March 6th, 2017

The overarching mission of Strategikon, one of Romanian’s newest and leading think tanks, is focusing on the necessity and means of improving and advancing good governance for the benefit of all.

Of the many dangers and threats to mankind, one of the most challenging is fail and failing government. Examples range from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe with Brussels and Washington in-between. One of the consequences of failed and failing government is the inability to provide for the governed acceptable measures of security, safety, sustenance and stability. And from the absence of these basic human necessities, instability, conflict, terror and inequality as well as famine and disease emerge with a vengeance.

From violence and civil war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere to dramatic changes in borders established after World War II to the emergence of state populism that evoked Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the rise of inward political parties in Europe, each is in part a result of some failure in governance.

This first conference is meant to examine “governance” in the broadest sense NON-PARTISAN SENSE across the globe in terms of states and regions and major cross-cutting issues to include international attempts of governance though organizations and the impact of environmental factors such as climate change.

This conference, to be held in Bucharest from the evening of May 3rd to 5th May will bring together global leaders to provide insights and recommendations as to how to advance the case for enhancing good governance at a time of particular unrest and instability on both state and international levels.