Director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research and professor in the Department of Journalism, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.

Tudor Vlad holds a doctorate from the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bucharest. He also is a director of the World Free Press Institute (California ).

He has been involved in over 40 U.S. led international programs whose main goal has been to foster democracy and stability in emerging democracies by promoting freedom of speech, independent media and inter-ethnic dialog. He conducted training programs for journalists and journalism educators in Belarus, Hungary, Kenya, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, and Ukraine, and trained journalists and political leaders from over 20 countries.

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