Please join the World Leaders Forum, the Center for Global Economy and Governance, and the Harriman Institute for a conversation with President Klaus Werner Iohannis of Romania, moderated by Alexander Cooley, Vice Provost for Academic Centers and Libraries and Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College. Welcome by Minouche Shafik, President of Columbia University in the City of New York.
Columbia University students are invited to participate in a moderated question and answer session.
As a country sharing the longest land border with Ukraine, Romania has been a first responder in handling the impact of the war, and is at the forefront of the international efforts to support Ukraine.
The Russian aggression against Ukraine represents a major violation of the UN Charter and international law. Challenges posed by this aggression and its impact on security of the wider Black Sea region calls for coordinated global action by all responsible members of the international community.
Klaus Werner Iohannis is the President of Romania since 2014. He was re-elected on November 24, 2019. Prior to holding the highest dignity in the Romanian state, Klaus Werner Iohannis led the National Liberal Party and the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania. For 14 years he served as Mayor of Sibiu, city that has been designated the European Capital of Culture in 2007.
Image and biography: Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, August 2023.