A strong advocate of freedom of learning, of education, of seeking knowledge – as the foundation for a better generation today and for a better society tomorrow – in his capacities as a professor, a writer and a “Voice of America” journalist, Professor Nicholas Dima could not let pass such a significant event as Brexit without commenting it in his inimitable style.
Professor Nicholas Dima posted on June 27, 2016 an article entitled “America, Globalization and Brexit” on the website of the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, a conservative Washington DC-based think tank founded in 1985 during the height of the President Ronald Reagan years, whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the American values and benefits derived from the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, including limited government, individual liberty, freedom, opportunity, economic prosperity and the primacy of national sovereignty.
His American professional career (he received a doctoral degree from Columbia University in New York) includes working 20 years for Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, and teaching college, university and US Military schools for another ten years. Among his most rewarding achievements were meeting Kings, Presidents, and Prime ministers as a VOA reporter and editor, teaching American officers up to the rank of full colonel (for example, Professor and Director for European Studies at the US Army, J.F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, NC., 1985-1988), teaching in the US and Africa, and promoting democracy, education, and human values world-wide. All this time, Dr. Dima defended tirelessly the rights of Romania and the Romanian people in the US and promoted a better Romanian-American understanding. Dr. Dima also helped the cause of the Romanian-American University in the US and contributed to its cooperation with James Mason University of Virginia. He has received numerous Academic Honors, Grants, and Awards.