Oana Derviș is an Assistant Lecturer at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and an expert for the Department of Higher Education Funding of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research Funding, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI). From 2015, she teaches classes on normative political theory, gender studies, political science and public policy at undergraduate level. Her PhD thesis concerns using evolutionary game-theoretic models to provide a picture of the form cooperation can take in a modern, pluralist societies. Her main research interests lie in the field of political theory, especially theories of democracy, public reason and justification, and gender norms. She is also interested in topics related to educational policy, social choice, evolutionary game theory, multiculturalism and gender studies. Her scholarly work includes articles on distributive justice, the moral value of free riding, education policy and deliberative democracy.
Nicolae Dobrei is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA). He got his PhD in 2012 and currently teaches different courses and seminars in political theory. His main reasearch interest is in democratic theory, both from the analytic tradition and from critical theory, with a focus on theories of legitimacy and democratic citizenship. He is also interested in issues related to the analysis of ideologies and history of political thought.
Adelin-Costin Dumitru is an Assistant Lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA). In his thesis he emphasized the importance of empirical aspects in normative theories, focusing on the role that social capital could play in the development of feasible intergenerational justice theories. His research interests are distributive justice, neo-Roman republicanism, the interplay between moral obligations and approaches to human rationality, reparatory justice and the ethics of refugees. Since August 2021 he has held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest. In his research he draws from the republican tradition and from the debates surrounding the boundary problem of democratic theory (who is entitled to make democratic decisions and according to what criteria can we determine that?) in order to explore justifications for enfranchising refugees. He published articles in journals such as Philosophia, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Romanian Journal of Political Science, Croatian Journal of Philosophy, South African Journal of Philosophy, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Ethical Perspectives, Prolegomena or Philosophical Forum. He also authored or co-authored several book chapters, on subjects ranging from inheritance ethics to behavioral economics.
Vlad Terteleac is a PhD Student at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and an Adjunct Professor at the same institution, affiliated with the Faculty of Political Science and with the Faculty of Public Administration. He is currently writing a thesis on the harm principle and the problem of externalities. He teaches seminars about behavioral economics, political philosophy, the history of political thought and electoral behavior and institutions. His research interests include the political theory of immigration, democratic theory (especially problems related to the design of electoral policies), realist thought and neoinstitutionalism. Occasionally, he is also a journalist.
Alexandru Volacu is an Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, in the Faculty of Business and Administration, where he mainly teaches classes on governance, public policies, and academic ethics. He was previously an Assistant Lecturer at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration. He is a member of the REDEM consortium, the Justice Everywhere cooperative of political theorists and the Advisory Board of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. His research is focused on political theory, primarily on topics such as voting, democracy, and justice. His most recent books are Avem datoria de a vota? (Institutul European, 2019) and Alegeri morale. Teme actuale de etică aplicată, co-edited with Daniela Cutas and Adrian Miroiu (Polirom, 2021). You can find more information on his academic profile at: https://alexvolacu.com/.