correctional facilities. This temporal regime determines how inmates experience time and space in prison. Convicts have been “given” time (i.e., their sentences), but the temporal resources allocated for their various activities are quite limited. They are serving time, not deciding what to do with it. In addition, indeterminate sentences, the cyclical character of their schedule, and the cyclical pattern of recidivism combine to deprive prisoners of any future on the horizon. Incarceration makes it self-defeating to count standard temporal units (i.e., hours and days), but, wanting to mark the passage of time, prisoners develop unique ways to structure their temporal experience. Moreover, inmates engage in various forms of “time work” (or temporal agency) in an effort to resist the temporal regime and exert some degree of self-control over their own experience of time.

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.

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Former Visiting Professors 

Lucian Turcescu (Concordia University, Canada)

Version 2Project: Romanian Orthodox Church’s Post-communist Instrumentalization of Resistance and Collaboration under Communism

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

Dr. Lucian Turcescu is a Professor and past Chair the Departments of Theological Studies at Concordia University (2011-2016), Montreal, and Religious Studies at St. Francis Xavier University (2004-2005), Canada. He also served for many years as Graduate Program Director at Concordia University. He has done research, published, and taught in several areas, including early Christianity, religion and politics, and ecumenism. Most of his books benefited from the generous financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Some of his books include 1) Justice, Memory and Redress in Romania; 2) Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe; 3) The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity; 4) Religion and Politics in Post-communist Romania; 5) Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons and 6) Dumitru Staniloae: Tradition and Modernity in Theology. Currently he is the Principal Investigator in a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant dealing with collaboration and resistance of religious groups in Romania under communism. Dr. Turcescu is twice Past President of the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies (2004‐2008) and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, and in the past for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, and the Corporation’s combined program director. In 2010 he received the Concordia University Dean’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship.

Institutional profile:

Arnold C. Dupuy

Arnie Photo_Dec 2017Project: Black Sea Security Engagement: Romania’s Role as the South East European Strategic Anchor

Period: April, 7th, 2019 – April 21st, 2019

Arnold Dupuy is a Booz Allen Hamilton employee working as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy (ODASD(E)). In his capacity at OE, Dr. Dupuy provides qualitative and quantitative analyses of operational energy risks to mission assurance. A particular area of interest is the cyber-energy nexus and geo-political and military operational challenges of energy security within the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, particularly on NATO’s ‘Eastern Flank’. Retired from the United States Army after 25 years of both active and reserve component service, Dr. Dupuy’s last major assignment was in Afghanistan, where he earned the Bronze Star and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals.

In 2016, Dr. Dupuy completed a Ph.D. in Planning, Governance and Globalization at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). His dissertation title is: “Changing Patterns of Regionalism and Security in the Wider Black Sea Area: The
Transformative Impact of Energy.” He is an adjunct professor of political science at Virginia Tech and George Mason University, teaching graduate-level international politics and energy geopolitics.

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.

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.

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.

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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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