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The First Prize of Philosopher Leonidas Donskis Awarded to Historian prof. Saulius Suziedelis

The First Prize of Philosopher Leonidas Donskis Awarded to Historian prof. Saulius Suziedelis

February 26, 2018

For long-term efforts to strengthen civil awareness and tolerance, as well efforts to defend human rights, start and support of dialogue among those who think differently Sugihara Foundation – Diplomats for Life has awarded the first prize of Leonidas Donskis to professor in history Saulius Suziedelis. (Continue...)

Kaunas plans to erect statue to late philosopher Donskis

Kaunas plans to erect statue to late philosopher Donskis

May 24, 2017

Lithuania`s second-biggest city of Kaunas is planning to put up a statue of Leonidas Donskis, a prominent Lithuanian philosopher who died of a heart attack last year.(Tęsti...)

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry Honours The Memory Of Leonidas Donskis

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry Honours The Memory Of Leonidas Donskis

May 18, 2017

On 17 May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania held a solemn event in memory of Prof. Leonidas Donskis and celebrated his contribution to the spread of European values. One of the halls at the Foreign Ministry was named the `Europe Hall` to remind our future generations about the values Prof. Donskis cherished.(Tęsti...)

Publications

What Happened to Us?

What Happened to Us?

April 15, 2010

By Leonidas Donskis
During a recent conference on human rights and values in Lithuania and in the EU, the question was asked whether our values in Lithuania are the same as those in the EU. This is hardly  an irrelevant question keeping in mind what happened in Vilnius on March 11. A group of young people was marching in the city center celebrating the Independence Day of Lithuania with the sinister slogan “Lithuania for Lithuanians.”(Tęsti...)

A Crisis of Liberalism?

A Crisis of Liberalism?

December 25, 2011

The political matrix of Central and Eastern Europe opening up the political space for a bipartisan system with no authentic niche left for the liberals, allowed some catch-it-all or pocket parties set up by the new tycoons and those seeking political revenge to pass for liberal forces — and this was the real tragedy. (Read more...)

The Tragedy of Syria: Three Lessons We Have to Draw

The Tragedy of Syria: Three Lessons We Have to Draw

October 07, 2013

What is happening in Syria is already a humanitarian catastrophe: millions of refugees, the toll of dead reaching more than one hundred thousand people, and most cynical use of the weapons of mass destruction by Bashar al-Assad’s regime against civilians, everything being likely to go with impunity ending up in what al-Assad overtly considers a cosmetic attack from the USA. (Tęsti..)