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Opening To Europe & Russia: James
I grew up
in the Maramures region, Romani, where I
have my first memories. The region was
much nicer, ethnically more diverse,
better climate, and more geographic
diversity, with the Mountains of Gutinul
and the rivers of Iza and Tisa, as Tisa
was the natural border with the Ukraine
before the cold war settled in in
folklore has it in the West, vampires
comes from Transylvania. We had vampires,
and wolverines, but all these mythological
characters were actually members of the
communist party, which everyone had to
Except for me.
In college I excelled in History and
English, as well as French Languages.
I was admitted to the University in Cluj,
in the heart of Transylvania, namely the
American Language and Literature –Romanian
Language and Literature Department of
Philology. The Boljay University Is
considered the Best University in
Transylvania. Once I started mentoring
other students, I was happy and had the
sense of freedom, reading and writing
comprehension being my forté for the
following years at the University in the
heart of Transylvania. I always dreamt of
being a professor, and a writer.
The professors, started reading the mounds
of new Decrees every day, which made me
laugh, and staff of the university was
suspicious of me not believing their
“expose” in the classrooms. Professors
were trying to befuddle us with words from
a wooden language, totally bent toward
twisting our brains into confused
submission. Professors, securitate
officers were acting as sweaty
bureaucrats, and Eagle minds trying to
tell us what to think. Not one professor
asked us, “What do you really think, all
professor had their favorite students and
made sure they pointed this out in class,
stifling any competition, and were showing
openly their favoritism or nepotism.
reached 22 years, I started being
argumentative, and started criticizing
professors, esp. the history professor. I
was getting so sick at academics yelling
at us, and being forced to do the military
service as a woman in the academia. After
all, Americans were coming to take away
our socialist country. We were doomed as a
nation, I was taught in History classes,
by being taken over by foreign powers,
especially the Americans. Because the
Russians already did. Sic! The Russians
have been directing Romanian politicians
as it sounds I learned the hard way and
bought my books from the black market.
We couldn’t buy books in English, and I
was an English major.
couldn’t talk to foreigners, and the
atmosphere was dreadful in classes.
Restrictions were plentiful and absurd.
Speech was not free; one couldn’t argue in
class, or make any real analysis or
debate. You had to regurgitate what they
were telling you, and read whatever was
there in the old books stacked in the
I was an
English major, but could not get the books
in English necessary for the Exams. They
did not exist. Talking to foreigners in
English or answering one question was a
crime, according to a stupid decree.
Abortion was a crime for 20 years. Doctors
performing it ended up in jail, and so did
the pregnant women. Punishments were
ridiculous, e.g. 5 years jail for an
abortion for 40 years.
if my uncle from Canada visited us, we
were all under surveillance, the entire
family. Even today, in 2014 one has to go
and declare if you have family visiting
from the USA or CANADA for some bizarre
security reasons. Well after 22 years, not
much has changed in poor Romania.
Nobody underwent this.
I was a professor of Romanian and English
in Sighetu Marmatiei, Maramures County, at
School #2. It was very exacting commuting
all the time from Tisa where I lived in
our private Museum (Pipas Museum of Art)
to Sighet. So, finally I decided to leave
in 1986, and traveled to the border, as
well as paid a smuggler to take me to
Yugoslavia. We were caught on the border
and sent back in 1984.
jail was so cold in Timisoara to keep
the bacterias and viruses that it made
everybody sick internally with the cold
and the flue. Most of civil society was
imprisoned, for trying to open the
system, and denounce the Ceausescu
dictatorship. The blanket was as warm as
a Kleenex tissue. Moreover there were no
pillow, and the concrete slab where
inmates slept was a back-breaker. The
lights were on 24 hours a day, blinding
all of us, and there was constant
observation. Every hour one was awakened
to be counted at 5am. All under the
guise of watching out for suicides. But
everyone could be clearly seen by the
guards, and there was no need to
sleep-deprive inmates, as they were
doing. There was also someone in the
higher echelon ripping off the food
bill. They served only baby carrots, and
My poor mother was so confused by the
propaganda, that she started crying when I
was freed from jail, feeling very
emotional after the death of the nation’s
Fed up with all the restrictions, and
full of frustrations, I hit the border
been unfairly jailed as I tried to leave
the country in 1986. I was ready to give
up my freedom, just to escape an
impossible country, with impossible
Ceausescu finally pardoned everybody who
tried to escape the horrendous conditions
in the country.
act of freedom I have performed it was to
secure a passport for myself. And got
married to Valerian Pipas, a famous
violinist from Virismort, Tisa in
Maramures county. Otherwise the consulate
would not have given me the visas.
Conditions were one had to be married, and
own a house. Truly I enjoyed being married
to a musician; he played the violin and I
danced tango and csardas in weekends.
been teaching English in Sighet, Tisa, and
Giulesti, as well as Camara for another 10
years. Conditions were absolutely
horrific; no heating in schools, no
teaching material, and constant harassment
from colleagues of being informed on. And
young students were killed in the
University square by the Securitate
(security) agents when Ceausescu was shot.
By gunshots. A bloody revolution started
An all out civil war started in December
15th, in 1989. Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu
was shot, together with his wife Elena,
could start now get a passport and visas I
was dreaming about for escaping to the
West. Even when Ceausescu was dead, change
was happening excruciatingly slow, in all
domains of life.
After I met Jim, in the city of Sighet, I
decided to finally leave Romania, well
after an execution squad shot the
Ceausescus in December 26, 1989 for
Christmas. Such a nice gift to the
regime changed in 1990, I was free to get
a passport, and started Organizing
Conferences and Seminars at the University
of Babes-Boljay, in the heart of
Transylvania. Together with James Wilkie,
we have opened a PROFMEX office in Moscow,
headed by Boris Koval.
mostly writing on destatification and
privatization of Romanian
companies. 51% of MARA, the textiles
company I researched was finally sold to
the Germans. The opening up of
Romania to the world has finally
begun. And so did my eyes open with
having met James W Wilkie on a
beautiful day of September 16th, in
It was on
a rainy September 16tth day, in Sighet.
Being the only English speaker in town, I
was called to translate for a small group
of academics by the mayor. Shortly after I
have met James Wilkie, and James Platler,
the two American professors from UCLA, I
realized I could leave and that I was
meant to see the world.
two professors were doing a study on
the effects of the Cold War in
my observations and my truths to James
Wilkie, as I saw a kindred spirit in him
the moment I have first talked to him.
Many of my thoughts were very valuable to
Dr Wilkie, who then asked me to guide the
academic group through Eastern Europe.
The academics were traveling in a German
Opel (a U.S. made car). I took them to the
Museum of my friend, Ms. Mihaly de Apsa,
in my hometown, Sighet. We then went to
the Merry Cemetery, the unique “happy
cemetery” in the world.
start by explaining the places I went in
1991, mainly one of the most beautiful
part of Romania, through Pasul
Prislop. We then continued and went
together around Romania, visited the
monasteries of Moldova, C-lung
Moldovenesc, Suceava, Sucevita and Agapia
monasteries. Then we went to Lacul Rosu.
We took the scenic road to Cluj Napoca,
where I was trying to get the plane in
order to fly out to Paris, in France. I
had all the visas. But there was no
flight. Nobody took credit cards at that
point in Romania. James Wilkie taught me
what CREDIT was.
I fell in love with Jim Wilkie. After this
I am going to call him JW.
deeply in love with James Wilkie, whom has
hired me as a guide.
explained to Prof James the failed
privatization process in Transylvania, he
said: “call me Jim”, which made
conversation much easier, on a first
very adament on leaving the country, we
finally left for Budapest after the
airport visit in Cluj Napoca. There were
no planes there whatsoever. So, Dr James
Platler was driving strong, and in 2 days
we got through Budapest, finally, and then
got out towards Austria and Germany.
Dr James Platler, Jim’s colleague was
worried that I was a spy that is because
everywhere we went, we received special
private rooms, and great Hotel deals, plus
good lunches at the Monastery, where I was
a good friend with the Mother Superior.
after reflecting on the situation, James
decided to help me get out of Romania. In
Budapest I obtained the Austrian visa,
where I needed a simple transit visa.
James Wilkie had tremendous confidence. He
was irradiating confidence.
getting the Austrian visa, we next
travelled to Kobentzl, overlooking
Salzburg, in Austria talking about the
global economy. We even spent most of
our time down Salzburg city, taking
pictures, and JW was teaching me
constantly economics, how the world of
development worked: finances, credit,
and interest. JP had
more faith in me than ever.
went to Munich, where we celebrated
decided to stay in the West, which is in
France. I had my family friends waiting
for me. I took the plane to Paris, from
Munich, to fly out to Bordeaux to meet the
family, which invited me to France. JW had
to go back to teach. He promised he would
return for me soon. I was already missing
James W., hardly had he disappear from my
sight at the Paris Airport when we
separated that year, in 1991.
weeks in Bordeaux, JW came to visit me.
After one year in France, in Paris, I was
refused asylum in France. The national
security Bureau headed by a Gris guy
(security officer) was constantly menacing
me…with turning me back.
JW returned for me and arranged with
Gerard Chaliand so that security won’t
meddle constantly in my life, and I could
leave for the United States, moving
towards freedom faster than ever imagined
by me. It was a very wonderful fall, in
Bordeaux, so we drove to see all the
castles along the Loire River.
trip was to and along the river of LOIRE;
we left in September, and came back in
December. Then we went to Paris, and
visited the Versailles, Champs Elysee, the
Montmartre, and Montparnasse. We had
everything to ourselves, and then we went
to the beautiful port of Marseille, while
listening to the PASTORALES, and exploring
the beautiful green lands of France.
In Marseille we stayed at the Sofitel, JW
was overlooking the Bay, into the icy cold
town. And we went to the COTE Azure. We
stayed at Hotel Welcome. Then rode over
the serpentined Cornish roads, overlooking
the Mediterranean, Cap Ferrat, and Monaco.
Then Jim W. had to fly out to teach again,
and I flew back to Bordeaux, where I took
numerous courses in European Union
Regulations for the environment, and
sustainability. I was deeply in love with
In Bordeaux France, 1992
Life with the nuns in Bordeaux, France,
the city of Commerce, was excellent. The
mother superior took me to Toulouse
Lautrec’s castle, and swam in the Atlantic
Ocean. Then I flew to meet Jim in NICE, in
It is now
another beautiful stay at WELCOME, in
Beaulieu sur Mer.
James came back 10 weeks later, when
getting a break from UCLA teaching. So,
the second time together, we travelled to
Carcassonne, a fortified city, through
Andorra (a gambling center, in the
Pyrenees’) Mountains. The Principality of
Andorra was rich and ostentatious with
baroque buildings. And gorgeous La
Rochelle, a beautiful Bay, nested in the
entered into Spain, toward Madrid, and
stayed at Hotel Paris for a week, in the
center of Madrid. We were studying the
Spanish cultures, and later, I had a great
background in the Peninsular thinking of
the Spanish conquistadors. Major Spanish
cities are named after in Mexico.
Toledo, we enjoyed the charales in the
main plaza. Morelia, in the state of
Michoacán reminded me of Toledo later on.
We left to Toledo, the town of knives, and
then headed to the town of Trujillo. In
Trujillo we went and took pictures while
walking on the red roofs of houses,
perfectly lined up for us to walk.
great pride that I was free and nobody
minded my business for the first time in
my life. Jim and I, we were only taking
care of one another.
up to the Devil’s Throat (a town deep in a
canyon, tucked into the mountains) to
continue up in the mountains, and then
went down to a walled town of Avila, to
Trujillo, and continued to rainy Madrid.
Then we headed toward El Escorial, the
monastery, and then JW flew out of Madrid.
I took the plane to France, and in
Bordeaux I joined the nuns again, and
continued my studies of Folklore at the
University of Bordeaux, where I was
writing about the mythical Lilith.
To paint it in a picture of words, I am
flashing out the pageant, of that
beautiful Catholic Church, as we went down
from La Rochelle, along the clean river,
and the gorges of the Pyrenees Mountains
Out of many, Switzerland is my favorite
European country; the majestic mountains
and the rivers impressed me.
Rosa’s Peak and Matterhorn were absolutely
fabulous, left us breathless, and the
chalet Michabell was looking down on
Italy. The view out of the window was that
of Matterhorn Mountain in Zermatt.
enjoyed the lovely scenery in Luzern, and
Interlaken, with the beautiful lake with
little bridges leading up to the center,
all dressed up in geranium flowers.
Multicolored geraniums flowers were
hanging out from each houses’ window. The
beautiful trip was to go up on a chairlift
(teleferico) to wheel you up over the
meadows, seeing cattle and, magnificent
glorious view of the Swiss Mountains, and
the peaks. It is a very gentle and slow
In 1991 in summer James and I left France
for the United States, more specifically
to Los Angeles that is to UCLA, where I
wanted to get my master’s degree in
In L.A. I
have arrived just in time to witness the
1992 riots. We found a lovely place in
Marina Del Rey, where we stayed for a
week, and read all the books on Los
Angeles, and its diversity.
escaped from the bad world into the good
world. We loved each other so deeply.
OPENING PROFMEX To Russia And Eastern
we went to Russia and opened the PROFMEX
office with Boris Koval our Latin
Americanist, and great pianist, thus
marking the opening of PROFMEX to Eastern
Europe. Publications followed.
went to Hungary and opened a PROFMEX
office in Budapest, the capital on the
majestic Danube River.
academics were curios about Mexico, and
its leadership in Free Trade. And special
trade regions, how Mexico has become the
linchpin for trade in the western
hemisphere, and NAFTA was in works.
Determined to continue my education, we
moved into Westwood and enrolled into the
UCLA’s Master program in the summer of
2004. I graduated soon after in 2005, but
no family was present, as my mother died
of a heart attack, and could never travel
by plane. Prof James was there for me, and
so was Aida Mostkoff of PROFMEX, with
flowers; an unforgettable uplifting moment
Attending Conferences and seminars on free
trade, and managed trade was a full time
job now, in the big family that was UCLA
for me. We went to a great Conference in
Toronto where I could also see my uncle
who fled Europe from the Russians. My
uncle Nicholas Lazin, who has fled to
Hungary in 1947, and settled down in
Oshawa, Canada, invited me to visit,
Oshawa, and the General Motors Plant,
where he worked for over 40 years. It was
wintertime in Canada, and it was a harsh
experience staying there and getting
accustomed again to cold weather. It just
does not work with me; we don’t mix, the
cold weather and me, it was as simple as
Discovering new places and peoples.
It was a good feeling escaping Ceausescu’s
tyranny and discovering the hidden side of
the word. I realized how we lived in the
dark for 20 years, and one does not be the
prisoner of their own thoughts and limited
spirit of the others, living the same
nightmare, as I did back in Romania.
I enjoyed the nuns in Bordeaux; they were
free spirits and happy women, with a great
sense of humor especially the Mother
Superior. In France we even visited
Toulouse Lautrec’s castle, and spent good
times on the beach where the Atlantic
Ocean met the Pacific Ocean. I had spent
unforgettable moments of discovery, and
fraternization with the nuns.
But the most beautiful place on earth is
Mexico’s Morelia Michoacán. Then Mexico
D.F. Even though the air is too polluted
in Teotihuacan, I have found Mexico D.F. a
nice city, so we travelled around Mexico
D.F. and finally visited the Pyramid of
the Sun, the pyramid of the Moon, and I
found this sacred place a nice place for
After having worked a long time on getting
a Mexican passport, I discovered Mexico as
the most beautiful country on earth. Its
diversity is mind-boggling. James and I
went to Mexico every month for the past 24
years, except for this year.
But as all ironies are happening, when I
arrived to L.A., the riots were in
It took 8 years of College and University
learnings with James Wilkie to better
understand the Los Angeles riots for me.
James taught me in 1992 that there were no
black or white issues, but there are the
“greys” in life too.
he taught me life-skills, like e.g. how to
balance a checkbook, and how to swim. And
how to be the best version of myself. All
these are very important things for
survival in the 21st century.
After graduating from UCLA, my
self-development took me again to Toronto
to see my uncle Nicholas, and cousin
Caroline Lazin. I started teaching History
pretty soon, when I returned to UCLA as a
Teaching Assistant for 4 years, during my
MA and Doctoral Program.
After 2 years in the Doctoral Program in
History at UCLA, I graduated in 2001, in
January. After graduation I have published
my Doctoral thesis, and a second book on
the bright and dark sides of Globalization
with Dr James W Wilkie, Professor at UCLA.
Our books are widely read around the world
and are used to teach Courses at College
and University levels. To get the books we
have written together with James Wilkie,
download them from the PROFMEX website.
After 9/11 the whole world has changed.
And this will be the topic for another
book. A book in which we are still
research/investigate what has changed
exactly in these 25 years in Los Angeles,
and how change has impacted us, at
PROFMEX. We, James and I want to come more
often to Mexico. I have been teaching a
course on Globalization and its impact on
Mexico and the world of Free Trade, or
managed trade in 2012 and we stellarly did
it irregardless of what the press was
saying about TJ. The other course we
co-taught in Cancun, at the Universidad de
Quintana Roo. It was a great success. I
miss the peaceful time in Mexico and the
U.S. I miss the indigenous people’s
traditions and customs. I am now focusing
on writing a new Chapter of our lives,
with Prof. James Wilkie, and my resolve is
growing as per why we are we missing those
good things of the past (rituals,
customs), as a collective. That is we are
together bent on recovering the collective
memory of our academic freedom.
And here we are now, paying tribute to
James Wilkie the man and the Academic of
the Century! Thank you, Jim! Vivat