Romanian Cultural Institute Short-term Scholar Damiana Otoiu will discuss her ongoing research at the Wilson Center which focuses upon property restitution and ethno-national political discourses and projects in post-communist Romania. Joining Otoiu will be the Wilson Center's Mircea Munteanu.

Damiana Otoiu is a director of the Diaspora and Minorities Department at the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile in Bucharest. She is also a researcher at the Center for the Study of Political Life within the Free University of Brussels as well as an assistant lecturer in the political science department at Bucharest University, Romania.

Mircea Munteanu is a program associate with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project and History and Public Policy Program.