SE SU Baltic Society cordially invites everyone to the lecture by Dr. Leonidas Donskis 'Who Are We Nowadays - Locals and Globals'. After the lecture everyone is welcome to join Dr. Donskis and members of the society for an informal evening at a nearby pub, exact location TBC.
Agenda, MAY 1st 2014:
18:00 Opening of the doors
18.30 Start of the lecture
20:00 Informal evening at a pub with Dr. Donskis, venue TBC closer to the date
Room CLM3.02 (3rd floor)
LSE Celement House on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/InI6E
Closest tube stations: Holborn, Temple
We would kindly ask everyone to register their interest by buying a FREE OF CHARGE ticket via the LSESU ticketing system https://www.lsesu.com/events/6210/2781/
One person can buy more than a single ticket!
The event is capped at 120 attendees. Places will be filled on first-come first-served basis. Priority will be given to the ticket holders who arrive on time.
Dr. Leonidas Donskis, (Lithuania), elected to the European Parliament in 2009, has a background as an academic with PhDs from the Department of Philosophy in Vilnius (1990) and another from the Department of Social and Moral Philosophy of the University of Helsinki (1999). He also received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Bradford in 2010. He was Professor and Dean at the Vytautas Magnus University School of Political Science and Diplomacy, in Kaunas, Lithuania before being elected to the European Parliament. He is also a visiting professor in several universities, including Bologna, Helsinki, and Tallinn. Leonidas was author and host of the highly popular cultural programme "Be pykčio" ("Pique-free") on the Lithuanian national television LTV (2003-2009).
As an academic Donskis has written and edited over thirty books, half of them in English, combining political theory, history of ideas, philosophy of culture, and philosophy of literature. His books are translated in 15 languages. Among his well known works are: Modernity in Crisis: A Dialogue on the Culture of Belonging (2011), Power and Imagination: Studies in Politics and Literature (2008), and Forms of Hatred: Troubled Imagination in Modern Philosophy and Literature (2003). Most recently, he has co-authored a book with the eminent sociologist Dr. Zygmunt Bauman Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity (2013).