Gabriela-Cornelia Horoșanu


Dr. Gabriela-Cornelia Horoșanu, a firm supporter of multilateralism, is a career diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, currently covering security-related topics regarding non-proliferation, arms control, and the OSCE. Previously, she has served at the Permanent Delegation of Romania to NATO. Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2016, she held a Security and Defense Adviser position in the European Parliament. Prior to that, she was a policy officer within the Emerging Security Challenges at NATO HQ.

On a parallel career path, she conducts medical research in Infectious Diseases, as a researcher affiliated with the National Institute for Infectious Diseases ‘Matei Balș’. She has also served as a Senior Adviser for the State Secretary at the Romanian Ministry of Health in 2013 before being appointed Executive Director for the Society for Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Horoșanu obtained her PhD in International Relations at the National School for Political Science and Administrative Studies, Bucharest, with a thesis on capability planning for hybrid warfare and the cooperation between NATO and the EU. She also holds a Post-doctorate degree in Infectious Diseases at the University for Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Carol Davila’, Bucharest, and an MA from the ‘Babeș-Bolyai’ University, Faculty of Political Science, Cluj-Napoca, on the study of terrorist organisations. She was a postgraduate fellow at the ETH Zürich, conducting studies in the field of security, medicine, and military artificial intelligence applications. Moreover, she holds an engineering diploma in Chemical Engineering from the ‘Babeș-Bolyai’ University, Cluj-Napoca and another degree in Systems and Process Engineering from ENSEEG INP, Grenoble.

She is an IVLP U.S. Department of State Alumna, a PI American Jewish Committee Alumna and a WIIS Brussels member.

”Whoever is afraid of feminism, is afraid to admit and accept that, fundamentally, women are strong beings. In various societies, over centuries, political leaders have made use of many skills and tricks to keep women power under control. On the other hand, power comes with responsibility – always. Admitting that you are strong means taking responsibility for this power. Sometimes that overwhelms.”

Liliana Popescu
Vice-Rector SNSPA
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