On November 22nd, 2022, as expression of the excellent long-term cooperation between The Romanian Institute for Europe-Asia Studies (IRSEA) and the Faculty of International Business and Economics (REI), Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), H.E. Ambassador (p) Gheorghe Savuica continued IRSEA’s “Diplomatic Training Programme”, initiated in 2009.
This semester, the programme comprised of an interactive course on “Norms of Diplomatic Practice” taught to two batches of postgraduate students of ASE pursuing a master’s degree in “Economic Diplomacy”.
Organised with the valuable support of Prof. Anca Ilie, PhD, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of International Business and Economics (REI) of ASE, the moduleprovided the postgraduate students with norms and instruments to employ in their future work, be it in public diplomacy, economic diplomacy or at corporate level. At the end of the lecture, the trainees addressed questions to the course instructor.
Particularly dedicated to the field of International Relations, the students shared the topics of their dissertation thesis with the Ambassador, seeking practical advice and showcasing their interest in the current evolution of the community of nations and the role Diplomacy is expected to play in the 21st century international affairs.
H.E. Ambassador (p) Gheorghe Savuica, IRSEA’s Founding President, is one of Romania's longest serving career diplomats, former Head of Mission, with Cabinet Letter, to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cyprus, Finland/ Estonia, The Philippines, Ambassador to Pakistan and Indonesia, and former Director-General of the Asia-Pacific, Near and Middle East, Africa and Latin America Department of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.