Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS VU) together with Embassy of Israel in Vilnius invites to the public lecture by prof. Shlomo Avineri “The Global Challenges to Liberal Democracy”. Event will take place Monday, 24th of April, at 5:00 p.m., IIRPS VU (Vokiečių g. 10), room 402.
Shlomo Avineri is Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He served as Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He is currently Recurring Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest. He has been recently elected to the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Krakow.
In 1996 he received the Israel Prize, the country’s highest civilian decoration.
He held visiting appointments at Yale, Cornell, University of California, Oxford, Australian National University, Cardozo School of Law, as well at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Brookings Institution (both in Washington DC), the Institute of World Economics and International Relation (IMEMO) in Moscow and Collegium Budapest.
After the fall of communism, he participated in democracy development programs and election monitoring in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Among his books, which have been translated into many languages, are: The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx, Hegel’s Theory of the Modern State, Israel and the Palestinians, The Making of Modern Zionism, Moses Hess: Prophet of Communism and Zionism, Communitarianism and Individualism (with Avner de-Shalit) and Herzl: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State.