We are honored to have you beside us at our annual event. We invite you to be part of an elegant evening celebrating achievements in the Romanian-American Community and strengthening the ties between Romania and the United States.

Please review our full schedule of Roundtable events at the Romanian Embassy earlier in the day on November 16, along with special post-gala activities on Saturday, November 17.

When: November 16th & 17th. 2018

Where: Romanian Embassy , 1607 23rd St NW, Washington, DC


Featured Honorees

Public Service: Former Vice-President Joe Biden
Business: Ford Motor Company
Cultural: Romanian-American Novelist Norman Manea
Michael Sheridan, VP International Government Relations


  • Community Projects Director Daniela Kammrath

  • Gala Chair Lauren Rakolta

  • Prof. Dennis Deletant

  • Sonia Coman

  • Allan Cruse

  • Norman Manea

  • Michael Sheridan

  • Joe Biden

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2018 Alianta Gala Awards and Roundtables

Full Program
November 16-17
Washington, D.C.


Friday, November 16, 2018

2018 Alianta Gala Roundtables – New in 2018!

Location: Romanian Embassy , 1607 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Thank-you to the Romanian Embassy leadership and staff for their generous support

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Security Roundtable

Date and Time: Nov 16, 2018, 8.30-10:30 am (followed by coffee break)
Theme: Romanian/East Europe Security and NATO
Partner: Center for European Policy and Analysis (CEPA)
Presenters: CEPA, Gov’t officials and other experts
Detailed program details coming soon.

Business Roundtable

Time: 11.00-1.00 pm (followed by lunch)
Theme: Start-ups, Investment and Trade – Romania business snapshot
Partners: Key gala partners, Romanian and American officials, business leaders, and partner orgs
Detailed program details coming soon.

Cultural Roundtable

Time: 2.00-4.30 pm (followed by refreshments)
Theme: Thriving Romanian culture, language and education in the USA
Presenters and Audience: Romanian Affinity groups
Detailed program details coming soon.

5th Annual Alianta Gala

Time: 6:30 PM – 10.30 PM (and later)
Venue: The U.S. Institute of Peace , 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Program:
6.30-7.30 – Cocktail Reception – Upper level
7:30-9:30 Dinner – Main level

Featured Honorees:
Public Service: Former Vice-President Joe Biden
Business: Ford Motor Company
Cultural: Romanian-American Novelist Norman Manea

9:30-10:30 Dessert and Networking
10:00-01:00 AM: Afterparty at L2 Lounge , 3315 Cady’s Alley NW, Washington, D.C. 20037


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Alianta Breakfast
Time: 10 AM – 12.00 PM
Venue: To Be Announced

Academic Roundtable – Romania’s Centenary – Historical perspective and prospects
Time: 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM
Venue: To Be Announced
Georgetown University Professor Dennis Deletant – Visiting Ratiu Professor of Romanian Studies, leads a discussion as Romania marks 100 years as a modern nation-state. Open to all Gala Ticket holders.

Guided Tour of the Freer Gallery of Art by Sonia Coman – Fulbright Scholar
Time: 1:00 PM – 3.00 PM
Venue: The Smithsonian Institute, Freer Gallery of Art , Jefferson Drive and 12 th Street, SW
Romanian Fulbright Scholar Sonia Coman will be offering two back-to-back guided tours of the Freer Gallery of Art, part of the Smithsonian.
Limit: Two groups of 20 Host Committee members and sponsors.

For More Information
Sponsorship: Lauren Rakolta, Gala Chair, (313) 910-7757), lrakolta@dfm.solutions.com
Tickets: Bill Avery, Executive Director, (612) 356-9948, ba.alianta@gmail.com

Tips for travelers:
Arrive Thursday evening Nov. 15 to attend morning Security and Business Roundtables on the 16th.
Depart late Saturday afternoon/evening to join Saturday activities.
Try to arrive Washington Reagan (DCA) airport (most convenient for transportation)
Click here for hotels in the area of the Romanian Embassy

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