Maia Sandu: Why parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova at the beginning of next year are important for Romania?

21 October 2018
21 Oct 2018 (The Small Hall) 11:00

16 lei

The NTB Conferences on DVD 30 June 2019
Launched almost eight decades ago by Ion Marin Sadoveanu, the National Theatre Conferences have returned to the stage of the Black Box Hall since 2006 with the lectures of prominent personalities of Romanian culture on the most diverse and exciting topics. Gathered in a collection of DVDs aiming at keeping these testimonials of wisdom, culture and civilisation, 59 of the conferences from the previous seasons can be purchased at the box office or in the lobbies of the halls before or after the shows. The collection of DVDs, accompanied by brochures containing the texts of the conferences, comprise the following titles: New titlesBogdan Aurescu – The National Interest and the Topicality of Sovereignty. Romania’s Foreign Policy and the Paradigm of the WinnerCristian Badilita - Mircea Eliade’s GlassesVladimir Belis - Half a Century of Serving Forensic MedicineGigi Caciuleanu - L'Om Gigi: Lines_Tracks_Signs_MeaningsDorin Chirtoaca – The Romanian People. Past, Present and FutureNeagu Djuvara - Actor and Poetry PerformerNora Iuga – Mister Beligan Is to Blame for My Becoming a PoetRadu Penciulescu – The Long Path of the Text towards the StageGheorghe Piperea – About Judicial TalibanismIrinel Popescu – The Organ Transplantation – an Adventure of the Human SpiritAlexander Rodewald – The Genetic Origin of the Romanian PeopleAlex Stefanescu – Who Needs Literature Today?Matei Visniec – Theatre and Journalism. Mutual InfluencesDan Voinea – The Legal Truth about the Miner Strike of 13-15 June 1990Dan Voinea – The Legal Truth about December 1989 N. C. Munteanu – Me and My Dog, the Securitate Basarab Nicolescu – Does the Universe Make Sense? The Contemporary Dialogue Between Science and Religion Ion Pop – From the Avangarde to the Rearguard Cristian Badilita – Why We Need a New Translation of the Septuagint and of the New Testament Ilina Gregori – When Was the 19th Century? Eminescu and Modernity Teodor Maries – In Search of the Truth Alex Leo Serban – And Yet, Why Do We Watch Movies? Andrei Serban – About Chekhov or Who else wants to go to Moscow? Alexandru Tocilescu – About Theatre and Its Matters Dorana Cosoveanu - At that time when the paintings were shot Bujor Nedelcovici – Writers and the Exile His Royal Excellency Prince Radu – The Wise Ruling Neagu Djuvara – The 77 Years War (1914-1991) Mircea Dinescu – The Curse of Being a Parody Writer Nicolae Manolescu – Do We Not Have Playwrights? Lucia Hossu Longin – The Exercise of Memory Dan C. Mihailescu – Who Is the Neo-Interwar Generation and What Does It Want Octavian Paler – With Melancholy, about the Barbarians Stelian Tanase – The Panait Istrati Case Theodor Baconsky – Orthodoxy and United Europe Adrian Cioroianu – Romanian Communism between Hope and Traps Ileana Malancioiu – The Tragic Guilt Ion Caramitru – The Limits of WaitingRadu Beligan – My Professors Cristian Tudor Popescu – The Sticker ManRobert Turcescu – The Burial of a Myth: Farewell, Free Press!Ion Vianu - Antigone, a Dissident Andrei Plesu – About the HeartDoina Jela – Deceptive MemoryNeagu Djuvara – A Brief Experience with Western Intelligence ServicesConstantin Ticu Dumitrescu – The Securitate Leaking, an Imperative for DemocracyVladimir Tismaneanu – The Revolutionary Year 1956Mihai Razvan Ungureanu – Romanian Ethics and Public Sense 200 Years AgoAdrian Vasilescu – Religion and the StarVarujan Vosganian – Elites and Counter-Elites in Transitional RomaniaRadu Beligan - Radu Beligan 90Emil Hurezeanu - Romania in Europe and Europe in RomaniaAna Blandiana – The Romanian Fun Making, from Defense to SuicideHerta Müller – Always the Same Snow and Always the Same UncleTheodor Paleologu – The Topicality of Political TheologySorin Alexandrescu – Visual Culture, Pros and ConsSolomon Marcus – A Peak of Romanian Culture: Traian LalescuHoria-Roman Patapievici – About Wasted Opportunities in HistoryCristian Badilita – Judas and Mary Magdalene Between Damnation and Exoneration  The series of conferences shall continue in this season as well, on each Sunday, once every two weeks, with new spiritual challenges, discussion topics and lectures. The price of a DVD is 25 RON!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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Marian Voicu: The Romanian Treasure in Moscow - a Historical, Political or International Law Issue? 16 June 2019
On Sunday, June 16th, 2019, from 11.00 a.m., the TNB Small Hall shall host Marian Voicu’s conference on the topic of The Romanian Treasure in Moscow - a Historical, Political or International Law Issue?   About the Conference It is Romania's oldest litigation. 100 years, two world wars, revolutions, coups, waves of famine and deportations have passed since. The world has undergone tremendous transformations, but the matter of the Treasure has remained the axis on which the Romanian-Russian vane still pivots. For most of the Romanians, the Treasure means the gold of the National Bank of Romania. Yet it represented less than one-tenth of the value of the goods evicted to Russia in 1916 and 1917. The Romanians then dispatched the treasures of the National Bank and of the Deposits and Consignments Office, private banks and public institutions, Crown jewels, the most important art objects from museums and private collections, monasteries, numismatic collections, state archives, diplomatic archives, manuscripts, rare books, and finally, as a heritage, the identity of the Romanian nation since the 14th century. However, inventories are, with the exception of the NBR gold, incomplete and never centralized. After more than 100 years, the fundamental questions remain the same: what have we sent and what have we received? Is there still a topical Treasure issue? Does it pertain to political, historical or international law? What is the Romanian-Russian legal department? How important are the new documents that continue to appear? There is no similar dispute in the world. If for 100 years, Romanians have been talking about the Romanian Treasure, the Russians prefer to talk about the history of the Romanian Treasure. For Romanians, solving the Treasure issue would improve the bilateral relationship. For the Russians, improving bilateral relations would lead to the Treasure's problem solving. Is this an inextricable situation? Marian Voicu   About Marian Voicu Marian Voicu is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has worked for over 20 years on television and radio as a moderator and producer of various journalistic formats. For ten years, he has documented for the Romanian National Television the Romanian communities - from Istroromans and Aromanians to Romanians over the Bug and those from the Russian Federation. He was a project manager at Radio Romania Kishinev, a broadcaster released in 2011. The most recent documentary films include Breaking Fake News: The war after the Cold War? (2017) and Torna, torna, fratre: The Aromanian story told by themselves (2015). He has published the Matrioshka of Liars: Fake news, manipulation, populism (Humanitas, 2018), Cotovschi's Dream, in the collective volume The Russians are coming! (Humanitas, 2018) and the Romanian Treasure of Moscow: The Inventory of a Century-Old History (Humanitas, 2016). He has received several national and international awards, most recently the Gold Medal of the United Nations Correspondents' Association for the documentary film Exodus: A Syrian Tragedy (2015). He was decorated with the Faithful Service National Order to the rank of Knight (2014).     Translated by Simona Nichiteanu  
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Dan Dungaciu: Europe after the Storm. What Do Europeans Really Want? 02 June 2019
On Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, from 11.00 a.m., the NTB Black Box Hall shall host Dan Dungaciu’s conference entitled Europe after the Storm. What Do Europeans Really Want? About the conference The conference looks at developments in the EU after the "perfect storm" it faced about five years ago. The "perfect storm" meant the synchronicity of phenomena such as the economic crisis, migration waves, a succession of terrorist attacks and Russia's threats. The effect of this genuine "Molotov cocktail", which includes Brexit or Donald Trump's election in the United States, is the almost radical change in the political configuration of the continent. The disappearance of the political "centre" and so-called populist parties have become everyday reality. Nothing has remained unaffected, if not in form (traditional "mainstream" parties), then in content (their political discourse). What's next? Where does Europe head to? What are the values ​​that hold us together? How muchis misinformation or fake news and how much natural evolution? What is the international relevance of our continent? How does the world of America and the world of Europe look like? Anti-Americanism is Westernism or Anti-Westernism? Are we witnessing the "decline of the West" or the break-up of Euro-Atlantic relations? What is the price paid by European civilization? All of this in a conference that, even if it does not have all the answers, will ask, at least, the right questions. Dan Dungaciu About Dan Dungaciu Dan Dungaciu is a Ph.D. Coordinator at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work of the University of Bucharest (Department of Sociology) since 2009. He is the coordinator of the Master of Security Studies and Information Analysis at the University of Bucharest (Faculty of Sociology and Social Work), the oldest profile master in Romania. Since 2011, he is the Director of the Institute for Political Science and International Relations of the Romanian Academy "Ion IC Bratianu". Since 2013, he has been President of the Black Sea University Foundation, under the aegis of the Romanian Academy. In 2006-2007, he served as Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department for Romanians Abroad) and during 2009-2010 he was Counselor on European Integration Issues to the President of the Republic of Moldova. He is a member of several international and national associations. He has been involved and has coordinated countless national and international projects. He is the author of dozens of specialized studies, specialized reports and over 25 volumes of the profile, counting among the most recent: Is Bessarabia Romania? Identity and (geo) political dilemmas in Moldova (2011), Elements for a theory of nation and nationalism (2012), Seven fundamental themes for Romania (2014), Encyclopedia of International Relations (2015), etc. In 2015 he was co-opted at the level of the Romanian Academy in the team of developers / coordinators of Romania's Development Strategy for the next 20 years (2015-2035), under the general coordination of the President of the Romanian Academy. Among the most recent published / coordinated volumes, we mention: Romania: 100 Years since the Great Union (Editor), Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018; The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis (Editor), Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017; Encyclopedia of Diplomacy (coordinator and author), Bucharest, RAO Publishing House, 2018; Encyclopedia of Romanians Abroad (coordinator and author), Bucharest, RAO Publishing House, 2018; Encyclopedia of International Relations (coordinator and author), vol. I and 2, Bucharest, RAO Publishing House, 2017; Nihil Obstat. Elements for a Theory of Nation and Nationalism, revised and ammended edition, Libris Publishing House, 2018; The Reunification (co-author Petrişor Peiu), Bucharest, Litera Publishing House, 2017.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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