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Published on January 11, 2008

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Slide1:  Republic of Moldova Presented - Alla Rosca, Fulbright Scholar, UNO Slide3:  The Republic of Moldova (Republica Moldova) is a country in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. Flag and Coat of Arms of Moldova :  Flag and Coat of Arms of Moldova . . Capital – Chisinau :  Capital – Chisinau Slide6:  Official languages – Moldovan (Romanian) Demonym - Moldovan, Moldavians Government - Parliamentary republic - President - Vladimir Voronin -  Prime Minister - Vasile Tarlev Independence from the Soviet Union - Date - August 27, 1991  - Finalised - December 25, 1991  Area - Total - 33,843 km²  Slide7:  Moldova is a member state of the United Nations, WTO, OSCE, GUAM, CIS, BSEC and other international organizations. The country has officially been a neutral country since its independence, and an early member of the NATO Partnership for Peace. Moldova currently aspires to join the European Union and is implementing its first three-year Action Plan within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) of the EU. History :  History Moldavia (in orange) towards the end of the 16th century Slide10:  Historically. part of the Principality of Moldavia, it was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1812. At the dissolution of the Russian Empire in 1918, it united with other Romanian lands in Romania. After being occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940, and changing hands in 1941 and 1944 during World War II, it was known as the Moldavian SSR until 1991. Slide11:  Moldova declared its independence from the Soviet Union on August 27, 1991. Although Moldova has been independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River despite signing international obligations to withdraw. Slide12:  Population - 2007 - 4,320,490   Density - 111 /km²  Religions - Eastern Orthodox Christians – 95,5% Political system :  Political system The unicameral Moldovan parliament (Parlament) has 101 seats, and its members are elected by popular vote every four years. The parliament then elects a president, who functions as the head of state. The president appoints a prime minister as head of government who in turn assembles a cabinet, both subject to parliamentary approval. 2001 Parliamentary Elections:  Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) (50.07% votes, 71 mandates) Electoral Bloc "Braghiş Alliance" (BEAB) (13.36% votes, 19 mandates) Christian Democratic People's Party (CDPP) (8.24% votes, 11 mandates 2001 Parliamentary Elections 2005 Parliamentary Elections :  2005 Parliamentary Elections Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) (45.98% votes, 56 mandates) Electoral Bloc “Moldova Democrată” (BMD) (28.53% votes, 34 mandates) Christian Democratic People's Party (CDPP) (9.07% votes, 11 mandates) Traditions :  Traditions Mărţişor The Martisor is the diminutive of March (in Romanian Martie), and thus means something like "little" or "dear March". Mărţişor – an talisman consisting of a jewel or a small decoration like a flower, an animal, etc., tied to a red and white string . Sarmale (Stuffed Cabbage or Vine Leaves) :  Sarmale (Stuffed Cabbage or Vine Leaves) DIRECTIONS Place rice in a medium bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Let soak for 15 minutes, then drain. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, parsley roots, onions and tomato paste. Cook and stir until the vegetables are tender. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the rice. Heat 2 more tablespoons of oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork, and cook for about 2 minutes, just until browned on the outside. Transfer to the bowl with the rice and vegetables; season with dill and black pepper. Stir until everything is well blended. Set the mixture aside to cool. Carefully remove the leaves from the head of cabbage, and place them in a large pot with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until tender and flexible. Remove the cabbage leaves from the pot, but leave enough in the bottom to cover. On each of the remaining leaves, place about 2 tablespoons of the pork and rice mixture in the center, and wrap the leaf around to cover. Place the stuffed cabbage leaves into the pot. When the pot is full, place a few boiled cabbage leaves over the top. Pour boiling water into the pot to cover the cabbage rolls, and place over medium-low heat. Cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the rice is tender. Slide19:  . Slide28:  . Slide30:  . Slide31:  CURRICULUM VITAE  Ph.D Alla Rosca Full Professor, Head of the International Relations Office , Moldova State UniversityRepublic of Moldova Alla RoscaFulbright Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of New Orleans2000 Lakeshore Drive 351 Liberal Arts Building, New Orleans, LA 70148, USATel: 504-280-3962Fax: 504-280-3838Mob: 504-284-8275                                                                   EDUCATION: Doctor Habilitat - 2004 – doctoral sabbatical 2002-2004, Moldova State University, Field: Political Science. 2004. Degree - Doctor habilitat in political science.  Ph.D. – 1992: Doctorate, 1989-1992 - post-graduate courses. Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Field: Political Science. 1992. Degree - Ph. D. in political science.   B.A. – 1984: Moldova State University, Faculty of Journalism, Republic of Moldova. 1984. Diploma of journalist.                                                                       PROFESSIONAL HISTORY: Teaching 2005 October – September 2007 - Head of the International Relation Office, Moldova State University. Professor in Political Science at the Moldova State University, Department of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences, Republic of Moldova. 2004 December – 2005 October: Chair, Department of International Relations, Republic of Moldova, Full professor in Political Science at the Moldova State University, Department of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences. 2003, September – 2004 December, associate professor of Political Science at the Moldova State University, Faculty of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences, Chair, Department of International Relations, Republic of Moldova.  2001 – September 2007: Associate Professor in Political Science, Master’s Degree Program in American Studies, American Studies Center, Republic of Moldova.  1997 - to 2002, Associate Professor in Political Science, Moldova State University, Faculty of International Relations and Political Sciences, Faculty of Political Science and Faculty of Communication and Journalism, Republic of Moldova.  1992-1997 – Scientific researcher at the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. 1997- 2000 – part-tame, Republic of Moldova OTHER ACTIVITIES: 2006 – September 2007 – Director of the Project, Information and Documentation Centre on NATO in Moldova. 1999- 2007 - professor at the Invisible College of Moldova, Soros Foundation Program and Open Society Institute, Republic of Moldova. 1998 – 2007 – expert on the Program “Barometer in the Republic of Moldova”, sociological investigation, two time on the year public opinion pool, Republic of Moldova. 2006 – present – member of the Advisory Committee of the “Eurolimes”, Journal of the Institute for Euroregional Studies “Jean Monnet” European Centre of Excellence, Romania. 2006 – September 2007 – expert in the Expert Commission, Supreme Commission of the Accreditation and Attestation, Republic of Moldova. 2005 –- September 2007- expert for the evaluation, Ministry of Education and Sport, Republic of Moldova. Slide32:  FACULTY EXCHANGE PARTNERSHIP AND PROGRAMS: 2007, August - present – Fulbright Scholar, University of New Orleans, Department of Political Science 2006, October – Visiting professor, University of Oradea, Department of Political Science, Romania. 2006, January-February – Visiting Professor, Nuffield College, Oxford University, United Kingdom. 2004 - 2006, Fellow in the Regional Seminar for excellence in Teaching: Ethnicity and Nationalism in the South-Eastern Europe: Research and Teaching Methodology. St.-Petersburg, Russia Federation. 2002 - 2004, Local Faculty Fellow in Civic Education Project, Higher Education Support Program. Soros Foundation, Hungary. 2004, May, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, USA.  2003, April - Participating in the Curriculum Development Center, Central European University, session “Achieving Democracy through the Media”, Budapest, Hungary. 2003, May, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New-Orleans. USA. 2003, August, Project Design and Management, Training, Counterpart Creative Center, Kyiv, Ukraine. 2002, April-May, Scientific work in the Library “F. Mitterrand”, Paris, France. 2001, June –August, Fulbright American Studies Institute on the U.S. Political System: Origin, Structure, and Contemporary Issues; Department of Political Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA. 2000, March-April - Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Bucharest State University, Romania. 1999, September, Visiting Professor - Department of Political Science, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 1999, Summer School. Conflicts in the condition of the Civic Society growing. Yekaterinburg, Russia Federation. 1998, Summer School. The formation of the civic society in post-communist countries. Kiev, Ukraine 1997, CEU Summer University, Mass media and Democracy. Budapest, Hungary. 1996, Summer University. Media Law and Policy Institutes. Moscow.  Russia Federation. Slide33:  PUBLICATIONS: Books: Political communication and democratization of society. 2003. MSU, Chisinau, Moldova. 232 P. Mass media and the national self-consciousness: the dynamic of interaction. MoldNIIINTI №1345 M94. Chisinau. 1994. 150 P. Articles and Chapters in the books: Strengthening Democracy and interethnic Relations: Moldovan case – Ethnobarometer in the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, 2006, pp.53-75. The new interactive learning strategy: from teaching to learning. – International Scientific Conference „The university education and research – the base of the knowledgeable society” dedicated to the 60 Anniversary of the Moldova State University. - Chisinau, USM, 2006, pp.95-97. The impact of the international communication to the globalization process. – Interconnections in the context of globalization. 2005, Iaşi, Romănia. pp.125-128. The problem of the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict and the Europeanization perspectives of the Republic of Moldova. – International Conference “European Integration: Philosophy, Politics, Culture”. Chişinău, USM, 2005. pp.258-269. The political television ads as element of political communication. – Scientific and Technical Bulletin. Series: Economic Sciences & Sociology. IX. N.6-7, Arad, Romania,  2003. pp.26-35. The transformation of Broadcasting in public institution (Case Studies of Republic of Moldova).- Jurnalism & Comunicare. Bucharest. Romania. Nr.3. 2003 pp.3-10. The contradictions of the impact of negative electoral advertising as an element of political communication. – Analele USM. The Annual publications of the Moldova State University, Vol. II, Chisinau 2002, pp.48-53. Confrontations of political images in the parliamentary elections of 2001: failures and performances. –Moldoscopie XVI. Problems of political analysis. Chisinau 2001. pp.9-21. (co-author Peru A.) Valence of the mediatic field in Republic of Moldova: achievements and perspectives. Moldoscopie XV, Problems of political analysis.Chisinau, 2001. pp. 10-17. Informational tactics of preserving the plausible image: the creation of image through political dishonesty and manipulation tactics. – Moldoscopie XVII. Problems of political analysis. Chisinau 2001. pp.9-21 (co-outhor Peru A.). National interests in the transitional period and mass media. Chisinau - Mass media in transitional society: reality and perspectives. 2001. pp.201-204. (co-author V. Saca). The communication technology of national mass media during the 2001 parliamentary election campaign in Republic of Moldova. - Mass media in transitional society: reality and perspectives.  Chisinau. 2001. pp.19-46. (co-author V.Saca). The mass media and the migration problems (on the example of Moldova).- Moldova, Romania, Ukraine: European integration and the migration of the work force. Chisinau. 2000. pp.8-24. The political communication as a form of mass communication. – Analele USM. The Annual publications of the Moldova State University. Chisinau. 2000.pp 192-196 Reflection of the migration problem in the republican mass media. – Populations of Moldova and the labor migrations: conditions and present-day reality. Chisinau, 2000. pp. 7-28. Some methodical aspects of using focus groups in the political marketing (in the electoral campaigns and in the learning process). - Moldoscopie XIII. Problems of political analysis, Chisinau. 2000. pp.5-34. The phenomenon of the ‘party press’ as an element of the mediatic field in forming plutipartidism.-  The plutipartidism in Moldova: essence and the specific of forming. Chisinau, 2000. pp. 5-22. The human rights in the Republic of Moldova: the students opinions. – Moldoscopia, XIV, Chisinau, 2000. pp. 5-12. (co-outhors Mosneaga V, Coman A.). Slide34:  The problems of human rights in the Republic of Moldova through the view of students. – Civic strategy, Chisinau, 2000. The integration of the Republic of Moldova in the European structures: problems, advantages and perspectives. – Moldova, Romania, Ukraine: integration in the European structures. The materials of the International Symposium. 15-16th of October 1999. Chisinau 2000. pp. 130-155. Groups of interests and groups of pressure from the Republic of Moldova. (Activity conditions, specific and methods of influence).- Moldoscopie XII.Chisinau,1999. pp.153-168. The politics of communication in the campaign of local elections – 99 in the republican mass media. – Moldoscopie. VXII. Chisinau, 1999. pp.5-34. New dimensions of the contemporary social conflicts. - Moldoscopie XI, Chisinau, 1999. pp. 34-44. (co-author M.Siretean) The relations mass media – power, in the conditions of the political realities of the Republic of Moldova. Analele USM. The Annual publications of the Moldova State University, Chisinau, 1999. pp.321-325. The role of mass media during the electoral campaign. - Moldoscopie XI, Chisinau, 1999, pp. 5-34. (co-author Casian C.) The communication process and the role of mass media in the improvement of the interethnic collaboration. - Moldova, Romania, Ukraine: good neighborhood and regional collaboration. Chisinau, 1998. pp.14-21. The political situation of Moldova in 1998. - Moldova, Romania, Ukraine: good neighborhood and regional collaboration. Chisinau, 1998. pp.41-54. The receive of the political message during the electoral campaign. (the results of the research in the focus groups).- Moldova – 98. The political realities and the parlamentarian elections. Chisinau, 1998. pp.111-163. The moldovian mass media and the moldovian problem of identity. - The national identity and communication. Chişinău 1998. pp. 78-83. The role of NGOs in the civil society. - The role of NGOs in the transition to a democratic society. Chisinau, 1997. National Identity in period of “perestroika” in Moldova. Chişinău. – National State and poliethnic society: Moldova in ‘90s. The first Moldo-german Symposium. Chişinău.-1996. pp.10-20. Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press in the Republic of Moldova. - Balkan Media, Sofia. Bulgaria, V. I-2, 1997.pp Current problems of ecological aspects of consciousness, reflected in the mass media. – The problem of environmental protection. Papers from the International Conference. Chişinău. 1996. The role of mass media in shaping national selfconsciusness in the period of “perestroika” in Moldova. - Moldoscopie, Chişinău, 1996, № 9. p.100-125. Ensurance of the right for free communication as a condition for democratization of the society. - Socioanaliză, - Chişinău, 1996, nr.2. pp.63-88. Conditions of the creation of the legislation of the activity of mass media in Moldova. - Ideas and eternal values in the socio-human sciences. Stidies and investigations. Iasi, Romania, 1995. pp.152-164. The Communication Sistem Activity and Information Market Formatin. - The Law and Philosophy Journal. Chişinău, №3, 1994, pp.52-57. Some aspects of the social problems reflected in the republican press. - Social- judicial problems of the transition to market economy. Chişinău, 1993. pp.117-119. The mass communication system of Moldova: new activity conditions. Moldova: scientifical and cultural tendincies to the West. Chişinău, 1993. pp. 234-235. The national cultural inhiritance and the press. The thesis of the republican conference “Culture as a general human value”. Chişinău, 1993. pp.51-52. New activity conditions of the press. – Stiinţa, Chişinău, 1992, №3. Slide35:  PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES: Building of the welfare state – the major political vector for a better future: new challenges and trends. – at the International Conference „The role of Social-Democracy in Europe”, 17-19 November 2006, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. Is the Republic of Moldova a new bridge-head towards the European Union? - at the International Conference “The perspective of EU-NATO enlargement and its impact on the democratization process in the Republic of Moldova” November 10-12, 2006, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The collaboration of the Republic of Moldova with the European Union in the Framework of the New Neighbourhood Politics – at the conference “Culture, Development, Identity” October 26-27, 2006, Oradea, Romania. Perception related to the new challenge of society: Terrorism – Possible solution/proposals. - Friendship Meeting/International Study of Political Science Students, - 05-09 June, 2006, Zagreb, Croatia. From Formal Democracy to Functional Democtacy: problems and solutions. – at the conference ”Consolidation of democratic institution in Moldova” – 28-29 January, 2005, Chisinau, republic of Moldova. The European Union politics of Regional Security and Democratic Consolidation in the grey security zones. – on the conference „EU expanion perspectives: the impact on the democratization process in republic of Moldova” September 23-25, 2005, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The relationship between state and civil society – the factor of democratic consolidation. (Case Studies: Republic of Moldova) – Transparency and Participation. Making Governance more Citizen-Friendly. - 5-6 December , 2005, Bucharest, Romania. Rethinking the Nationalities and Citizenship in Post-Soviet Eurasia. International Conference. December 16-18. 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia Federation. Obstacles to Cross-Border Cooperation. - Cross-Border Cooperation between Romania and Moldova in the context of Wider Europe: Policies, Actors, and Institutions. – 12-13 November, 2005, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The Impact af International Communication on the Globalization Process. - Novewmber 20, 2004, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The ransnistrial Conflict issue and the europenization perspectives of the Republic Of Moldova. – an the Conference „European Intergation: Filosophy, Politics, Culture”, November 19-21, 2004, Chisinau, Pepublic of Moldova. The Problem of Migration and Identity of Population. Case Study: Republic of Moldova. – Language and Migration in a Changing World. CEP- SCOUT International Conference. May 19-22, 2004, Ulan-Ude, Buryat State University, Russia Federation. Reconfiguration of the political communication in the Republic of Moldova. – The 10 Bilateral Colloquium on communication. Romania-France. June. 2003. Bucharest, Romania. Specifics of the Election Campaigns in the CIS’s New Independent State - 2003 Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA) Meeting.  April 16-19, 2003. San Antonio, U.S.A. Journalistic investigations in the Republic of Moldova: the evaluation of the practice and of the perspective of the genre. International Workshop. Investigation journalism: balance between the liberty of information and other rights and interests. 26th-27th September 2002. Chisinau. Republic of Moldova.   Political television advertising: structure, semantics and perspectives. – International conference. The electoral process and civic participation. 24th-26th September. 2002. Chisinau.   Republic of Moldova. The perspectives and the realities of electronic mass media in Moldova. Transboundary mass media in the CIS – risks and chances. 17th-18th June. 2002. Kiev. Ukraine. Research Project (Alla Rosca):  Research Project (Alla Rosca) The impact of globalization over the democratization processes in the transition’s societies – Fulbright Project Democratization in East-European Countries – Council of Europe Project Erasmus Mundus Project Interethnic Relations in Moldova – Soros Foundation Project in Moldova Teaching Project :  Teaching Project Comparative Foreign Policy UNO, spring semester 2008 Fulbright Project The impact of globalization over the democratization processes in the transition’s societies :  Fulbright Project The impact of globalization over the democratization processes in the transition’s societies The main aim of this project is to analyze the evolution, substance and the finality of the social – political processes of democratic transformation and of the democratization’s correlations with the internal and foreign factors, specific for globalization, that determine and influence these processes in the countries in transition. The realization in comparison of the democratization processes will permit to analyze the evidence of the similitude and differences and to elaborate some conclusion concerning the Republic of Moldova. Slide39:  As part of project the following aspects will be analyzed: - the theoretic-methodological investigation of the democratization concepts, theories and methods of the democratization; the study of paradigms and theories of the democratization; - the study of relational liaisons of the globalization with the democratization, the determination of globalization significations; - the impact of the internal factors over the democratic evolution, the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, the reform f the legislative part and law bodies; Slide40:  - the analysis of the quality of life, unemployment and the social protection of the population; - the social-political participation as factor of the democratization, creation and the quality of political elites; - the analysis of the foreign factors in the democratization process, the effectiveness of foreign policy, the impact of globalization over the democratic transformations; - the compared analysis of the democratization processes in the countries from the Community of Independent States and from South-East Europe. Slide41:  Thank you for your attention !

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