Victoria Roșa

Republic of Moldova

Victoria ROSA (Roșa) is an expert in international relations, European affairs, security & defence, conflict studies & gender issues, civil society development, with a particular focus on EaP countries, EU, Transatlantic cooperation, NATO, and Russia. She served as Security and Defence / EU affairs Adviser to the Moldovan Prime-minister Maia Sandu. Prior to that, she held the position of Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova (currently member of the APE Board of Directors).

From April 2018 till July 2019, Victoria moderated the daily evening political talk-show ”Punctul pe azi” on the National Romanian Television (TVR), Moldovan branch. Between 2005-2010, Mrs. Rosa worked as a lecturer at the International Relations Department, Moldova State University as well as joined the activity of various nongovernmental organisations. During the last 16 years, Mrs. Rosa has provided expertise to national and international organisations in the framework of various thematic programs (Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, UN Women Moldova, Freedom House, Austrian Ministry of Defence, TAMPERE Peace Research Institute, etc.).

She holds a BA and MA degree in international relations, political and administrative sciences from the Moldova State University. She is fluent in English, Russian and Romanian (native) languages. Victoria Rosa is a 2017 Alumni of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. At the moment she is a member of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and of the UN Women Moldova Civil Society Advisory Group.

”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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