In 2016, the business community from Cluj is again invited to take part in FSPAC talks events. The first meeting is planned in the first quarter of the year.

FSPAC talks are designed as a series of debates dedicated exclusively to the business sector, through which the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences endeavors to analyze and discuss the most recent trends and developments in politics, administration, and business from Romania and Central and Eastern Europe. Read more about FSPAC talks here.

In 2015, three FSPAC talks events took place, and over 30 business people participated. The debates were focused on current geo-political issues, such as U.S. views on Russia and the future of the strategic partnership between Romania and the United States. Local issues were also debated, notably with the Cluj-Napoca strategic planning process and results being presented for the business community.

Each event was honored with the presence of well-known international experts and local decision makers, including:

  • Powell A. Moore, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Government and former U.S. ambassador to OSCE

  • Mark A. Taplin, former Director for Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus in Bureau of European and Eurasion Affairs, U.S. Department of State and former Chargé d’affaires in Bucharest and Paris for the US Embassy

  • Tudor Vlad, Associate Director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, University of Georgia

  • Emil Boc, Cluj-Napoca Mayor.

Two of the debates were hosted together with The School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, Athens, within the framework of the creation and development of a U.S.-Romanian educational hub in Cluj-Napoca.

If you are interested in participating in such an event, please contact us at