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His Excellency George Cristian Maior


George Cristian Maior became ambassador of Romania to the United States on Sept. 17, 2015, having most recently served as director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). During his eight years at the helm, the SRI underwent an extensive reform process that allowed it to strengthen bilateral and multilateral partnerships with other intelligence services, as well as to consolidate public confidence. In November 2004, Ambassador Maior was elected senator in the Romanian Parliament, where he held various positions, including: chairman of the Committee for Defense, Public Order and National Security; member of the Joint Committee for the Parliamentary Oversight on the Foreign Intelligence Service Activity; and member of the Senate Committee for Human Rights, Cults and Minorities. From 2000 to 2004, he was state secretary and head of the Department for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Defense Policy in the Ministry of National Defense, where he was responsible for coordinating the strategic and military dimension of Romania’s NATO accession process.Ambassador Maior also served as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Department of Treaties and Department of Strategic Affairs (1992-97) and chargé d’affaires of the Romanian Embassy in Ireland (1997-99).

Ambassador Maior received a law degree in international and comparative law from the George Washington University in D.C. and a Ph.D. in international law from the Babe?-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His dissertation, “National and European Features in Strasbourg European Court Jurisprudence,” was nominated for the UNESCO Most Prize in 1998. He was also a university professor and Ph.D. coordinator at the Department of International Relations and European Integration within the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest. Ambassador Maior, who was born Nov. 16, 1967, in Cluj-Napoca, is married to Anamaria Maior and has two children.



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