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.
Languages: 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
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, September 2003