Former U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Bucharest, Mark Taplin, expert in the former Soviet region is lecturing in Bucharest on March 16 and 17. The conferences are tackling the cooperation between USA and Romania on the occasion of 135 years since the establishment of the bilateral diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest informed.
Taplin was the Americam Charge d’Affaires in Romania during 2005 and 2008. Previously, he was director for Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus within the bureau for Europe and Eurasia of the US State Department and press and cultural adviser of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.
Mark Taplin concluded his diplomatic career in July last year with the position of Charge D’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
Mark Taplin is the auhtor of “Open Lands: Travels Through Russia’s Once Forbidden Places” volume, also published in Romanian language.
The first Taplin’s conference in Bucharest will take place on Monday, March 16, at 10:45 at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute. The second conference is due on Tuesday, March 17 at 09:45 at the Military Circle (Marble Hall)