Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
A career diplomat, Ambassador Bogdan Aurescu served as Minister of Foreign Affairs between November 2014 – November 2015. Between 2009 and 2014 he held the position of State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009 – 2010 - State Secretary for Strategic Affairs; 2010 – 2012 - State Secretary for European Affairs, also coordinated the Security Policies Directorate; 2012 - State Secretary for Global Affairs; 2012 – 2014 - Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs).
He joined the Ministry in 1996, starting his activity within the Legal and Treaties Directorate, as desk officer, and performed as deputy director, director, director general, Under-Secretary of State, Secretary of State for European Affairs. Between 2004 and 2009, Bogdan Aurescu was the Romanian Agent before the International Court of Justice in the case on Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea. Between 2010 and 2011, he was head of the Romanian delegation for the negotiations on the Romanian-American Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement, and of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Romania and USA.
Bogdan Aurescu is a University Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law – University of Bucharest, having started his teaching activity in 1998. He has also taught within other academic institutions. He is also substitute member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Bogdan Aurescu graduated the Faculty of Law (in 1996, “with Merits”) and the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest (in 1998), the Institut Franco-Roumain du Droit des Affaires et Cooperation Internationale “N.Titulescu-H.Capitant” (1996) and the National Defense College of Bucharest (2000).
He is author of 15 books and more than 130 articles on International Law and International Relations.