Public Lecture by dr. Daniel Hamilton “The state of transatlantic relations and the possible impact of US presidential elections”
Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University invites to the public lecture by dr. Daniel Hamilton, public lecture “The state of transatlantic relations and the possible impact of US presidential elections” which will take place September 26 (Monday), 5 p.m., room 402.
This program is made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF). For more information about BAFF scholarships and speaker support, visit www.balticamericanfreedomfoundation.org.
Public Lecture by dr. Peter Plenta "Kyrgyzstan: The Island of Democracy, Instability and Unpredictability in Central Asia”
IIRPS VU invites to the lecture by dr. Peter Plenta about “Kyrgyzstan: The Island of Democracy, Instability and Unpredictability in Central Asia”. Kyrgyzstan, the small and underdeveloped state in the heart of Asia, received the attention of academicians due to its “different story.” The country once called “Switzerland of Central Asia,” is now better known because of two revolutions and ethnic clashes. However, the country develops democratic/pluralistic political system with small but active non-governmental sector since 2010. We will focus on three aspects of the “different story”:
1. Openness to foreign ideas (with the focus on ideas coming from Russia)
2. Why authoritarianism in Kyrgyzstan failed (both soft and hard version)
3. Recent development and future of the country
Lecture will take place October 5 (Wednesday), 3 p.m., room 401. It there will be a discussion moderated by lecturer of IIRPS VU assoc. dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas.
Public Lecture by Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr. Michael Møller "The UN in a World Full of Challenges"
Public Lecture by Clark S. Judge "Leadership in Contemporary International Politics: How Leaders Communicate"
Public Lecture by prof. Motohiro Tsuchiya "Japan's Response to Cyber Threats"
In the eyes of others
Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania Ms. Irena Degutienė
Today more than ever before not only knowledge but rather analitical skills and extensive erudition are requisite. In this Institute you will not only acquire knowledge, but what is more important - you will learn to reason.
Congratulatory speach at the Initium Semestri at the IIRPS VU
September 1st, 2011