International Scientific Conference ”Defense Resources Management in the 21st Century” (CoDRM)

The Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies (DRESMARA), in collaboration with the Military Sciences Section of the Romanian Academy of Scientists, War Studies University from Warsaw/Poland, University of Defense, Brno/Czech Republic, ”Alexandru cel Bun” Military Academy of the Armed Forces from Moldova and ”Transilvania” University from Brasov and in partnership with ” Nicolae Balcescu” Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, ”Aurel Vlaicu” University from Arad, NATO HUMINT Center of Excellence from Oradea, ”Political Research Group” and ”Global Agora” ONGs, organized, the 13th edition of the International Scientific Conference ”Defense Resources Management in the 21st Century” between 08 and 09 November, 2018 (CoDRM)...

Under the motto Using Today's Ideas to Shape Tomorrow's Future!, CoDRM brought together scientists from academic structures, researchers, academic teaching staff, PhD candidates and not least, practitioners of management, to exchange experience and share results of their research on the most diverse aspects of resource management in the spirit of new changes brought about by the current security environment.

The high level of the conference was supported by the following keynote speakers who chaired the conference: Mrs. Beth Jessica ASCH, PhD, senior economist at RAND Corporation / USA, Mr. Luis Alberto MORALES, PhD / Defense Resources Management Institute / Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey / USA, Mrs. Oana Antonia COLIBĂŞANU, PhD, vicepresident for Strategic Relationships and senior geopolitical analyst at Geopolitical Futures, Mr. Eleftherios THALASSINOS, Professor, PhD / Piraeus University / Greece, Mr. Maciej MARSZAŁEK, Professor, PhD, and Lieutenant-Colonel Engineer Andrzej SOBOŃ, Lecturer, PhD / National Security Faculty / Warsaw University / Poland, Lieutenant-Colonel Engineer Jan DROZD, PhD, Dean for Public Relations and Development / Faculty of Military Leadership / Defense University / Czech Republic, Colonel Sergiu PLOP, Commandant (Rector) of ”Alexandru cel Bun” Military Academy of the Armed Forces / Moldova, Brigadier General Iulian BERDILĂ, Head of Strategic Planning Directorate / Defense Staff, Colonel Florin-Eduard Grosaru Professor, PhD, DRESMARA director, Mrs. Ileana TACHE, Professor, PhD / ”Transilvania” University / Braşov, Mrs. Liliana FILIP, PhD candidate / ”Political Research Group”.

The conference was held both in plenary sessions and in 6 sections:

  • Defense Economics, chair Mrs. Ileana TACHE, Professor, PhD / "Transylvania" University of Brasov;
  • Transatlantic cooperation, Chair Mrs. Liliana FILIP, PhD candidate / “Political Research Group”;
  • Management Theory and Practice, chair Major Dorel BADEA, Associate Professor, PhD / ”Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy / Sibiu;
  • Social sciences, chair Mrs. Brînduşa-Maria POPA, lecturer, PhD / DRESMARA;
  • Military Strategies and Defense Planning, chair Mr. Vlad DUMITRACHE, Associate professor, Ph.D. / DRESMARA
  • Information Science, chair Colonel Engineer Cezar VASILESCU / Professor, PhD, habil. / DRESMARA.

As a result of the great scientific prestige accumulated during the previous editions, the conference enjoyed wide national and international participation, with 40 papers by 58 authors, individually or collectively, as follows:

  • at national level - 26 articles, 39 authors;
    • education institutions and other structures of the Ministry of National Defense - 16 articles, 24 authors;
    • Universities Academy of Economic Studies, National School of Political and Administrative Studies and ”Titu Maiorescu” / Bucharest, ”Transilvania” / Braşov, Craiova, Oradea, ”Lucian Blaga” / Sibiu) - 8 articles, 11 authors;
    • other institutions (Romanian Academy, Romania-Turkmenistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry) - 2 articles, 4 authors;
  • at international level - 9 articles, 12 authors;
    • education institutions and structures from the Czech, Georgian, Moldovan, Pakistani, Polish and Tunisian Ministries of Defense - 13 articles, 16 authors;
    • universities from Turkey - 1 articles, 3 authors;

The 13th edition of the conference offered the perfect framework for relevant scientific debates on concepts, principles and trends in the areas of management theory and practice, economics defense and defense planning, defense resource management, military affairs, security studies, transatlantic cooperation, and information science in the new context of the changes generated by the current security environment.

(See here the article from "Observatorul Militar", nr. 46 / 21 - 27 november 2018, page 16)