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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

Twenty Years since 13 January 1991:  Remembering the Winter of Our Discontents

Twenty Years since 13 January 1991: Remembering the Winter of Our Discontents

January 27, 2011

By Leonidas Donskis

Twenty years ago Lithuania paid the heavy price for having become the first rebellious and breakaway republic in the former Soviet Union. The kiss of death to the dying empire, the real coup de grâce dealt by a small country to the last colonial empire in Europe, albeit disguised as a legitimate heir to the ideals of the Enlightenment and also as a trailblazer to the Left in the world, signified the arrival of the new epoch.(Tęsti...)

Where does memory live?

Where does memory live?

January 25, 2012

By Leonidas Donskis

Once I became witness to a stunning dialogue between a celebrity jazz musician and the audience. It happened on October 22, 2006 during the show of Arturo Sandoval, a Cuban-born American jazz trumpeter, in the Kaunas Jazz festival, Lithuania. A most revealing dialogue occurred after a couple of opening pieces which proved Sandoval one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of our time.(Tęsti...)

Human Rights and Multiculturalism in Our Troubled World

Human Rights and Multiculturalism in Our Troubled World

September 19, 2011

By Leonidas Donskis

Human rights and multiculturalism are no longer values in the world today. They have turned into words opening the door to politics. While Western human rights activists and politicians engaged in defending human rights actively strive to make human rights a core aspect of foreign policies, the founding fathers of the Russian human rights movement, Andrei Sakharov and Sergei Kovalev, denied Realpolitik from the bottom of their hearts, trying to replace it with an alternative value-and-idea-system which they described as a new universal, non-ideological ideology. (Read more...)