Originally coming from Romania, Dumitru witnessed and participated in the 1989 last revolution in the Eastern Europe, an a event of major historical significance for Europe and for his personal life. After the last communist regime collapsed he decided to get involved in his country’s transition to democracy. He was one of the leaders of the Student’s League during some of its most glorious years as a vital factor for change in Romanian society. After the first election victory of the democratic forces in 1996, Dumitru started to work as a parliamentary advisor for an MP and eventually became the chief advisor for a Vice-President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies. After getting a scholarship in government at Georgetown University, he obtained an MA in political science at George Mason University. His current interest in European Studies at UBC is closely related to the last wave of EU enlargement, problems of justice, governmental corruption and unaccountability especially in the Balkan region.