An Alliance of Equals

#WomenAreNATO: interview with the NATO spokesperson

8 January 2019

Born in Bucharest, Romania, during the times of communism and the Securitate, Oana Lungescu became the spokesperson of NATO in 2010. Earlier she had vast journalistic career with the BBC service in Romania and later BBC World, though she begun as English teacher in a small mountain town in central Romania.

Magda Jakubowska sat down with Ms. Lungescu to ask about the relevance of the alliance today.

(MJ): It has been scientifically proven that women’s involvement in peace processes allows for better conflict resolution, better understanding of women’s needs, especially for those who have been the victims of different conflicts.

What are the other roles that you see women have in security? You have mentioned that there are positions for women in all aspects of what NATO or the UN does, but what exact examples could you mention?

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Oana Lungescu

NATO spokesperson since 2010. Previously worked as a journalist for both BBC Romania and BBC World.

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