Security and Defense

Objectives:
– to convey quality, substantial, updated specialty knowledge, systemically integrated and professionally useful, and to facilitate the exchange of information among students;
– to familiarize the graduate students with the main legislation, documents, specialty studies and data bases (wide web resources) capable to shape essential aspects of the security and defense issues, in national, Euro-Atlantic, EU and global contexts;
– to develop individual skills such as: documentation and data base administration; analysis, synthesis and briefing; editing, presenting and arguing ideas and projects;
– to acquire primary teamwork skills on issues such as: formulating strategies and public policies, crises management, managing and planning current issues of security, defense, public order and civilian emergencies;
– to determine and interested, vigilant, engaged and responsible civic attitude on the issues of homeland security and defense which concern people’s lives, communities and the nation.

The program is tailored for the graduates of Political Science departments who are willing to complete, diversify and focus their professional development, as well as for other types of students who are interested to widen their horizons through an inter- and cross-disciplinary training.

MSSAp targets young specialists – civilians, military and special status personnel – who work within institutions with links to the fields of security and defense, or other institutions, organizations or corporations with such interests, stemming from the legal provision, nature of their activities or from the specificity of the undertaken tasks (ministries, agencies, non-governmental organizations, commercial companies, with wide public interest scopes, safety and security companies etc).
The Graduate School Program is organized in conformity with the higher education and EU promoted standards in the field of security and defense, encompassing the experience of other specialized institutions from the Euro-Atlantic area as well.
The program starts from the premise that information and education in problems of security represents an essential factor in the current international context, in which the societal risks and threats are dominant, with a direct impact on the lives and freedom of individuals (identity – ethnic and religious conflicts; terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; organized crime, energy and environment crises; poverty and frustration etc), as well as the necessity of extending this preoccupation within the civilian universities.

Curricular Subject Matters:
– Theory and Practice of Security and Defense;
– International Relations in the Post-Bipolar Era;
– Public Policies: Security and Defense;
– Economic and Social Fundaments of Security and Defense;
– Security and Defense Doctrines and Strategies;
– Security and Defense Military Fundaments;
– Home Security;
– National Security from the Perspective of Intelligence, Counter Information and Security;
– Security and Defense Crises Management;
– 21st Century Conflicts ; Military Strategies;
– Public Communication, Security and Defense;
– Specific Dimensions of National Security: Energy Security; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Ecologic Security; Food and Sanitary Security; Transports Security;
– Military Organizations Management;
– Leadership and Command;
– Terrorism: Prevention, Protection, Fight;
– Information Management for Security and Defense: Military Intelligence;
– Information and Information Technology Systems in the Field of Security and Defense;
– Practical Applications:
– Methodology of developing studies, strategies and other specific documents;
– Romania’s National Security Strategy: workshop and project formulation; scientific conference;
– Practical Exercise: crises management (international, EU and national procedures).

The graduate students will study under the supervision of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Political Science and other senior lecturers from Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, as well as other professors, experts and associated specialists, guests from other national and international specialized institutions.

The Graduate Program finalized with the public support of a dissertation on a specialty theme/ topic, written under the supervision of a coordinator member of the permanent teaching staff.