RISAP’s story began in 2014, when two young researchers laid the foundation of the main Romanian think tank focused on the Asia-Pacific region.
Since then, RISAP stood out as an important research center for the Asia-Pacific region, both in Romania and in Europe.
RISAP’s mission is to increase the visibility and understanding of the Asia-Pacific region in Romania and in Europe and to create a network of young experts focused on this region.
Andreea is interested in international relations and security issues related to the Korean Peninsula. Her career started with a Master's Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest.
George is passionated about Japan and he is focused especially on Japan's foreign policy. He holds a Master's Degree in history and diplomacy at the University of Bucharest.
Valentina is a Mandarin speaker and as a young student she developed a passion for China. She is interested on law, foreign affairs and China-EU relations. Valentina started her career as a diplomat in China. She graduated with a master’s degree in law at China University of Political Science and Law
Alexandra holds a Master's Degree in Diplomacy and International Economics from the Academy of Business Studies in Bucharest. Her research interest focus on the international relations, diplomacy and geopolitics of Asia, and her main country of interest is Russia.
Silviu is an independent researcher and his field of study addresses various topics related to international relations, especially those in South Asia. He obtained his doctorate with the thesis "India's war on terrorism. Between implosion and regional hegemony" and is the author of the book "India and regional hegemony," published by Tritonic.
Georgiana is passionate about studying foreign languages and Asian cultures, which led her to study Chinese, but also Korean. Georgiana is a graduate of China Foreign Affairs University and her interests are connected to China's foreign policy, the role of the Chinese state in the international arena and its relations with major players such as the United States and Russia.