The Trustees of the 

BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Cordially Invite You to an Address by

HIS EXCELLENCY IULIAN BUGA

AMBASSADOR OF ROMANIA

TO THE UNITED STATES

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

          Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m

WORLD TRADE CENTER BALTIMORE

Members: Free of Charge – Guest of a Member: $20.00*

 Non-Members: 25.00* 

"Romania and the Transatlantic Relationship:

Role and Perspectives"

       This is an opportunity for the Council to turn its attention to Central Europe and the interesting foreign policy calculations of a former communist member of the Soviet bloc, a neighbor of Ukraine, and a nation still sensitive to the overbearing presence of Russia. Romania’s strategic analysis and its cultural bent have inclined it toward Europe and the United States and led it to become a member of NATO and the European Union.

       Ambassador Buga’s explication of this elemental choice for the transatlantic relationship should be most interesting.Ambassador Buga was trained as an engineer with a B.S. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications at the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, continued graduate studies in teaching, computer techniques, management and marketing, and for a decade was a scientific researcher.

       However, his career path shifted to diplomacy. It included an M.A. with distinction in International Relations and Diplomacy from Westminster University, London. His diplomatic career in Romania has prepared him well for the United States; and has included positions as Counselor in the Romanian Embassy in Washington, Counsel General in Los Angeles, Director of the North American Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, State Secretary in the Ministry, Ambassador to Ireland, and now his current tenure as Ambassador to the United States.It is an honor and pleasure to welcome His Excellency Iulian Buga to the Council.