Oana Popescu Zamfir
Oana Popescu Zamfir, Director of Global Focus
Oana Popescu-Zamfir is director and founder of GlobalFocus Center, an independent foreign policy and strategic analysis think-tank, as well as Europe’s Futures Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and a former State Secretary for EU Affairs. She is also an international consultant, media commentator, writer and lecturer. She coordinates international research, public and expert strategy events and is editor-in-chief of the regional affairs quarterly ‚Eastern Focus‘.
In her earlier career, she served as foreign policy adviser to the President of the Romanian Senate (current NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana), programmes director of the Aspen Institute Romania and senior editor of the Romanian edition of Foreign Policy magazine. Her expertise covers mainly geopolitics and security in the EU/NATO neighbourhood, transatlantic relations, global political risk and strategic analysis, hybrid threats, EU affairs, democratisation and post-conflict stabilisation, shifting models of governance. Her recent work has centred around internal and external threats to democracy, EU reform, but also shifts in global order and the impact of technology on society and politics.
Oana was a Fulbright scholar at Yale University, with executive studies at Harvard and St Andrew’s.