ESGA Q&A. Guest: Adrian Gheorghe


ESGA had the chance to have Dr. Adrian Gheorghe as a guest during the event dedicated to the energy policies. Dr. Adrian Gheorghe is the Vice President of the World Security Forum (WSF), Switzerland. Dr. Gheorghe currently is Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and Batten Endowed Chair on System of Systems Engineering with the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA (starting March 2006). He was appointed in 2012 by Provost Carol Simpson as ODU’s representative on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Cybersecurity Task Force. His research into the emergent risks to global energy security has achieved worldwide attention. He joined ODU in 2006 after serving as an international civil servant, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, and as director of the Centre of Excellence on Risk and Safety Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Adrian Gheorghe is among the pioneers in applying system of systems engineering to risk assessment and management. He and colleagues in Europe have developed computational models for these purposes, with a focus on risks from sabotage, terrorism, cyber vandalism and natural disasters.

This interview was realized by Leonela Leca, ESGA in Bucharest on June 12th, 2017, during the participation of Dr. Adrian Gheorghe at one of the events that are part of the “Dialogues with Russia for a new generation of experts” implemented by ESGA with the support of Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, German Marshall Fund of the United States of America.

Within this project, ESGA aims to engage the young generation of experts proactively in the efforts oriented on setting a new agenda for the dialogue with Russia and to encourage the participation in public debates.

All the views and opinions of the guest speaker belong to the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ESGA or its partners.

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