The idea of shaping a flexible and dynamic research collective called Hans J. Morgenthau Center emerged, some years ago, at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bucharest (FSPUB). In 2011, some of the members of the Center organized an international conference called 9/11: Ten years after. The conference was strongly supported by both the FSPUB and by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (IDR), a think-tank belonging to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference had several important keynote speakers, the most important of them being H.E. Mr. Mark H. Gitenstein, at that very moment the Ambassador of the United States of America to Romania.
In December 2013, the Interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Political Strategies, International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIESPRISS, a small academic research center which functions within the institutional framework of the FSPUB and groups several members of the present Hans J. Morgenthau Center) has organized another international conference. Its topic was (Re)shaping Greater Middle East: 40 years since the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. H.E. Mr. Dan Ben-Eliezer the Ambassador of the State of Israel to Romania, and H.E. Mrs. Laila Ahmed Bahaa El Din, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Romania, together with Mr. Dan A. Petre, Director General of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, and Mr. Alexandru Florian, Ph.D., Director General of the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, and Mr. Mihai Chioveanu, Ph.D.,Vice-Dean, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest were the most prominent keynote speakers. The conference was supported by both the FSPUB and by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (IDR), which hosted the activities, and most of the costs were covered by several Romanian medium-sized private enterprises. Mr. Florin Diaconu, Ph.D., senior researcher at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute and and associate professor at FSPUB was rge head of the team which organized the conference. Dr. habil. József Kis-Benedek (PhD.) was the most senior professor present at the conference (he is also former military attaché of Hungary to both Tel Aviv and Bucharest)