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: Nicolae Ratiu, Chairman, The Ratiu Family Charitable Trust

Business: Ford Motor Company - Michael Sheridan, VP International Government Relations

Cultural: Romanian-American Novelist Norman Manea

  • Nicolae Ratiu

  • Michael Sheridan

  • Norman Manea

  • Allan Cruse

  • Sonia Coman

  • Prof. Dennis Deletant

  • Gala Chair Lauren Rakolta

  • Community Projects Director Daniela Kammrath

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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

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

Featured Honorees:
Public Service: Ratiu Family Foundation Chairman Nicolae Ratiu
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 at Cafe Deluxe www.cafedeluxe.com
Located at 2201 M Street NW; Washington D.C. 20037
Hours 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Come to our reserved area at the Cafe Deluxe, and get your morning coffee!
Full-course Breakfast/Brunch offered for a fixed price of $25. Jut tell them you’re with the Alianta Group.

-Blueberry Pancakes with Bacon and Eggs

-Bistro Scramble (French Toast) with Bacon and Eggs

-Eggs Benedict with Home Fries and Fresh Fruit

-Lox Bagel with Fresh Fruit

-Croque Madame (Texas Toast, Ham, Dijon Mustard, Sunny Side Up Egg) with Home Fries and Fresh Fruit

Academic Roundtable – Romania’s Centenary – Historical perspective and prospects
Sign-up here: mail Link https://conta.cc/2QJELlp
Time: 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM
Venue: Romanian Embassy
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, 
Sign up Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oFqD_9rq9nXxH4A3KyDQ_bkhYN_PbTCh1oa0PVrPZuc/edit
Time: 1:00 PM – 3.00 PM
Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive entrance. This is on the opposite side of the Independence Ave SW entrance, at the intersection with 12th St. For those who are driving, using GPS, or need to give a street number to a taxi driver, a good address is 1100 Jefferson Dr SW. In addition, the “Smithsonian Station” metro stop is right there, a two-minute walk to the museum.

Columbia Ph.D and Anne van Biema Fellow 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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