Advisory Board Member
Counselor at the State Council. Dismissed as ideologically unreliable in 1978, he worked as an editor and made a living by writing lyrics for pop music and translating poetry and fiction. He became Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first post-communist government in the aftermath of the Romanian Revolution of 1989. During 1990-1996, he served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland (from 1991). In 1996, he was appointed Ambassador at large leading special envoy missions to the Balkans, Central Asia, Caucasus and the Middle East. From April through August 1998, he was the Director of Political Affairs at the ministry. In August 2000, Celac resigned from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From March 2002 until December 2004, Celac served as Personal Adviser to the President of Romania. He was also the Alternate Director General at the International Center for Black Sea Studies in Athens in 2003-2007. His publications include more than 40 fiction and non-fiction political science books, and more than 500 essays and articles. He also co-chairs the Millennium III Quarterly Journal.