Dimitrij Rupel
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

Dimitrij Rupel participated in the World Leaders Forum panel of Southeastern European Leaders in September 2003.

Dimitrij Rupel, Foreign Minister of Slovenia

Date and Place of Birth

April 7, 1946, Ljubljana, Slovenia


1970: B.A. (Comparative Literature, Sociology), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1976: Ph.D. (Sociology), Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachussetts, U.S.A.


English, French, German, Italian, Serbo-Croatian

Marital Status

Married to Marjetica-Ana Rudolf-Rupel


  • 2004- Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 2000-2004 Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1997-2000 Ambassador to the U.S.A.
  • 1994-1997 Mayor of Ljubljana
  • 1992-1995 Member of State Assembly (Parliament) of Slovenia
  • 1990-1993 Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1989-1990 President of Slovenian Democratic Alliance (SDZ)
  • 1989 Visiting Professor at Cleveland State University, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • 1984-1987 Responsible editor of Nova revija
  • 1985 Visiting Professor at New School for Social Research, New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • 1980- Professor at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1977-1978 Visiting Professor at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Participated In

Southeastern European Leaders Panel

Date: September 24, 2003
Location: Low Memorial Library
President Lee C. Bollinger moderates the discussion, which focused on the
leaders' visions for a new Southeastern Europe.
Among the topics that are discussed are actions to further Balkan integration
into European and trans-Atlantic political, economic and security structures,
as well as Greek EU presidency plans for prioritizing the integration of Southeastern Europe. Leaders also debate how the war in Iraq
appeared to derail these plans, and next steps for the region.

Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the School for International and
Public Affairs