On 23 June 2010, Mr. Dragoş Paul Aligică (George Mason University, SUA) participated as lecturer in the workshop entitled The Methodology of Studying Communism. The Social Science Perspective. The event took place at the IICCMER’s headquarters. Professor Vladimir Tismăneanu (University of Maryland, SUA), president of the Scientific Council of the IICCMER, and Mr. Mihail Neamţu, scientific director of the IICCMER, contributed as well to the works of the Conference.