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LEONIDAS DONSKIS

Teaching experience in universities abroad and Lithuania

Academic posts prior to the election to the EP:
Full-time appointment:
Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy at Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas, Lithuania.
Part-time appointments:
(1) Docent of Social and Moral Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, Finland; (2) Extraordinary Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Theory at Tallinn University, Estonia.

Teaching Experience in universities abroad and Lithuania:

1.  University of Klaipėda, Lithuania (1991–2006). Courses taught:

(a) Introduction to Philosophy;
(b) Philosophy of History;
(c) Philosophy of Culture;
(d) Social and Cultural Criticism;
(e) Ideologies and Utopias;
(f) Representations and Misrepresentations of the Other in Modern History and Historiography;
(g) Aesthetics;
(h) History of Ideas of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.  

2. Vilnius University, Lithuania (1991–1993 and 2005):

(a) Philosophy of History;
(b) Philosophy of Culture;
(c) Identity, Tolerance, and Modern Moral Imagination.

3. Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Lithuania (1991–1993):

Theories of Culture.

4. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania (1996):

Urban Philosophy.

 5. Estonian Institute of Humanities in Tallinn, Estonia (1993, 1995, and 1998):

(a) Theories of Culture;
(b) Comparative Theories of Civilization;
(c) Ideologies and Utopias;
(d) Social and Cultural Criticism.

6. University of Helsinki, Finland (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006):

(a) Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Lithuania: Politics and Culture;
(b) Between Identity and Freedom: Mapping Baltic Philosophy in the Twentieth Century;
(c) On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Moral Imagination and Social Criticism in Eastern Europe;
(d) Politics and Literature;
(e) Civilization Theories;
(f)  Modern Moral Imagination;
(g)  Philosophy of Literature.

7. Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, USA (1994 and 1998–1999):

(a) Comparative Theories of Civilization;
(b) East European Ideas of Utopianism;
(c) Philosophy of History: The Russian Case;
(d) Politics and Literature;
(e) Critics of Culture.

 8. University of Bradford, UK (1999–2000):

A graduate seminar in Central and East European studies (together with Professor John W. Hiden).

 9. University of Montevallo, Alabama, USA (2001–2002):

(a)  Critics of Culture;
(b)  Politics and Literature.

 10. University of Bologna-Forlì Campus, Italy (2007, 2008, 2009):
 (a) Politics and Literature: An East-Central European Perspective.

 11. Corvinus University of Budapest-Kőszeg Campus/ISES-The Institute for Social and European Studies, Hungary (2008):

Politics and Literature: An East-Central European Perspective.

 12. Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania (2002–2009)

 (a) Lithuania in the Twentieth Century: A Political and Cultural History;
 (b) Moral Imagination and Social Criticism in Eastern Europe;
 (c)  Politics and Literature;
 (d) Globalization and Its Discontents;
 (e) Social Criticism;
 (f)  Contemporary Issues in Aesthetics;
 (g) Contemporary Issues in Social and Political Philosophy;
 (h)  The Baltic States: Toward a New Regional Identity;
 (i)   Academic Writing.



LEONIDO DONSKIO KADENCIJA EUROPOS PARLAMENTE
(2009-2014)