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When: December 2nd, 2:00PM-5:30PM EST and December 3rd 10:00AM-3:00PM EST

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the service, courage and dedication of those committed to weaving back the social capital of trust both here and abroad, trust that allows newcomers to turn into productive members of host communities. As in previous years, we will take stock of developments within our academic and professional councils: Arts and Culture; Medicine and Public Health; Legal counseling, Development and Public Policy; STEM and IT;Community civic engagement and social entrepreneurship.

The annual gathering highlights and honors Romanian Americans’ contribution to American society and will feature remarkable diaspora public figures from each field. We will take this opportunity to feature selected projects of excellence that address the evolving needs of our diaspora.

Our 2022 Featured Speakers include:

  • H.E. Andrei Muraru, Ambassador of Romania to the United States, Washington, DC;

  • Sebastian I. Burduja, Romanian Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization;

  • Dorian Branea, Director of Romanian Cultural Institute;

  • Ion Rațiu Chair of Romanian Studies, Professor Diana Dumitru, PhD., Georgetown University;

  • Stefania Magidson, President Blue Heron Foundation;

  • Horia Vulpe M.D – Director, Cancer Care Program BH; The Queen’s Health System Cancer Center, Honolulu;

  • Jennifer Hill, President and Executive Director, Refugee Protection International;

  • Honorary Consul of Romania to Connecticut, Immigration Attorney Dana R. Bucin at Murtha Cullina LLP;

  • Jackson Howard, Regional Coordinator, EURAXESS North America, “Researchers in Motion”;

  • Prof. Dana-Andreea Percec, Dean Faculty of Letters, University of the West, Timisoara;

  • Ionel Dragos Hau, PhD President, Romanul Corp.;

  • Eugenia Popa, Heritage Organization of Romanians in Minnesota,

  • Jessica Miller, Administrator Center for Eurasian, Russian, East European Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University;

  • John V Hill Professor Maria Bucur, Indiana University;

  • Professor Julieta Paulesc, Romanian Studies Coordinator, Arizona State University;

  • Cristina A. Bejan, PhD. Executive Director, Bucharest Inside the Beltway, History and Theatre Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver;

  • Roxana Cazan, PhD. Executive Director ARCHER, Senior Lecturer, University of Oklahoma;

  • Gabriela Gheorghe MD, Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN;

  • Carmen Uscatu, Cofounder and president of “Daruieste Viata”, Bucharest, RO;

  • Honorary Consul of Romania to San Francisco, Prof. Dana Beldiman UC Hastings Law, San Francisco, CA;

  • Laura Marcu, Ph.D. Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery Director, National Center for Interventional Biophotonic Technologies (NCIBT) Co-Director, Biomedical Technology Program - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center University of California – Davis, CA;

  • Ion I. Moraru, MD, PhD Professor of Cell Biology Director, High Performance Computing Facility Deputy Director, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling Co-Director, National Center for Reproducible Biomodeling;

  • Simona Puiu, Scientific Reviewer at U.S. Food and Drug Administration;

  • Silviu-Alin Bacanu, Ph.D. Lead, Bioinformatics and Analysis Core, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University;

  • Daniel Murariu, MD, Director of Microsurgery and Lymphatic Surgery, Co-Medical Director of Clinical Access, Allegheny Health Network;

  • Prof. Ileana Costea, Interim President American Romanian Academy Revival, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, California State University,

  • Raluca Bucur, Alianta Communications Director, CEO of TranscConcentric, co-founder of Romanians Abroad;

  • Marie-Louise Paulesc, American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS -Washington State and Arizona) Director of Strategic Planning, Communication Lecturer, Arizona State University;

  • Oana Zayic PhD, ADAC – Board Member, Federation of Romanian American Organizations (FORA), Executive Director, Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota (HORA), Human Rights Commissioner, City of Chaska;

  • Alina Simpetru, Strategic Planning Consultant, Bucharest, RO and Mihai Lehene, president FORA, president of Romanian United Fund (RUF).

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