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Year 2 No 2 | April 8, 2016



Titus Corlățean
Romania's Minister of Justice
and Foreign Affairs

Keynote Speaker‎
at the opening of the
international IPSEC conference
@ Harvard Faculty Club

We are pleased to announce that His Excellency, Titus Corlățean, Romania’s Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs (2012-2014) will deliver the Keynote Address‎ during the opening of the IPSEC international conference, “The Future of Knowledge,” ‎at Harvard Faculty Club, in the morning of April 28, 2016. Co-organized with the Scientific Press, this conference is part of IPSEC’s Round Table consulting program. Attendance is by invitation only. For details about the conference, please visit

IPSEC has a new website!

ipsec website

We are happy to announce that the English version of IPSEC’s new website had been launched this week. The website was redesigned in line with the restructuring of our institute. Please visit our new website and free to share your feedback.

Dr. Simion Appointed Honorary Adviser
to the Romanian Parliament


On July 1, 2015, Dr. Marian Simion was appointed Honorary Adviser to Senator Ben-Oni Ardelean, Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Romanian Senate, and his cabinet at the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest, Romania. According to the letter of appointment, “Dr. Simion’s responsibility is administering the international affairs and communication of Senator Ben-Oni Ardelean with the American governmental institutions, federal, state and local, with American organizations which have the purpose of developing bilateral relations in the cultural environment or of business with Romania, as well as with the Romanian community in the United States of America.” (more...)


Russian Intern Needed

IPSEC is looking to appoint a Russian Intern for a three-month period. The candidate should be a native Russian speaker, have excellent writing skills in Russian language and possess superior knowledge of English language. The main duty of the Russian Intern will be to translate the text content of the IPSEC website into Russian. A strong knowledge of Russian Orthodox culture, communication, and networking strategies is a plus. The selected candidate will be listed on the website as IPSEC Staff, and will work remotely. This is an unpaid position which offers multiple educational advantages and networking. To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter to Dr. Marian Simion at:

St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute
International Conferences

The Saint Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute of Moscow, Russia, announces two international conferences. The first conference, “Theology of Suffering in Ecumenical Perspective,” will be held in Bose, Italy, during 26–29 October 2016. The second conference, “Theology of Nature: Divine Gift and Human Responsibility” will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, during 9–12 November 2016. Detailed information is available at

The world we live in…

For more news about conflicts affecting Orthodox Christians around the world, click here!

Donations Welcome!

Your donations help us invest into the future of Orthodox Christians, now suffering from conflict, marginalization, and poverty. IPSEC is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) entity under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Section 170. Tax deductible donations can be made payable to “Institute for Peace Studies in Eastern Christianity” and mailed to:

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IPSEC Newsletter (ISSN 2473-9146) is the official newsletter of the Institute for Peace Studies in Eastern Christianity, Harvard Square | P.O. Box 380246 | Cambridge, MA 02238-0246, U.S.A. | | The purpose of this publication is to disseminate information about our institute’s activity, and to disseminate selected news about conflicts affecting the daily existence of Orthodox Christians around the world, as well as various announcements from similar organizations. Focused on research, consulting and education, IPSEC’s goal is to make a positive contribution to the world peace by focusing on the role of religion in international and interreligious relations. IPSEC is affiliated with Harvard Divinity School as a field education agency; offering educational services to graduate students on the role of Orthodox Christianity in international relations, conflict, and policymaking. We welcome your comments, queries, and suggestions; so please direct all correspondence to Dr. Marian Simion at