Emil Constantinescu


WAAS Designation: 
Fellow
Two line Bio: 

Emil Constantinescu, former President of Romania (1996-2000) and leader of the Romanian Democratic Convention (1992-1996), is currently the President of the Romanian Academic Forum, the Honorary President of the Bucharest University Senate and Professor at the Faculty of Geology at the same university. He graduated from the law school of the University of Bucharest and started his career as a geologist. Formerly he served as Rector of the University of Bucharest, President of the Romanian National Council of Rectors, member of the Steering Committee of the European University Association, and the International Association of University Chairmen. Emil is currently a member of the Board of the Institute for East-West Studies in New York, of the Balkan Political Club; co-chairman of World Justice Project and of several geological and mineralogical societies. He has delivered lectures at many universities worldwide, acting as Chairman and Key-Speaker at prestigious international congresses and conferences. He studied Law at the University of Bucharest, and obtained a PhD in Geology from the University of Bucharest, a Sc.D. from Duke University, USA, and honorary doctorates from universities in several other countries. A scientist, researcher, active politician and committed civil servant, Emil has published extensively on mineralogy as well as on political, economic and educational issues. He has been awarded numerous distinctions and awards.

Personal Statement: 

Emil Constantinescu was the President of Romania, from 1996 to 2000, and the leader of the Romanian Democratic Convention, from 1992 to 1996. Currently, he is the President of the Romanian Academic Forum, the Honorary President of the Senate of the University of Bucharest, Romania, and Professor at the Faculty of Geology at the same university. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest and started his career as a geologist. He has earned his PhD degree in Geology from the University of Bucharest, ScD degree from the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, and Honorary Doctorates from several universities in different countries. Besides, he has served as the Rector of the University of Bucharest, the President of the Romanian National Council of Rectors, and member of the Steering Committee of the European University Association and the International Association of University Chairmen. Currently, he is also the Co-Chairman of the World Justice Project, and member of the Board of the Institute for East-West Studies in New York, USA, the Balkan Political Club, and several geological and mineralogical societies. He has delivered lectures at many universities worldwide, and acted as chairman and keynote speaker at numerous prestigious international congresses and conferences. As a scientist, active politician and committed civil servant, he has published extensively on mineralogy as well as on political, economic and educational issues. He has obtained numerous distinctions and awards.

City: 
Bucharest
Country: 
Romania
Primary Position & Institution: 
President, Academy of Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
Other Affiliations: 
President of Romania 1996-2000
President of the University of Bucharest 1992 – 1996