Silviu Eugen Rogobete returned to the position of Professor, teaching in the area of
Applied Moral Philosophy at the Department of Political Science, West University of
Timisoara (2013), following a full-term serving as Consul General of Romania in South
Africa. Professor Rogobete joined the Diplomatic Corps of the Romanian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs in October 2006. During this time he received instruction in diplomacy,
foreign affairs and issues related to global security. Prior to that, he was the Head of the
Department of Politics and Chancellor of the Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and
Communication at the West University of Timisoara. Currently, Professor Rogobete is
the Director of the Doctoral School of Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science, as
well as heading the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Diaspora at the West University
of Timisoara. In October 2016 he was appointed as an Associate Professor Extraordinary
of Stellenbosch University (School of Public Leadership), South Africa. He teaches
courses on Human Rights, Philosophical and Political Anthropology, Religion and
Politics, Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Globalisation and Human Security.
In 1987 Professor Rogobete received his first degree in science at “Traian Vuia”
Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Following the fall of the communist regime in
1989, he moved to study in Great Britain, obtaining a second degree in theology (BA,
Brunel University, 1994) with a dissertation on Sociology of Religion, and a PhD with a
thesis in theological and philosophical anthropology (PhD, Brunel University, 1998). In
the summers of 2001 and 2002, as a Visiting Fellow, he benefited of postdoctoral
instruction in the area of Human Rights under Professor David Robertson at St Hugh’s
College, Oxford University, where he was also admitted as an Associate Member of the
Senior Common Room. His list of publications includes: Human Rights: Origins and
Practices, Timisoara: Ed. de Vest, 2015); An Ontology of Love (Iasi: Polirom, 2005);
coeditor of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Europe (Amsterdam: ECPM, 2006). He
published in academic journals including the Oxford based Religion, State and Society.
In 1998 he founded the Areopagus Center for Christian Studies and Contemporary
Culture, and in 2001 the Regional Centre for Social Integration and Human
Development, both in Timișoara, Romania.
29 November 2017, Speaker and Moderator at „Defence, Security & Law-enforcement
Symposium”, organised and hosted by the British Embassy in Bucharest.
8-9 November 2017, Invited/participant, Warsaw Security Forum 2017.
October 2017, Professor Silviu Rogobete was invited as Short Term Visiting Global
Scholar at Gonzaga University, Center for Global Engagement and the School of
Professional Studies, Spokane, USA (His Public Lecture can be watched here)
28-30 September 2017, Professor Silviu Rogobete, Speaker, „Living with Uncertainty:
Current Security Threats” at Bucharest Security Conference 2017 (Link)
On the 25th of November 2016, Professor Silviu Rogobete was appointed as Associate
Professor Extraordinary of the prestigious University of Stellenbosch (School of Public
Leadership), South Africa.
Professor Silviu Rogobete’s Opening Address, Academic Year 2015-
2016, Universitatea de Vest Timisoara, can be seen here (Romanian only).
Daniela Ratiu’s interview with Professor Silviu Rogobete on Political Science in
Timisoara, Diplomacy and more (for TV UVT) can be seen >here. (Romanian only)
Courses taught, Undergraduate level: Foundations of Human Rights, Religion and
Politics, Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy, Political Communication. Courses taught at post-grad level: Diplomacy and Global Affairs. Courses taught at Doctoral level: The Self and Contemporary Politics.