Honors, awards, learned societies and associations

  • The Order of Merit for Lithuania Officer’s Cross, Lithuania (2015);
  • Honorary Degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Valahia University in Târgovişte, Romania (2014);
  • Giuseppe Acerbi Literary Prize (2013)
  • M. K. Ciurlionis foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Finland Luminary Award (2013);
  • Bradford University Doctor of Letters, United Kingdom (2011);
  • The Orange-Nassau Order Commander’s Cross, The Netherlands (2008);
  • IREX Research Grant, USA (1993–1994);
  • Fulbright Lecturing Grant, USA (1994);
  • The Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship, Sweden (1997–1998);
  • Visiting Professorship at Dickinson College, USA (1998–1999);
  • The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, UK (1999–2000);
  • Guest Professorship at the University of Uppsala, Sweden (2000);
  • Paschal P. Vacca Chair of Liberal Arts (Distinguished Visiting Professorship) at the University of Montevallo, Alabama, USA (2001–2002);
  • Fellowship at Collegium Budapest/Institute for Advanced Study, Hungary (1 October 2003–29 February 2004);
  • Guest Researchership at Stockholm University, Sweden (2004);
  • Scholarship at the Baltic Center for Writers and Translators in Visby, Sweden (2005, 2007);
  • The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Fellowship (2007–2008);
  • Lithuanian State Supreme Research Fellowship (2005–2006);
  • The Stasys Šalkauskis Award (2005);
  • The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Award for the Best Essays and TV Productions on Culture (2005);
  • Honors of the Scholar of the Year 2006 in Lithuania (nominated by Lithuanian Council of Research; the Lithuanian TV Award);
  • The title of the 2006 Person of Tolerance (nominated by the daily Klaipėda);
  • The title of the 2006 Kaunas Knight of Thought (nominated by the daily Laikinoji sostinė [Provisional Capital]; the City of Kaunas Award for the spread of liberal ideas).
  • Honors for the book Forms of Hatred: The Troubled Imagination in Modern Philosophy and Literature (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2003):  (1) VIBS-Value Inquiry Book Series Nomination for the Best Book in Social Philosophy in North America, Rodopi (2003); (2) VIBS 2003 Best Book Award:;  
  • Honors for the book Loyalty, Dissent, and Betrayal: Modern Lithuania and East-Central European Moral Imagination (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2005): AABS- International Association for Advancement of Baltic Studies Nomination for the Best Book in Baltic Studies (2004–2005).