Professor Ioan Mircea Paşcu is Vice-President of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He was Minister of Defense of Romania (2000-2004) ensuring NATO membership for his country. Previous posts include Presidential counselor, Head of Foreign Policy Department of the Romanian Presidential Administration (1990-1992), Vice-President of the National Salvation Front (1990-1992), State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Defence (1993-1996), Chairman of the Committee on Defence, Public Order and National Security, Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament (1996-2000), Member of the Romanian Parliament (1996-2007), Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party (1997-2006).
He started his career as Professor of International Relations, National School of Political and Administrative Studies where he was Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, National School of Political and Administrative Studies from 1990 to1996. He was also Chair of International Relations at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (2004-2009). Paşcu has is a member of: the Strategic Advisors Group of the US Atlantic Council, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London since 1993, member of the the consultative committee of the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva since 2002.