The Black Sea region has recently been the focus of attention from a political, military and economic standpoint.
This fact is due in large part to the region's geopolitical location as a gateway to energy supplies.
Ambassador Vierita will discuss these topical issues from the perspective of Romania as the largest EU member state in the Black Sea region.
Prior to his current assignment in Washington, he served as State Secretary for European Affairs with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador of Romania to the Federal Republic of Germany- World Affairs Council of Northern California
Charles L. Frankel
Charles L. Frankel is principal of Frankel International Development Organization. He earlier was senior consultant to CIVICUS, a global NGO, and president of the International Development Conference.
Prior to that, he was director of community support for the InterPacific Group (1987-94). He has had extensive experience as an entrepreneur and manager in private, public and non-profit enterprises, as well as significant involvement in community development in the United States and abroad.
A member of the Bretton Woods Committee, Mr. Frankel serves as Chair of the Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and National Peace Corps Association and Board of Advisors of the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California. Mr. Frankel is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Botswana.
Amb Adrian Vierita
Ambassador Adrian Vierita presented his credentials to President of the United States, George W. Bush on January 22, 2008.
Prior to his current assignment, Adrian Vierita served as State Secretary for European Affairs with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since July 2006. Between 2002 and 2006, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Federal Republic of Germany.