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Welcome to the website of the UN Youth Academic Conference 2014, with the theme NATO's Smart Defenders:

Women as a Valuable Asset within the Security Sector

This year's edition, taking place between 7-9 November, is focusing on two major topics for the current realm of international security, namely Smart Defence and Women, Peace and Security.

Conference call for participants: Young professionals, junior researchers, recent graduates and current students alike are invited to discuss and share their insights on key aspects of international relations, conflict management and security issues, within a vivid academic environment in the capital of Romania, Bucharest. Applications are closed.


The Schedule

7th of November

10.00-11.30 Registration of Participants
11.30-12.30 Opening Ceremony
12.30- 13.30 Lunch break
13.30- 14.30 Keynote lecture (Mr. Dan Neculaescu, Director of the Directorate for Security Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
14.30- 15.30 Panel session (Discussant: Prof. Liliana Popescu from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration)
15.30- 15.45 Coffee break
15.45- 16.00 Administrative session
16.00- 17.00 Keynote lecture (Mr. Iulian Chifu, Presidential Adviser for Strategic Affairs, Security and Foreign Policy)
19.00 Diplomatic Cocktail at the Palace of Parliament

8th of November

9.00- 10.00 Panel session
10.00- 10.15 Coffee break
10.15- 11.15 Panel session
11.15- 12.15 Keynote lecture on The Challenges of Crisis Management in NATO Operations (Prof. Ioan Crăciun from the Carol I National Defence University in Bucharest and the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany)
12.15- 13.15 Lunch break
13.15- 14.45 Panel session (Discussant Prof. Ioan Crăciun from the Carol I National Defence University in Bucharest and the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany)
14.45- 15.00 Coffee break
15.00- 16.00 Documentary Screening
20.00 Medieval Dinner at the Crama Templierilor Restaurant

9th of November

10.00- 11.30 Panel session
11.30- 11.45 Coffee break
11.45- 13.15 Show Debate. Topic: „The West caused the Ukrainian crisis.”
13.15-14.00 Closing Ceremony