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L. Donskis named among key figures of past 30 years in Lithuania

L. Donskis named among key figures of past 30 years in Lithuania

March 09, 2020

Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, chairman of the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas, as well as Presidents Valdas Adamkus and Algirdas Brazauskas have been named the most prominent figures in Lithuania over the past three decades, according to a delfit.lt/Reitingai survey. Landsbergis received 412 votes, Adamkus got 403 and Brazauskas was picked by 379 people. They are followed by ex-President Dalia Grybauskaite (364), basketball players Arvydas Sabonis (310), philosopher Leonidas Donskis (289), poet Justinas Marcinkevicius (282), singer Vytautas Kernagis (260), MEP Andrius Kubilius (258) and singer Andrius Mamontovas (227).(Tęsti...)

Kaunas university to open late philosopher Donskis` office featuring his book collection

Kaunas university to open late philosopher Donskis` office featuring his book collection

September 12, 2019

Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) is opening on Thursday the Leonidas Donskis office featuring the late philosopher`s personal book collection and his creative legacy, VDU said. Preparations for the opening of the office took almost two years and involved bringing in 90 boxes of books from the home of Leonidas and Jolanta Donskis. (Continue...)

Leonidas Donskis Memorial Conference Will Focus on the Other Russia

Leonidas Donskis Memorial Conference Will Focus on the Other Russia

August 30, 2019

In honor and memory of Professor Leonidas Donskis, a prominent thinker, philosopher and beloved member of Vytautas Magnus University’s community, the VMU Andrei Sakharov Research Center for Democratic Development will organize a conference, Building Bridges: Thoughts about the Other Russia, which will be held at VMU Small Hall (28 S. Daukanto g., Kaunas) on Friday 20 September, from 10 a.m. The philosopher’s memory will also be honoured at a film screening and a concert. (Continue...)

Publications

War and Peace Eastern Europe: the Ukrainian Lessons

War and Peace Eastern Europe: the Ukrainian Lessons

February 05, 2015

This paper is based on the presentation made at the Fifth international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania A piece of culture, a culture of peace, re-imaging European communities in the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions, hosted by the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies and Valahia University of Târgovişte, August 17-19, 2014. (Continue...)

The dissonances of Realpolitik and human rights

The dissonances of Realpolitik and human rights

September 14, 2011

By Leonidas Donskis

The great Russian humanist, dissident and human rights defender Andrei Sakharov (1921–1989), whose 90th anniversary we marked on May 21, 2011, and in whose name the supreme EP award in the sphere of the defense of human rights was initiated, when asked about what kind of universal ideology could be adopted by humanity in the future, described the universality of human rights and our commitment to defend them as the only set of values and ideas capable of bridging the gulfs and reconciling the opposites. Otherwise, according to the patron saint of Russian and East European liberal dissent, we would be trapped in ideological fights and culture wars for the years and decades to come.(Tęsti...)

Neither Friend nor Enemy: Israel in the EU

Neither Friend nor Enemy: Israel in the EU

November 24, 2014

This summer I finished a five-year term as a member of the European Parliament (EP), so I was not as shocked as I might have been when, in July, Italian celebrity philosopher and fellow Member of Parliament Gianni Vattimo said that he “would like to shoot those bastard Zionists” and suggested that we Europeans ought to raise money “to buy more rockets for Hamas.” This was extreme even by the standards of the European political and academic elites. (Continue...)



LEONIDO DONSKIO KADENCIJA EUROPOS PARLAMENTE
(2009-2014)