Andrei Pleșu#

Andrei Pleșu
Membership Number:6346
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ROMANIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1971 - 1979 Scientific Researcher, Institute for Art History, Bucharest
  • 1984 - 1989 Research Assistant, Institute for Art History, Bucharest. Exiled in 1989 for political reasons to the village of Tescani and given the position of Curator-Librarian of the George Enescu Memorial House
  • 1991 - 1992 Director, Institute for Art History of The Romania Academy, Bucharest
  • 1980 - 1982 Associate Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest. (Expelled in 1982 for political reasons).
  • 1994 (Oct.) Una’s Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 1991 - 1997 and 2000-2001 Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest
  • Dec. 1989 - Oct. 1991 Minister of Culture of Romania
  • 1994 - 2014 Rector of the New Europe College, Bucharest
  • Dec. 1997 - Dec. 1999 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
  • Since 2014 President of the New Europe Foundation, Bucharest

Fields of Scholarship
  • Art history
  • History of ideas
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, France
  • 1993 New Europe Prize for Higher Education and Research, awarded by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (SCASSS), Uppsala, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
  • 1995 Prize for Essay, awarded by the Writers’ Union of the Republic of Moldova
  • 1996 Prize of the Brandenburger Academy of Sciences, Berlin
  • 1998 Humboldt Medaille, awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn
  • 1998 La Gran Cruz de la Orden “El Sol del Perú”, Lima
  • 1999 Goethe Medaille, awarded by the Goethe Institut, Weimar
  • 1999 Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur of France (in March awarded as “Commandeur” and in December as “Grand Officier”)
  • 1999 Corvinus Prize, awarded by the Europa Institute and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  • 2000 The National Order “Faithful Service” (rank of Great Cross)
  • 2000 The Konstantin Jireček Medal, awarded by the Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, München
  • 2000 The Theodor-Heuss Prize, awarded by the Theodor-Heuss Foundation, Stuttgart
  • 2000 Dr. phil. honoris causa of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg
  • 2001 Dr. phil. honoris causa of the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin
  • 2001 The National Order Cruzeiro do Sul of Brazil
  • 2001 The Mitteleuropa Prize, awarded by the Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Vienna
  • 2002 The Joseph-Bech Prize, awarded by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S., Hamburg
  • 2005 The Rank of Knight of the Order Stella della Solidarietá Italiana, awarded by the President of the Italian Republic, Mr. Carlo Ayeglio Ciampi
  • 2005 Große Verdienstkreuz mit Stern des Verdienstordens, awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Horst Köhler
  • 2007 Marga und Kurt Mölgaard-Preis 2007, awarded by Marga und Kurt Mölgaard-Stiftung, through Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
  • 2014 European Citizen’s Prize for the activity of the New Europe College - Civi Europaeo Praemium, awarded by the European Parliament

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