Class 8 (2009-2011)

Ana Maria Manuela Mot, Romania

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Russian & Eastern European Studies

Manuela has extensive experience combining both theory and practice in communication, foreign politics, and national security issues. As a former journalist, she closely followed Romania’s foreign policy in its bid for NATO and EU membership by preparing reports from major international events. She was the editor of the European Affairs Weekly of the Ministry of European Integration and has been involved in several communication projects aimed to increase the awareness on the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of EU citizens after the country’s accession. Her most recent position in the private sector as a PR specialist enabled her to become involved in major PR and Communication and Corporate Affairs projects. Also, she has actively supported major cultural events. Manuela’s future projects include pursuing an international career in foreign politics and diplomacy, by joining an international organization or an NGO.