BIOGRAPHY

"Author, essayist, documentary filmmaker and public speaker,  Romuald Sciora is one of the most brilliant representatives of the new generation of intellectuals committed to the world stage."
Ambassador François Delattre

 

 

 

Born in Paris in 1970, Romuald Sciora is viewed as one of the most knowledgeable specialists on the United Nations. 

As a writer, he has co-published three books with the United Nations, 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 along with two plays. 

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 collaborate - for a work of this kind - with 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. 

His latest book about the UN, "The United Nations in the New World Disorder", was published in December 2015 in France and launched in early 2016 in  the United States and Canada.

His next book, "Who Wants to Kill the UN?", co written with Anne-Cécile Robert with a preface from Pascal Boniface, will be published in fall 2018 by Eyrolles along with the complete collection of his interviews with UN Secretaries-General 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. 

He lives in the United States where, from 2011 to 2016, he served as president of the French-American Global Forum -a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.  www.fagf.info-. Contributing writer to Le Monde diplomatique and regularly guest editor for various publications, he currently runs Le Monde diplomatique Debates, an international program of conferences, and will host in December 2018 the first European Global Policy Book Day at New York University where he is a visiting scholar. He also regularly works with the magazine Foreign Affairs and as a consultant for different institutions and NGO via RSM, his communication advisory firm.