Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu

Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu (born September 22, 1968) is a Romanian historian, diplomat, politician and the current Prime Minister of Romania. He was the foreign minister of Romania from December 28, 2004 to March 12, 2007, and he was appointed as Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service later in 2007. Following the resignation of the Emil Boc government he was designated prime minister by President Traian Băsescu.

Personal Life
Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu is married and has one son. He speaks eight languages.

Ungureanu studied math and physics at the Costache Negruzzi high-school in Iaşi, where he graduated valedictorian in 1988. Ungureanu studied afterwards history and philosophy at the University of Iaşi which he graduated in 1992, while between 1990 and 1992 he was a member of the university senate. In 1993, Ungureanu obtained a master's degree at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, an affiliated programme of St Cross College at the University of Oxford. In March 2004 he received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Iaşi after submitting a thesis on the "Conversion and integration in the Romanian society in the early-modern era".

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