Expert conference

Revision of political ideas in Lithuania, Europe and the World: Tendencies of political reality and it's analysis

Also this year the Institute of International Relations and Political Science in cooperation with KAF organizes an yearly conference on important political and political-theory issues.

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Programm

09.00 – 09.20Opening of the conference:

Prof. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Director VU TSPMI

Irmina Matonytė, President of Lithuanian Political Scientists Association

Andreas M. Klein, Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V. in the Baltic States(tbc)

Nomination of the best political science publication 2010

PANEL I: POLITICS AND IDEOLOGY: REVISION OF VALUES IN TODAY'S WORLD

Moderation: Inga Vinogradnaitė, VU TSPMI

09.20 – 10.40Why does value-oriented thinking destroy politics?

Prof. Alvydas Jokubaitis, VU TSPMI

Do we need revision of liberal ideas?

Simona Merkinaitė, Doctorate student VU TSPMI

What democracy? What society? Inter-war period civic ideas in Lithuania and documents of exile-thinkers.

Assoc. Prof. Algimantas Jankauskas, VU TSPMI

Right-wing Extremism in Europe and Lithuania: Factors of popularity and future perspectives

Tomas Krilavičius, Lecturer at the Vytautas Magnus University

Vaidas Morkevičius, Research Fellow, Technical University Kaunas

10.40 – 11.00Discussion

PANEL II: SEARCH FOR IDENTITY AND REMEMBERANCE IN MIDDLE AND EASTERN EUROPE

Moderation: Prof. Irmina Matonytė, University of Management and Economics ISM

11.15 – 12.15Lithuanian national and political Identity in the context of globalization

Prof. Edita Gruodytė, Vytautas Magnus University

Laima Liutikienė, Research division, Cener for global responsibility (New Jersey USA)

Binding perceptions, separating meanings: Soverenity ideas in the Independence movement „Sąjūdis“

Justinas Dementavičius, Doctoral Student and Lecturer VU TSPMI

„Don't tell us, how to commemorate“: Ambitions of autonomous commemoration culture in Middle and Eastern Europe

Daiva Repečkaitė

12.15 – 12.30Discussion

PANEL III: PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ANALYSIS

Moderation: Prof. Evaldas Nekrašas, VU TSPMI

14.00 – 15.00Legitimization problems in the global politics era

Rasa Tirlytė - Zelenina, Klaipėda University

Global dscihad movement: Between "conspiracz" theorz and political reality

Egidijus Gailiūnas, Doctoral Student VU TSPMI

Friendship and Enemy dinamics in China-Japan relations

Justina Razumaitė, Doctoral Student at the Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas

15.00 – 15.15Discussion

PANEL IV: CONTINUATION AND CHANGE OF INSTITUTIONS IN POST-SOWJET COUNTRIES

Moderation: Algis Krupavičius, Head of Institute for Politics and public Management, Technical University Kaunas

15.30 – 16.50Change tendencies in the structure and actions of Lithuanian state institutions: Problems, achievments, experience and suggestions

Assoc. Prof. Vitalis Nakrošis, VU TSPMI

Žilvinas Martinaitis, VU TSPMI

Continuation of Sowjet times in the new agenda: institutional nostalgy and commemoration wars in post-sowjet Lithuania

Vilius Ivanauskas, VU TSPMI

EU neighborhood: lessons learned, hard power and legitimation

Klaudijus Maniokas, Head, European Social, Legal and Econimic Projects (ESTEP)

National preferencies of new EU-Member States and negotiations after EU admission: Baltic States – Ipassive policy initiators or followers

Prof. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Director VU TSPMI

16.50 – 17.10Discussion

17.20 – 18.00LPA Election and Summing up conference


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Venue

Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Volieciu St. 10, Vilnius