Women in Security Series: Showcase with NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu
and LEADARISE are delighted to invite you to an open debate with Oana Lungescu, the first woman and the first journalist to be appointed NATO Spokesperson in November 2010.
This is an excellent occasion to discuss professional challenges and opportunities for young women willing to start a career within the sector of Security and Defence.
Date: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 18.30
Venue: Atlantic Treaty Association, Rue des Petits Carmes 20, 1000 Bruxelles
Oana Lungescu is the principal Spokesperson for the North Atlantic Alliance, providing strategic advice to the NATO Secretary General, the North Atlantic Council, commands and NATO offices on press, media and social media. She coordinates NATO’s 24/7 media operations, as well as planning and directing the media aspects of all major NATO events, including Summits and Ministerial meetings. Oana is also in charge of all speeches and publications by the NATO Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General.
She joined NATO after a long journalistic career with the BBC World Service, where she covered EU and NATO affairs for radio, television and online in several languages. She joined the BBC’s Romanian Service in London in 1985 and subsequently became deputy head and then editor. In 1997, she was appointed European affairs correspondent in Brussels, where she covered practically every EU and NATO summit. Between 2009-2010 she reported on European affairs from Berlin.
In 1999, Ms Lungescu travelled to Chile and Argentina to report on the aftermath of military dictatorships as the recipient of an Onassis Bursary. In 2002, she was the recipient of a European Woman of Achievement Award. In 2010, she received a jury´s commendation in 2010 UACES – Thompson Reuters Reporting Europe awards for her documentary series “State Secrets” – about secret police archives and her own Securitate file.
We look forward to seeing you then!