Leonidas Donskis, a Lithuanian philosopher, political theorist and member of European Parliament. Photo Credit: Jolanta Donskiene. (Click on image to download larger file.)
The University of Illinois at Chicago will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its endowed chair in Lithuanian studies with a reception and talk by Leonidas Donskis, a Lithuanian philosopher, political theorist and member of European Parliament.
3 p.m. – Conferral of Honors
4 p.m. – Lecture
UIC Student Center East
Illinois Rooms B and C
750 S. Halsted St.
In 1984, an endowed chair in Lithuanian studies became the first externally funded chair at UIC.
In honor of the anniversary, the Office of the Chancellor, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and its School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics will host an event to thank the Lithuanian community and contributors to the endowment for their support and partnership.
Featured speaker Leonidas Donskis will present a lecture titled “A Truly European Story: Lithuania in the 21st Century World.”
Donskis has written and edited more than 30 books exploring political theory, the history of ideas, the philosophy of culture, and the philosophy of literature. In 2004, the European Commission awarded him the title of Ambassador for Tolerance and Diversity in Lithuania.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required by Feb. 26. For more information or to RSVP, contact Heather Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 413-4927.
Event co-sponsors from UIC are the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Public and Government Affairs, the department of Slavic and Baltic languages and literatures, the UIC Fund for Polish-Jewish studies, the Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center, and the Institute for the Humanities.