Dr. Ben-Oni Ardelean is presently Vice-President of The National Liberal Party (a conservative party of Romania, affiliated to European's People Party at EU level and Christian Democrats International), Member of Romanian Parliament and Deputy Chair of the Foreign Commission. He served for four years as Senator of Romania (2012-2016), then twice elected for four years term as a Member of the Chamber of Deputies in (2016-2020 & 2020-2024). While a Senator, he was elected as Secretary of the Senate of Romania, and also Secretary of Senate's Foreign Policy Commission.
He also served as Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the South East European Cooperation Process. After 2016 election, Dr. Ardelean was twice elected as Vice President of House of Deputies (2017-2018). His present roles include Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Member of the Romanian Parliamentary Delegation to NATO.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from SNSPA - Bucharest and a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Bucharest, after having completed doctoral research in Oxford University, UK, and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author of several books and numerous academic articles.
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