On Thursday, 19 November 2015, the European Civilization Chair at the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe organized in co-operation with the Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw a conference on "Romania and its Minorities".
- Professor Levente SALAT (Political Science Department, Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca), "Ethno-cultural diversity in Romania: historical roots, recent developments and contemporary management"
- Dr hab. Adam BURAKOWSKI (Institute of Political Science, Polish Academy of Sciences), "Polish societies in Romania – legal status and reality"
The conference was moderated by Professor Richard BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI, Chairholder of the European Civilization Chair.
Levente SALAT is Professor at the Political Science Department, Babeş–Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania and Chair of the board of the Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Center, a Cluj-based NGO dealing with minority and interethnic issues. From 2004 to 2006 he has been Vice-Rector of the Babeș–Bolyai University. In 2006 he served as member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania. Since 2013 he has been external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on political consequences of diversity, multiculturalism and intercultural communication, ethnic politics, Romanian–Hungarian relations. He published 4 books, edited or co-edited another 11, and published several studies and articles in edited books and various journals.
Adam BURAKOWSKI, Ph.D, D.Sc. (doktor habilitowany) in political sciences. He is an expert on Central Eastern Europe and India and the author of the following book publications: "Carpathian Genius. The Dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu 1965-1989" (Polish edition 2008, Romanian edition 2011), "1989 – The Autumn of Nations" (with Aleksander Gubrynowicz and Paweł Ukielski, Polish edition 2009, Romanian edition 2013, Hungarian edition 2014), "A Sad Country Full of Humor. History of Romania after 1989" (with Marius Stan, 2012), "India. From Colony to Superpower 1857-2013" (with Krzysztof Iwanek), "Political System of Contemporary Romania" (2014). He currently works in the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences and in the Polish Radio, where he is the Head of International Relations and coordinates the work of Polish national broadcaster in the European Broadcasting Union and the Euranet Plus project.