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EESC has a new Acting Director

September 14, 2017, 16:20

From the end of August Dovilė Šukytė became the Acting Director of Eastern Europe Study Center. The change occurred due to EESC Director Linas Kojala winning the Fulbright scholarship and leaving to Harvard University, USA. 

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EESC presents monography on Russia's foreign policy January 06, 2017, 13:08
Eastern Europe Studies Centre presents a monography "Scenarios of Russia's Development: Implications for the Lithuanian and Regional Security", which is an outcome of a research funded by the Research Council of Lithuania.
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Baltic Security Situation: A Short Overview September 19, 2016, 11:54

Here we represent the text by EESC intern, which overviews the Baltic Security Situation though the perspective of relevant geopolitical events. The paper analyzes: which regional security threats are foreseen, which strategies to eliminate these threats are implemented and which questions are left behind the boundaries of discussions. The first part overviews two main factors of the threats to security: traditional military aggression of Russia and the company of hybrid war implemented by Kremlin. The second part shortly overviews the actions causing danger to security which are usualy ignored in the dominant discourse: it is economical, political and social climate of Baltic states as well as the lack of tri-pary cooperation.

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L. Kojala is the new Director of EESC July 04, 2016, 18:16

Linas Kojala has been named the new Director of Eastern Europe studies centre, starting from the July 1st, 2016. He replaces Acting Director dr. Laurynas Kasčiūnas, who will pursue a career in politics, though will stay in EESC as a Senior Analyst for the time being.

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International conference “Strengthening of the Social Resilience to Hybrid Challenges in the Baltic region” March 03, 2016, 12:44

The representatives of EESC have participated in the international conference “Strengthening of the Social Resilience to Hybrid Challenges in the Baltic region”, where the influence of rift between Russia and the West, and the threat to Baltic countries were discussed. The participants of the conference expressed concern and signed a call for strengthening cooperation between Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine, with the emphasis on determination of threats from Russia and development of deterrence instruments.

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Meeting in Trakai district Lentvaris “Versmės” gymnasium

February 06, 2018, 15:55
On February 6, the fourth meeting with senior students in Trakai district Lentvaris “Versmės” gymnasium took place. The purpose of these meetings is to encourage students to aim for their dreams and while doing so to contribute to breaking stereotypes that ethnic minorities in Lithuania have fewer rights and opportunities to succeed. A company of three Russian speaking comedians “Monday Show” was accompanied by Lithuanian journalist, who shared their encouraging stories filled with personal searches, among which changing carriers and countries of residence.
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Meeting in Vilnius “Šolomo Aleichemo ORT” gymnasium February 05, 2018, 15:40

On February 2, the third meeting with senior students in Vilnius “Šolomo Aleichemo ORT” gymnasium took place. The purpose of these meetings is to encourage young Lithuanian people, representatives of ethnic minorities, to realize their dreams and to contribute to breaking stereotypes in Lithuania related to the fact that representatives of minority representatives have fewer rights and opportunities to fulfill their dream and to become successful in the future.

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Meeting in Visaginas "Atgimimo" gymnasium January 24, 2018, 14:41
On January 23, the second meeting with senior students in Šiauliai “Santarvės“ gymnasium took place. The purpose of these meetings is to encourage young Lithuanian people, representatives of ethnic minorities, to realize their dreams and to contribute to breaking stereotypes in Lithuania related to the fact that representatives of minority representatives have fewer rights and opportunities to fulfill their dream and to become successful in the future.
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Meeting in Šiauliai “Santarvės“ gymnasium January 18, 2018, 13:29
On January 17, the first meeting with senior students in Šiauliai “Santarvės“ gymnasium took place. The purpose of these meetings is to encourage young Lithuanian people, representatives of ethnic minorities, to realize their dreams and to contribute to breaking stereotypes in Lithuania related to the fact that representatives of minority representatives have fewer rights and opportunities to fulfill their dream and to become successful in the future.
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Discussion “Russia's 2018 election and what to expect from Putin 4.0” January 11, 2018, 14:16

On January 11th EESC held a discussion “Russia's 2018 election and what to expect from Putin 4.0”, featuring Mr Konstantin von Eggert, a Russian journalist and political commentator currently affiliated with Russian television station Dozhd and German Deutsche Welle, also a member of the Chatham House, Mr Brian Whitmore, a senior Russia analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and author of The Power Vertical Blog, The Power Vertical Podcast, the Daily Vertical, and the Morning Vertical, all of which focus on Russian affairs, and Dr Vilius Ivanauskas, Senior Policy Analyst at EESC, and author of the EESC book “Scenarios of Russia’s Development: the Implications for Lithuanian and Regional Security” (available here). Discussion was moderated by Ms Dovilė Šukytė, Acting Director of EESC. During the event, the upcoming presidential election in Russia, the main actors in Putin’s Russia and how the existing system could evolve during the next few years were discussed.

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