” Romuald Sciora is one of the most brilliant representatives of the new generation of intellectuals committed to the world stage and one of the most knowledgeable specialists on the United Nations.” Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN
Born in Paris in 1970, Romuald Sciora is an author, essayist and a documentary filmmaker specialized in international affairs and particularly interested in the United Nations.
As a writer, he has published four books on the UN, including one with a foreword by French President Jacques Chirac. These books benefited from the participation of various intellectuals from different backgrounds, such as Noam Chomsky, Samantha Power and Joseph Stiglitz. Sciora has also written a short essay on the UN General Assembly and a book about the Middle East.
As a filmmaker, he has produced more than a dozen political documentaries including a TV series devoted to the United Nations, At the Glass Building, broadcast in more than 20 countries.
He is the only person to have had the opportunity to meet and interview several times all of the UN Secretaries-General, from Kurt Waldheim to Ban Ki-moon.
He also edited a special issue of the French monthly Le Monde diplomatique devoted to the UN, and he gave numerous conferences on the subject at Columbia University, the United Nations Headquarters and UNESCO among others.
He lives in the United States since more than fifteen years. From 2011 to 2016, he served as President of the French-American Global Forum, a non profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Till 2019, he was the host of Le monde diplomatique Debates, an international program of conferences.
Currently Associate Research Fellow at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs - IRIS -and Visiting Scholar at New York University, he also regularly works with the magazine Foreign Affairs and as a consultant for different institutions and NGOs.
His new book, Who Wants to Kill the U.N.?, co-written with Anne-Cécile Robert, was published in fall 2018. In the meantime, the complete collection of his interviews with UN Secretaries-General was published in a special issue of The International Politics Reviews.
Romuald Sciora has been awarded the insignia of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres - Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters - and of Officer in the National Order of the Cedar.