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Irina Ionela Pop
Irina Ionela Pop holds a PhD in International Relations and European Studies, with the thesis Oil and Geopolitics in Central Asia: Diachronic Analysis of the American and European Positions – Post Cold War Period, as well as a M.A. in Management of International Relations and European Affairs, and a B.A. in European Studies, all of them at ”Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca. Presently, she is also Lecturer at ”Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad, teaching various International Relations disciplines at B.A. and M.A. level.
Irina Ionela Pop had various research stages and traineeships in Belgium, France, Poland and Romania, and contributions in several European Union’s public consultations in the energy field. She is fluent in English and French, with basic knowledge of Spanish.
- “Economic Growth, Trade and Energy in the BRICS: Assessing the Negotiations with the International Organizations”, in: Society and Politics – Challenges for EU’s Foreign and Security Policy in the New Global Security Environment, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2015, pp. 43-55.
- Geopolitică şi geostrategie: teorie şi practică [Geopolitics and Geostrategy: Theory and Practice], „Vasile Goldiş” University Press, Arad, 2014, 191 pages, ISBN 978-973-664-726-0.
- „Russia and China’s Security Interests in Central Asia: Collective Security Treaty Organisation versus Shanghai Cooperation Organisation”, in: The 20th International Conference ‚The Knowledge-Based Organisation’, Conference Proceedings 1 - Management and Military Sciences, indexed ISI CPCI, „Nicolae Balcescu” Land Forces Academy Publishing House, Sibiu, 2014, pp. 158-162.
- Geoeconomy and Geopolitics: From the European Union-China Economic Relations to Political Cooperation at Global Level, in: Stelian Scaunas, Vasile Tabara, Eugen Stratiu (coord.), Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies International Conference Proceedings, the VIIth Edition, “Lucian Blaga” University Press, Sibiu, 24-26 May 2013, pp. 202-219.
- Strengthening EU-China Relations, Atlantic Community, Berlin, 18 September 2012.
- Energy Security in the 21st Century: Pros and Cons to Global Energy Governance, in: Eugen Stratiu, Pavel Moraru, Vasile Tabara si Nicoleta Munteanu (coord.), Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies International Conference, Volume 1, “Lucian Blaga” University Press, Sibiu, 2012, pp. 320-327.
- China’s Energy Strategy in Central Asia: Interactions with Russia, India and Japan, in UNISCI Discussion Papers, No. 24: China Rising in the Global Context, Madrid, October 2010, pp. 197-220.
- Russia, EU, NATO and the Strengthening of the CSTO in Central Asia, in: Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3 (3), Frankfurt, Summer 2009, pp. 278-290.
- The Assessment of the European Neighbourhood Policy in the South Caucasus: What the European Union can do?, in: Eurolimes 7 - Europe and the Neighbourhood, Institute for Euroregional Studies, Debrecen-Oradea, Spring 2009, pp. 22-34.