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 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 with - for a work of this kind - 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  the United States and Canada in early 2016.

He is currently working on a new political documentary about and with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter - with the participation of President Carter and former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger -. This movie should be the first of a series of documentaries dedicated to American Foreign Policy since the end of the Cold War.   

Romuald Sciora has been awarded the insignia of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres - Knight of the Order of the Arts and Letters - and Officer in the National Order of the Cedar. 

He lives in the United States where he runs different programs of conferences focusing on transatlantic and international affairs, such as the French-American Global Forum from 2011 to 2016, EU@UN Forum and Le Monde Diplomatique Debates. These programs are organized in association with numerous major media outlets, universities and think tanks.