Constanța, January 26th 2018
The President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (IASLCC), Professor Emil Constantinescu, together with Professor Dan Grigorescu, Scientific Director of the IASLCC, took part in a public debate on the theme of “Romania and the convergences of the future” held at the Syndicate Culture House in Constanța on the 26th of January 2018.
The event was organised by the “Romanian Development Strategy – Dobrogea Region” Association (ASDR-RD) and the World Romanian Council (CMR), led by Mr. Dezideriu Dudaș.
Referring to the global vision and the long-term development of Romania, seen as fundamentally underpinning good governance at a national and a local level, President Emil Constantinescu highlighted that, “in an interconnected world of connectivity and media, there does not yet exist any real communication either between scientists, intellectual elites, or employees of local and regional administrations and the operational factors of the real economy. This is why I once again salute this initiative, especially since it proves to be well-organized, in the sense that it stems from the idea of a nationwide program that would then foster more concrete regional approaches to the development of regions such as Dobrogea – which, through its natural and geopolitical characteristics, can become a model for Romania, for Europe and – why not – for the whole world.”
At the public meeting held in Constanța, Professor Dan Grigorescu, Scientific Director of the IASLCC, presented the “Dobrogea, Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” multi-annual project, which aims to holistically conduct research into the natural and cultural heritage of the Dobrogean region.
Last year, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization launched two multi-annual projects in “Dobrogea, Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” and “The Levant, a Bridge between the Civilizations of Western Europe and those of the Far East”, while Constanța also played host to the Annual School of Byzantine Studies organized by the IASLCC.