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Recording, for the book „The Revolution in December”, the testimony of the anti-Ceauşescu regime fighter. Mr. Valentin Hurduc, who put on fire the statue of Lenin, Bucharest, January 9, 2009

Valentin Hurduc presenting the device he had used to print the manifestos during the Ceauşescu dictatorship, Bucharest, January 9, 2009

The first meeting of the financial-economic reflection group organized under the aegis of the Romanian Academic Forum, Romanian Banking Institute, January 14, 2009

Opening the round table „Romania vs. the economic and financial crisis. An international agenda” organized by the Romanian Academic Forum and the Romanian Banking Institute, January 14, 2009

Interview given on the occasion of the Romanian Culture Day, The Romanian Academy, January 15, 2009

He participates at the ceremony dedicated to the poet Grigore Vieru, in the Romanian Academy Hall, Bucharest, January 20th, 2009

At the „Constitution of Romania - a necessary change?” Conference, Bucharest, February 6th, 2009

The round table: „Political agenda for 2009- Governing, elections and social expectations”, organized by INSOMAR survey institution and Realitatea TV, Bucharest, February 10th, 2009

Having a speech on the release of the „Who we are? Chronicles from East to West” book, alongside with Dan Dungaciu, author of the book, senator Viorel Badea, former leader of the Students' League, Adrian Cioroianu, Romanian minister of Foreign Affairs during 2007-2008, Bucharest, February 12th, 2009
Opening of the International Conference „Macedonia on the road to NATO and EU” in Ohrid. At the presidium Zhelyu Zhelev, President of Bulgaria (1991-1997); the Prime minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Gruevsky; the foreign affairs minister of Macedonia, Antonio Milošoski; the president of the Macedonian Parliament, Ljubisha Georgievski, Ohrid, February 18th, 2009

With the Prime minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Gruevsky, Ohrid, February 18th, 2009

With Mrs. Vilma Trajkovska, widower of Boris Trajkovski, the former President of Macedonia (1999-2004), at the Trajkovsky International Foundation, Skopje, February 19th, 2009

Delivering the speech on „The Balkan Myth of the Building Sacrifice: a Plea for Regaining the Self-Respect” in the session „The Role of Political Myths and Legends in the Balkans”, Ohrid, February 20th, 2009

With Suleiman Demirel, the 9th President of Turkey, at the Balkan political Club meeting, Ohrid, February 20th, 2009

Chairman of the session „The place of the Republic of Macedonia in the co-ordinates of SEE, 18 years after it became a sovereign and independent state”. At the presidium former presidents of Bulgaria, Turkey and Macedonia and the former foreign affairs minister of the Bosnia Herzegovina Republic, Ohrid, February 20th, 2009

Talking to the former president of the republic of Macedonia, Kiro Gligorov (93 y.o.) about the dialogues book on the 1989 revolution, February 20th, 2009

Interview with the foreign policy journalist of the Trud newspaper in Sofia, February 21st, 2009

At the „Chiril si Metodiu” monument, Ohrid, February 21st, 2009

On the Poets’ Bridge, in Struga, February 21st, 2009

Interview given to Arthur Suciu, producer of the “City Talk” radioshow, broadcasted by City FM, February 28th, 2009

Awarding the prize „The silver RON” (RON= Romanian currency) offered by the Financial week newspaper to the Health Ministry State Secretary Raed Arafat, together with Gabriela Vrânceanu Firea, manager of the newspaper, March 9th, 2009

Talking at the debate „The uninominal vote – was it or it was not?” At the presidium Cristian Preda, counselor of the President, Vlad Nistor, president of the Political Communication Specialists Association (ASPC), Claudiu Săftoiu, former counselor of the president and director of the External Information Department, Sergiu Andon, March 10th, 2009
Talking at the 85th anniversary of professor Marcian Bleahu, geologist, speleologist and Founder of the ecologist movement, acad. Dan Balteanu, director of the Geography Institute, dr. Antoaneta Seghedi, director of the Museum of Mineralogy, dr. Ştefan Marincea, general manager of the Geology and Geophysics Institute, dr. Ioan Povara, director of the Speleological Institute, Bucharest, March 14th, 2009

Speech at the release of the „The Romanian Crown at 140 years” album. At the presidium HRM Princess Margareta, HRM Prince Radu and dr. Toader Paleologu, Minister of Culture, March 16th, 2009

With the Buddhist monk Ashuan, Burma dissident and Maria Zahradniková, manager of the „People In Need” Foundation in Prague, at the Czech Cultural Centre, Bucharest, March 19th, 2009

Talking at the Danish film made by the young opponents of the dictator regime in Rangoon, March 19th, 2009

Live from the Palace of the Parliament for Radio Romania News. With Dinu Zamfirescu, president of the Liberal National Party Senate, Norica Nicolai, LNP vice-president and LNP senator Ioan Ghişe, Bucharest, May 20th, 2009

In the opening of the event „ Commemorating the Unification of Basarabia and Bucovina”. With Nicolae Lupan, acad. Florin Constantiniu, Radu Câmpeanu and prof.dr. Ion Calafeteanu, Bucharest, March 26th, 2009

Attending the conference „Commemorating the Unification of Basarabia and Bucovina”, organized by the Institute for the Romanian Exile Memory and the World Association „Pro Basarabia and Bucovina”, Bucharest, March 26th, 2009

With deputy Draghisa Kostandinovici, representative of the Romanian minority in the Serbian Parliament, Bucharest, March 27th, 2009

Welcomed by the president of Dimitrie Cantemir University at the ceremeony of awarding the Doctor Honoris Causa award to the president of Serbia, Boris Tadic, Bucharest, March 27th, 2009

Talking about „Time of tearing down, time of building up” with Boris Tadic, Bucharest, March 27th, 2009

Dialogue with Boris Tadic, president of Serbia, Bucharest, March 27th, 2009

Farewell, with president Tadic, Bucharest, March 27th, 2009

About NATO at Antena 3 TV, the Palace of the Parliament, March 31st, 2009

Talking to the professors and student of the Ecological University about „Education, training and integration of the Romanian young people according to the sustainable development concept and the environment protection 2009-2030”, Bucharest, April 2nd, 2009

Talking at the second meeting of the Financial and Economic Reflection Group FINEC XXI, Romanian Banking Institute, April 2nd, 2009

Talking at the debate „What Can We Learn from the Present Economic Crisis?”, The Romanian Academy Assembly Hall, April 14th, 2009

Meeting with representatives of the consortium that runs the EU Leonardo da Vinci project of transfer of innovation FarmForward, in collaboration with the Romanian Foundation for Democracy, May 4th, 2009

At the 33rd Congress of the Romanian American Academy, organized by the Alma Mater University, Sibiu - in the opening of the Congress delivering the speech Uncertainty, a Challenge for the Modern Art and Science History , Sibiu, June 3rd, 2009

Receiving Diploma of Honour from Prof. dr. Ion Paraschivoiu (at the Ecole Politechnique du Montreal), president of the Romanian-American Academy of Arts and Sciences, at the 33rd ARA Congress, Sibiu, June 3, 2009

With Prof. Claudiu Matasă, at the 33rd Congress of the Romanian-American Academy, organized by 'Alma Mater' University in Sibiu, June 3, 2009

At the 33rd Congress of the Romanian American Academy, organized by the Alma Mater University, Sibiu, June 3rd, 2009

Together with HB Laurenţiu Streza, archbishop of Sibiu and metropolitan of Ardeal, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Sibiu, 3 iunie 2009

Discussion with representatives of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Romania, July 14th, 2009

Speaking at the anniversary of 90 years from the foundation of the Romanian University in Cluj, where was invited by the president of the Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, September 27th, 2009

At the Penser l’ Europe international seminar, The Romanian Academy, October 1st, 2009

On the Habitat for Humanity Romania site, with the Great Britain embassador in Bucharest, HE Robin Barnett, helping to build houses for people in need, Beius, October 5th, 2009

Presenting the book 'About How It Was. Dialogue with Sorin-Mircea Bottez', along with Radu Campeanu, Dinu Zamfirescu and Toader Paleologu, at the Mihai Eminescu bookshop, Bucharest, October 7th, 2009

Invited by prof. dr. Basarab Nicolescu, he participates at the Congress Romania as Laboratory of the Dialogue between Science and Spirituality in the Contemporary World, organized at the Romanian Academy, October 19th, 2009

With the vice president of the United States of America, Joseph Biden, during his vsit to Bucharest, October 22nd, 2009

In the Ludovic Mrazec hall of the Mineralogy Department witin the University of Bucharest, at the jubilee scientific meeting 'Mineralogy and Geo-diversity' organized by the Bucharest University on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Prof. dr. Emil Constantinescu, Bucharest, October 30th, 2009

At the debate 'Role of the President in Elaborating a New Political National Project regarding the Future of Romania within the European Union and the Knowledge Society', Bucharest, November 19th, 2009

Conferinta 3 decembrie At the international conference '1989: the Year that Changed the World. The Perspective of the Change Protagonists upon the Future of Europe', organized by the Romanian Foundation for Democracy, Bucharest, December 3rd, 2009 Source: Agerpres.

At the conference Fastening the Strategic Partnership USA – EU organized by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relationships, Johns Hopkins University from the US and the Economic Forum Program Council in Poland, Washington, December 10th, 2009
Honorary guest at the festive forum organized by the Diaspora Foundation from Timisoara, along with former president of Poland Lech Walesa, Markus Meckel, the last foreign minister of the former Democratic Republic of Germany, former Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, Bishop Laszlo Tokes and mayor of Timisoara, Gheorghe Ciuhandu, in the Aula Magna of the West University in Timisoara, December 15th, 2009
At the release of the first volume of „Originary Sin, Founding Sacrifice: The 1989 Revolution – As It Was“. Among the guests: the vice president of the University, Prof. dr. Pia Brînzeu, Prof. dr. Victor Neumann, Prof. dr. Mircea Criste, mayor of Timisoara Gheorghe Ciuhandu, in the Aula Magna Ioan Curea of the West University in Timisoara, December 16th, 2009
At the release of the book „Originary Sin, Founding Sacrifice”, along with the president of the Bucharest University Prof. dr. Ioan Panzaru, Dinu Zamfirescu INMER Director, journalist at the Free Europe Radio Radu Calin Cristea, cheif editor of the Minerva Publishing House Ana Munteanu, IICCR director Marius Oprea, IRR Director Claudiu Iordache and revolutionars Adrian Dumitrescu and Ion Iofciu, in the Aula Magna of the Law Faculty, Bucharest University, December 18th, 2009