International Conference Two Democratic Societies in Transition: Exploring the Dynamics of a Post-Covid World

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Two Democratic Societies in Transition: Exploring the Dynamics of a Post-Covid World

Danubius University
3 Galati Blvd, Galati 800654
Galati, RO

September 13, 2021 – September 15, 2021

Danubius University of Galati along with St. Mary's College of Maryland: The National Public Honors College, California State University, San BernardinoUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Southern IndianaUniversity of RichmondUniversity of Maryland Eastern ShoreUniversity of California MERCEDBryan University, Bryan College, and Dynamic Experiential Learning are pleased to invite you to the international conference opportunity in Galati, Romania:





 The conference theme is Two Democratic Societies in Transition: Exploring the Dynamics of a Post-Covid World, and it is specifically timed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Romania and the United States of America

Romania and the United States of America have enjoyed a formal diplomatic connection for over one hundred and forty years and the two nations reaffirmed the significance of their relationship with the signing of the Joint Declaration ten years ago.  Both countries endorse democratic forms of government and open economies, and they also have common membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which acknowledges their shared interests as military allies.  As they emerge from the pandemic, both Romania, a country with a relatively recent history of the democratically elected form of government, and the United States, which prides itself on its history of democratic governance and the orderly transfer of political power, will face significant economic, social, and environmental concerns.  However, recent events in the US have indicated that the commitment to democracy may be less deeply ingrained than observers had supposed.  Some of these topics, which transcend geographical borders, will be analyzed and discussed during this conference.  Experts from the academic, government, corporate and media sectors, from both Europe and America, will share their observations and insights with the audience, as will student participation from different nations.This conference also represents a symbolic exit from the pandemic as it is the first in-person gathering of academic colleagues since covid-19 affected all nations around the globe.  However, in order to achieve maximum opportunity for engagement, it will operate in a blended format that will also permit virtual participation.

An international audience of academicians and students is expected to attend the conference.

The purpose of this International Conference is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes, business case and technical achievements.

The organizers are requesting original papers, previously unpublished, not currently under review by another conference or journal, and addressing state-of-the-art research and development in the following areas:

  1. Considering the Role of Higher Education in Facilitating Social Progress in Democratic Societies;
  2. The Role and Responsibilities of the Press and Policy Experts;
  3. Technology and the Future:  Prospects for America and Romania;
  4. Economic Recovery and Social Development in America and Romania;
  5. Healthcare in the Post-Covid World;
  6. Identifying and Reducing Gender Inequities: American and Romanian perspectives;
  7. Considerations of national identity and sub-group affiliation:  Examining Black Lives Matter in America and Roma Identity in Romania;
  8. Democratic Societies. Prospects for America and Romania.

The articles will be published in one of our Danubius Journals.

Conference fees are as follows:

For the participation at the event, with full access to the conference sessions, paper registration within the site and publication:

  • $650 -  payment after August 2nd 2021

For online participation at the event, with full access to the conference sessions:

  •  $200 -  payment after August 1st, 2021

Six day package (10th-16th September 2021) for participation at the event, with full access to the Conference sections, with airline flights (round-trip on American Airlines from Washington DC, Dulles Airport or John F. Kennedy International Airport New York or Chicago O'Hare International Airport) to go and return, journey to Bucharest and Galati, transport, accommodations, and meals:

  • $3000 - for US academics
  • $2500 - for US students

Registrants are urged to pay the register and conference package fee as soon as possible, because Danubius University cannot guarantee that international airline ticket prices will not increase.  At present, we hope to be able to hold the costs at the current amount until at least July 31, and will endeavor to do so unless our travel agency informs us of the need to make an adjustment. 

Also, please be aware that we will require a copy of your US passport for flight booking purposes. Note the 6 months passport validity rule.  

If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements for payment, please contact: Dana Robu at, Tel.: +04 0733180176.


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To submit a paper to this conference: Step one of the submission process

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For a successful online payment, you will receive an automated e-mail confirming the  payment.

Reimbursement Policy Disclaimer

  •  no reimbursement for the online participation fee;
For other type of fees:
  •  before August 31st - up to 50% reimbursement;
  •  after August 31st - no reimbursement.


In the event that Romanian public-health officials prohibit in-person participation on the dates the TDST conference has been scheduled to take place, all registration fees that have been received in that category will be reduced to the on-line registration fee that is applicable at that time.  
If  a refund is desired, the requests should be made in writing, and sent to the Financial Manager.         



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