Doctor Honoris Causa

The SNSPA academic community includes international personalities who have played a special role in promoting and developing research areas relevant for SNSPA.

Among the honorary members of the academic community of our university there are SNSPA Doctor Honoris Causa holders:


Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank.

Frans Timmermans, First Vice-president of the European Commission.

David Le Breton, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Strasbourg.


Hillel Isaac Steiner, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester

Miroslav Lajčák,  President of the United Nations General Assembly

Jeffrey Isaac, Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Maria Bucur, Professor of modern Eastern Europe and gender in the twentieth century, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.


Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford

Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Juan Fernando Galván Reula, Rector of the University of Alcalá and President of the Latin American and Caribbean – European Union Academic Forum

Itamar Rabinovich, President of the Israel Institute (Washington and Jerusalem),Israel’s former Ambassador to the United States, former president of Tel Aviv University


Simon Hix, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Maria P. Aristigueta, President of the American Society for Public Administration

Duane C. Butcher, Chargé d’affaires at U.S. Embassy Bucharest

Liviu Aurelian Bota, Ambassador


Peter M. E. Volten, Professor of International Relations and Organisation

Christopher Pollitt,  Research Professor of Public Management at the Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Mihai Tănăsescu, Vice-president of the European Investment Bank (EIB)

Florin Georgescu, Prime Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Romania

Guy Verhofstadt, Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament

Dominique Wolton, Director of the Institute of Communication Sciences from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris


Nicolae Manolescu, Romania’s Ambassador to UNESCO

Lee B. Becker, Cox International Centre Director, University of Georgia, USA

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament


Jamie Shea, Deputy assistant to the NATO Secretary General for emerging security threats

Mugur Isărescu, Governor of the National Bank of Romania

Irina Bokova, UNESCO General Director

Geoffrey Robertson, Professor at University of London


Jan Sadlak, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Academy of Social and Humanity Studies in Warsaw, Poland

Geert Bouckert, Director of the Public Management Institute, Leuven, Belgium

Philippe C. Schmitter, Emeritus Professor at European University Institute


Gérard Timsit, Emeritus Professor at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbone, France

Francisco Aldecoa Luzarraga, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Jonathan Scheele, Director of Trans-European Transport Networks in the General Directorate for Energy and Transport within the European Commission


Spyridon Flogaitis, Professor of Law at Athens University


Lord Anthony Giddens, Professor of Sociology at Cambridge University, Great Britain

Marie-Luce Pavia, Professor of Law at Université de Montpellier I


Yasutaka Shimizu, President of the National Institute of Multimedia Education


Peter Schieder, President of the European Council Parliament

Ion Iliescu, President of Romania


Vladimir Tismăneanu, Professor of Political Science at Maryland University, USA

Yehezkel Dror, Professor of Political Science at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Lord George Robertson of Port Ellen, NATO Secretary General


Robert Polet, Director European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht

Nicolas Spulber, Emeritus Professor at Indiana University

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