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Defending the West’s Strategic Frontier: The Black Sea and Beyond

Jan 22, 2019 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us and Carnegie Mellon University to hear from guest speaker George Cristian Maior,  Ambassador of Romania

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Quad 

Over the past decade, the West has been faced with the strategic challenge posed by a resurgent Russia. Choosing adversity over cooperation, Russian actions at NATO’s Eastern Frontier, in blatant disregard for the international order, are a harsh reminder of the return of the great power competition. The way forward in facing this common strategic challenge requires transatlantic security and unity of the Western civilization. As a NATO and EU member and a littoral country of the Black Sea, Romania has been at the forefront of the efforts to bring stabilization and security to this contested space. A strong U.S. ally and strategic partner, Romania’s regional leadership proves essential to address contemporary security challenges.

Ambassador Maior is a prominent Romanian statesman serving as Ambassador of Romania to the US since 2015. His previous positions included: Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (cabinet level position), deputy defense minister and senator of the Romanian Parliament. Click here to read Ambassador Maior’s full biography.

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