Mircea Geoana

Mircea GeoanaMircea Geoana is the founder and president of the Aspen Institute Romania. He ran for the Presidency of Romania in 2009. In an unprecedentedly narrow and contested election, he received 49.6 per cent of the cast ballots. He served as the President of the Romanian Senate and President of the Social Democratic Party, Chairman of the Joint Committee of the Romanian Senate and Chamber of Deputies for Romania’s Accession to the Schengen Area, and as the High Representative of the Romanian Government for Strategic Economic Projects and Public Diplomacy. Prior to that, he worked as the Romanian Ambassador to the US and was the youngest ambassador in the Romanian diplomatic corps.