Radu Dudau, Co-founder & Director
Radu Dudău is co-founder and director of EPG. He is Associate Professor of International Relations at Bucharest University. From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He graduated in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Iași. He holds a Dr. Phil. degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Konstanz University (Germany) and a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) (summa cum laude) from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA, Bucharest). He was a Fulbright Fellow with the National Security Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2011), a New Europe College Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Relations (Copenhagen, 2006) and an OSI/FCO-Chevening scholar at Oxford University (1999-2000). His main expertise focus is energy security and natural resource geopolitics.
Georgiana Marin, Analyst
Georgiana Marin is an Analyst within the EPG. Georgiana is a PhD student at the National University of Political Science and Administrative Studies where she is doing a thesis focused on regional security in Central Asia. Georgiana has studied at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan. She holds a Master Degree in History of International Relations (2012) and a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and European Sudies from the University of Bucharest (2010). Prior to joining EPG she has interned with the Romanian Govenment and 3Seas Institute.
Andrei Covatariu, Senior Research Associate & Summer School Director
Andrei is the Digital Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO & Country Manager at Enel Romania. Previously, he was a Public Affairs Specialist and a Market Analyst & Energy Acquisition Expert at Enel Romania. Also, he is a Contributing Analyst at Wikistrat, the world’s first crowdsourced consultancy company, and an Aspen Institute Alumnus, since 2017.
Andrei has been selected to represent Romania in the FEL-100 community (most promising 100 young professionals in the energy sector), a programme designed and coordinated by World Energy Council Organization in London. A member of FEL Romania since 2014, Andrei is now Vice President of the organization, Member of the Board and Head of International Cooperation.
As an Affiliated Expert at Energy Policy Group, Andrei was involved in the SEERMap project, which focused on policy areas in the electricity sector of the West Balkan (long term energy development and decarbonisation path).
Denisa Diaconu, Analyst
Denisa Diaconu is an Analyst at Energy Policy Group. She holds a Master Degree in Political Theory and Policy Analysis (2017) and a Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences (2015), both from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. In 2017 she spent a term at Karlova University in Prague studying at the Public and Social Policy Department. Previously to EPG, Denisa worked in several research projects for Median Research Center, CERGE-EI, and Innovation Research Foundation. Currently, her main interests span from EU energy policy to social and environmental impacts of energy supply.