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Prof. Sergei Guriev's open lecture "Growth Prospects and Challenges in Eastern Europe"

2017-09-20 Institute News

Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania invite you to prof. Sergei Guriev's lecture "Growth Prospects and Challenges in Eastern Europe".


EU-STRAT’s Midterm Conference forthcoming in October 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania

2017-07-05 Institute News

Institute of International relations and Political Science of Vilnius University together with 10 partners would like to invite you to the Midterm Conference of EU-STRAT Project. The Midterm Conference will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 5 - 6, 2017 (VU IIRPS Vokiečių str. 10, Vilnius, room 402).

EU-STRAT fully titled as “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment” is an international research project that studies the relationship between the European Union and the countries in the European Eastern neighbourhood. As EU-STRAT has been running since May 2016 and this midterm conference is dedicated to present EU-STRAT’s intermediary research findings, related to varieties of social orders in Eastern Partnership countries, interdependencies with and soft power by the EU and Russia, and feature insights and debates on the future of the Eastern Partnership. Bringing together participants from the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries, as well as third countries, project team seeks to continue raising awareness of EU-STRAT's research agenda, one which is highly relevant in today's political climate.

The midterm conference features keynote speeches by Leszek Balcerowicz (Professor at  the Warsaw School of Economics, former Advisor to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko) and Vassilis Maragos (European Commission, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations) followed by  the roundtable discussion on the future of the Eastern Partnership. Prof. Tanja A. Börzel (The Jean Monnet Chair at the Center for European Integration, the Freie Universität Berlin), Dr. Taras Kuzio (Center for Transatlantic Relations School of Advanced International Relations John's Hopkins University), Dzianis Melyantsou (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies) and Khatuna Salukvadze (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Lithuania) will be among the discussants. All project partners, invited guests, and interested public will have an opportunity to discuss EU-STRAT’s intermediary findings and debate its future research agenda throughout the conference.

Please find further information on EU-STRAT on our website

Please find the programme of the event here.

Please follow this link to register for the conference.


Screening of a documentary film “Encounter with a Lost Land”

2016-11-11 Institute News

“Encounter with a Lost Land” (62 min.), author Maryse Gargour. The film was made in Lebanon and France in 2013.

Jaffa, a Mediterranean port and one of the oldest cities in the world, is a place where people of many cultures and religions lived together. Through an artful montage of personal letters, diplomatic archives, consular correspondence, audio-visual footage, newspapers and interviews with the children of French diplomats and doctors who lived in Jaffa, filmmaker Maryse Gargour takes us on an encounter with a lost land – Palestine from 1928 to 1952. Archival materials and first-hand testimonies paint a picture of life in Jaffa at a fateful time in the history of the country.

Movie is in French with English subtitles. 

Screening of a movie will take place on Monday, 28 November at 6 pm. at Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University, Vokiečių str. 10, Conference Room 402.


Baltic Media Seminar

2015-02-26 Institute News

On March 12 (Thursday) Embassy of Latvia in Lithuania together with the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS) invite to participate in the Baltic Media Seminar, which will take place at the premises of IIRPS (Vokieciu st. 10, Vilnius) (Room 402), from 9 a.m. to 15:30 p.m. 

The event will consist of three panels, during which the new challenges created by the information war, broadcasting regulation in Baltic states and possibilities of Cooperation in Baltic media space will be discussed. The event is supported and will be opened by H.E. Speaker of the Parliament of Latvia Mrs. Ināra Mūrniece.


25 Years of Inspiration! 25th anniversary of Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University

2017-02-01 Institute News

Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS VU) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on 7th of February, 2017.

It will be a whole week of festivities at our Institute on 6th-10th of February. We have an idea to share inspirational stories of our staff, alumni, friends and partners. During the week, there will be 25 meetings with inspiring people from our community who will give short 25 minute speeches. They will share their interests, experiences, struggles and success stories.

We are happy to invite to the meeting with, H.E. Ambassador of United States of America Ms. Anne Hall on Thursday, 9 February at 11:25 a.m. Madam Ambassador will give a talk on topic "Be open to unexpected".

On Friday we welcome you to join our birthday reception at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, which will take start at 6:00 p.m. on 10th of February, 2017.

Reception will be followed by the party at the „Tamsta“ club (A.Strazdelio str. 1, Vilnius) from 9 p.m. and will extend late into the night. IIRPS Studens and Alumni band, and special guest, DJ Gintaras, will be performing. Entrance fee - 5€. 

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