Junior Researcher Dr. Andrei Vasiliu is a journalist and has obtained a Ph.D. in History with an innovative interdisciplinary thesis on international relations and mass-media: „The Anglo-French policy of appeasement reflected in Romanian central newspapers between 1930-1939”. His research mainly covers not only the sources of the Anglo-French appeasement policy, the evolution of the relations between the two powers in the last decade of the interwar years and their relations with Romania, but also the development of the Romanian central written press alongside its diplomatic relations with Great Britain and France in the aforementioned time period. Under the coordination of prof. Silviu Miloiu, Ph.D., at the „Valahia” University in Târgoviște, he participated in the EU-funded „EURODOC” doctoral scholarship programme, which enabled him to pursue his studies at the British Library in London, UK and at the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has authored scientific articles and has sustained presentations at national and international conferences.
Andrei Vasiliu is also the editor-in-chief of the local newspaper „Jurnal de Dâmbovița”, a prestigious publication – with print and online versions – that has a history of over 24 years and is a founding member of the first Press Owners Association of Romania. He is also a volunteer at the „Citadel of Romance” Cultural Center for UNESCO in Târgoviște and has helped establish „The House of Romance”, a unique museum space in Romania which covers the history of the Romance – a music genre belonging to Romania’s cultural heritage and the history of „The Golden Chrysanthemum Festival”, the longest living music festival in Romania. He also participated alongside Prof. Silviu Miloiu, Ph.D., in successfully co-organizing the „Sorbonne-Valahia” Roundtables in Târgoviște (the first edition was organized by the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in Paris), which took place under the patronage of the National Commission for UNESCO and the European Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations.