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Elena Dragomir

Elena Dragomir is a Romanian scholar who contributes articles and briefings to on politics, security and current events in Romania. She also conducts specialized research on the Communist regime in Romania, and the activities of the state security during that period, and also has a strong interest in contemporary Romanian foreign policy, in particular relations with the EU and the Nordic states.

Elena is presently a researcher and Associate Fellow of the Study Center for the History of International Relations at the Valahia University of Târgovişte in Romania, where she is editorial secretary of the university’s Valahian Journal of Historical Studies, as well as of the Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies (Revista Romana pentru Studii Baltice si Nordice). She is also a member of the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies, and an Associate Member of the Grigore Gafencu Research Center for the History of International Relations at the Valahia University of Târgovişte. Elena is further an Associated Member of The Finnish Graduate School for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Helsinki’s Aleksanteri Institute.

In addition to her contributions for, Elena has co-authored several books on topics ranging from Romanian Cold War history and security-sector issues to Romanian perceptions of northern Europe, published by Editura Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza/ Iaşi and the Editura Cetatea de Scaun. She has also published numerous academic articles on Romania’s Communist past and transition to democracy for many international academic journals, including Routledge’s Cold War History, the Mexican Tendencias- Revista de Estudios Internacionales, Political Thought (Skopje), and the Romanian Arhivele Totalitarismului and Valahian Journal of Historical Studies. She has presented her work before numerous international conferences in Romania, Finland, Hungary and Greece.

In addition to her native Romanian, Elena is fluent in English and has intermediate knowledge of French, and is learning Finnish. She is currently concluding a PhD in Political History from the University of Helsinki. In 2005, she received an MA in History from the Valahia University of Târgovişte, and also holds a BA in History and Archaeology from the same university.

Elena Dragomir has previously served as a Research Fellow in the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences History. She has also conducted specialized document researched in the Romanian National Archives and the Archive of the Romanan Intelligence Service, on behalf of the World War II Working Group of the Defense Prisoner of War / Missing Personnel Office in the United States Department of Defense.

Status: Elena Dragomir is currently available for speaking engagements and event participation.

All previous Articles, Interviews and Briefings by Elena Dragomir

Romania’s Winter 2017 Protests: Behind the Power Struggle of the Secret Services, Politicians, and Soros NGOs (March 6, 2017)

The Media vs. Historical Accuracy: How Romania’s Current Communist Trials Are Being Misrepresented (January 11, 2015)

Revived Transylvania Dispute Strains Romanian-Hungarian Relations, with Potential for Future Internationalization of the Issue (February 11, 2013)

In Romania, Connections Clouded between Intelligence, Business and Politics (April 2, 2012)

In Romania, Opinion Polls Show Nostalgia for Communism (December 27, 2011) Briefing with Dan Iulian Mărgărit, Director of Cetatea de Scaun Publishing House (July 13, 2011) Briefing with Dr Silviu Miloiu of the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies (April 26, 2011)

The Romanian Secret Services, Politics and the Media: a Structural Overview (April 20, 2011)

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