Ion Calafeteanu, Doctor Honoris Causa, is Ph.D. advisor and Professor of World Contemporary History and the History of the Romanian Foreign Policy. Doctor in History of the University of Bucharest in 1978 with the dissertation entitled Diplomatia romaneasca in sud-estul Europei, 1938-1941 [The Romanian Diplomacy in South-Eastern Europe, 1938-1941]. Former diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and editor of Revista Romana de Studii Internationale. Has participated in many projects and published more than 30 books on the history of the European international relations during the 20th century and the history of Romanian foreign policy, a field in which he counts among the leading authorities. He has focused on the history of the Romanian and South-Eastern international relations especially during the inter-war period, the beginnings of the Second World War (1939-1941) and the Cold War. He has published extensively on the history of the Romanian-Hungarian relations, the history of the Jewish minority in Romania and political history of Romania during the first half of the 20th century and the history of the Romanian emigration following the Second World War.