DACOR: Bucharest Diary: Romania's Journey from Darkness to Light

Start Date/Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 15:30
End Date/Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 18:00

In the 1970s, American attorney Ambassador H. Alfred Moses was approached on the streets of Bucharest by young Jews seeking help to emigrate from Communist Romania to Israel. This became his mission until the Communist regime fell in 1989. In the ensuing years, he periodically met with dictator Nicolae Ceausescu to confirm the right of Jews to freely leave the country. In recognition of his work, he was appointed as ambassador to Romania (1994-1997), where he played a key role in helping Romania move from its Communist past to democracy and to establish a free economy. In his new book, Ambassador Moses includes first-hand accounts of the diplomacy, both public and private, that helped Romania recover from 4 decades of Communist rule. Ambassador Moses is a Washington attorney, author, and former partner in a major Washington law firm. He was special counsel to President Carter and special presidential envoy for the Cyprus conflict. Ambassador Moses will be introduced by Ambassador Marc Grossman. RSVPs should be sent to ambclubwashdc@aol.com. This event costs $40 and includes dinner. This event is co-hosted by ACI and DACOR.