Professor Silviu Rogobete, Director Doctoral School of Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science


Professor Silviu Rogobete (PhD, Brunel, UK) – Extended CV


          News/Recent activities

9 -13 December 2019, Certified Course Director, CSDP Orientation Course, European Security and Defence College, European Union.

3 Oct 2019, Moderator, The national security policy – From strategic thinking to security and defence institutions, Defence and Security Monitor, Bucharest, Romania. Media reports click here. Video Link, click here (from min. 2:27:40)

10 May 2019, Speaker and Moderator, The State of Europe Forum, Schuman Centre for European Studies, Romanian House of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania.

8-9 May 2019, Discussant, The Future of Europe, Perspectives of Contemporary Developments, International Conference under the auspices of HE Klaus Iohannis, The President of Romania and the Romanian EU Council Presidency, Sibiu, Romania.

16 April 2019, Moderator, ”(In)security drivers of change in an increasingly disconnected world” at the ”Transatlantic Security Bridges Over Increasing Security Vision Gaps. Romania’s Perspective” Conference, Defence and Security Monitor, Bucharest, Romania.

4 – 6 March 2019, Academic Board Meeting, Working Group of the European Doctoral School on CSDP, European Security and Defence College, Bruxelles, Belgium.

5 – 7 Dec 2018, Working group, Empirical International Research Program on Religion and Human RightsBari, Italy.

30 Nov – 1 Dec 2018, International Round Table on Faith-Based Approaches to Populism in the West, Sallux and ACTON, Bruxelles, Belgium.

28 Nov 2018, Participant, Defence and Security Conference: Black Sea Defence and Security, The UK, Romania and Brexit, British Embassy, Bucharest.

12-16 Nov. 2018, Training of Trainers, European Security and Defence College (ESDC), European Union; representing UVT as a formal member institution of the initiative group of the Doctoral School of the ESDC; participating in the annual meeting of the Academic Board of the ESDC, Bruxelles, Belgium.

24-25 Oct. 2018, Invited/Participant, Warsaw Security Forum 2018

10 Oct. 2018, Video Interview, Diplomatie si Educatie, in dialogue with Daniela Ratiu (can be seen here, in Romanian only).

19 May 2018, Received the „Professor Bologna” Distinction, offered by ANOSR (Romanian National Association of Student Organisations), the highest distinction offered solely by the students on the basis of their own evaluation of the overall teaching activity.

15-20 March 2018, Invited/Participant, Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation, Dakhla, Morocco.

29 November 2017, Speaker and Moderator at „Defence, Security & Law-enforcement Symposium”, organised and hosted by the British Embassy in Bucharest. 

8-9 November 2017, Invited/Participant, Warsaw Security Forum 2017.

October 2017, Professor Silviu Rogobete was invited as Short Term Visiting Global Scholar at Gonzaga University, Center for Global Engagement and the School of Professional Studies, Spokane, USA (His Public Lecture can be watched here)

28-30 September 2017, Professor Silviu Rogobete, Speaker, „Living with Uncertainty: Current Security Threats” at Bucharest Security Conference 2017 (Link)

On the 25th of November 2016, Professor Silviu Rogobete was appointed as Associate Professor Extraordinary, University of Stellenbosch (School of Public Leadership), South Africa.

Professor Silviu Rogobete’s Opening Address, Academic Year 2015-2016, Universitatea de Vest Timisoara, can be seen here (Romanian only).

Daniela Ratiu’s interview with Professor Silviu Rogobete on Political Science in Timisoara, Diplomacy and more (for UVT-TV) can be seen here. (Romanian only)

2012-2019: Member of the  Empirical International Research Program on Religion and Human Rights, University of Wurzburg, Germany. For details click here.


                  Upcoming publications

Silviu Rogobete, Ligia Petan, „Religion and Existential Security: An empirical study of religion and socio-economic rights amongst High-school learners in post-atheist, post-totalitarian Romania”, in International Empirical Studies on Religion and Socioeconomic Human Rights, edited by Ziebertz, H-G. and all, Springer Nature, (TBP 2020).

Olga Breskaya, Silviu Rogobete, „Religious Freedom in Context: A Comparison between Belarus and Romania”, in Global Eastern Orthodoxy: Politics, Religion, and Human Rights, Giuseppe Giordan and Siniša Zrinščak, eds. Springer Nature (TBP 2019).

                  Recent publications

Olga Breskaya, Pål Ketil Botvar, Anders Sjöborg, Silviu Rogobete, Religion, Trust in Institutions and Attitudes Towards Abortion: A Comparison of Lutheran and Orthodox Countries, in Ziebertz, H-G., Zaccaria, F., eds., Euthanasia, Abortion, Death Penalty and Religion – The Right to Life and its Limitations, Springer Nature, 2019 (Click here).

Rogobete, S., Reisz, R., „Religion, political and judicial rights in post-communist, post-atheist spaces. An empirical study among youth in Romania”, in Sterkens, C., Ziebertz, H-G., eds., Religion and Human Rights. Political and Judicial Rights through the prism of religious belief, Springer Nature, 2018 (Click here).

                  Short Biography

Silviu Eugen Rogobete returned to the position of Professor, teaching in the area of Applied Moral Philosophy at the Department of Political Science, West University of Timisoara (2013), following a full-term serving as Consul General of Romania in South Africa. Professor Rogobete joined the Diplomatic Corps of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in October 2006. During this time he received instruction in diplomacy, foreign affairs and issues related to global security. Prior to that, he was the Head of the Department of Politics and Chancellor of the Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication at the West University of Timisoara. Currently, Professor Rogobete is the Director of the Doctoral School of Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science, as well as heading the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Diaspora at the West University of Timisoara. In October 2016 he was appointed as an Associate Professor Extraordinary of Stellenbosch University (School of Public Leadership), South Africa. He teaches courses on Human Rights, Philosophical and Political Anthropology, Religion and Politics, Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Globalisation and Human Security.

In 1987 Professor Rogobete received his first degree in science at “Traian Vuia” Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Following the fall of the communist regime in 1989, he moved to study in Great Britain, obtaining a second degree in theology (BA, Brunel University, 1994) with a dissertation on Sociology of Religion, and a PhD with a thesis in theological and philosophical anthropology (PhD, Brunel University, 1998). In the summers of 2001 and 2002, as a Visiting Fellow, he benefited of postdoctoral instruction in the area of Human Rights under Professor David Robertson at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, where he was also admitted as an Associate Member of the Senior Common Room. His list of publications includes: Human Rights: Origins and Practices, Timisoara: Ed. de Vest, 2015); An Ontology of Love (Iasi: Polirom, 2005); coeditor of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Europe (Amsterdam: ECPM, 2006). He published in academic journals including the Oxford based Religion, State and Society. In 1998 he founded the Areopagus Center for Christian Studies and Contemporary Culture, and in 2001 the Regional Centre for Social Integration and Human Development, both in Timișoara, Romania.