In the series of events dedicated to the Centennial of the Great Union, the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Northern Europe together with the Romanian Embassy and the Romanian Cultural Institute in the capital of the Swedish Kingdom, organizes on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 18.00, in the conference room at ICR headquarters in Stockholm, Skeppsbron, 20, the conference of the academician Ioan-Aurel Pop, the President of the Romanian Academy and the Rector of the “Babeş-Bolyai” University in Cluj, entitled “The Making of Romania (1859-1918)”.
Lect. acad. Ioan-Aurel Pop discussed the essential stages of the process of Romanian unification in a national state in 1918. After 1848, the national political unity was the fundamental objective of the Romanians, who formed a modern nation from the 17th to the 18th centuries, their desire for massive unification being coupled with international action to gain the support of great powers.
The event is part of the efforts of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Northern Europe, the ICR Stockholm and the Embassy of Romania in the Kingdom of Sweden marking the Centennial of the Great Union.
Ioan-Aurel Pop (born in 1955) was elected President of the Romanian Academy on 5th April 2018 by the General Assembly of this high institution. The historian Ioan-Aurel Pop, rector of the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca (in 2012), has been an intensive didactic and research activity, author of numerous books, treatises and university textbooks, chronics, prefixes, etc. For his research activity, mainly of Romanian medieval history, he was awarded several prizes, diplomas, medals, orders. In 2010, he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in Knighthood by the President of Romania, and in 2015 he received the “Steaua României” National Order as Knight. In 2016, the “Cross of the North” was awarded in Stockholm, the highest distinction of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Northern Europe.
The event will take place in English