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Lecture "India's Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities"

2015-11-09 Institute News

We kindly invite you to the lecture "India's Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities" by prof. Aparajita Gangopadhyay from Goa University which will take place on November 25 at 11:30 in the conference hall of the Institute (4th floor).

In her lecture prof. Gangopadhyay will talk about the problems and successes of the contemporary Indian foreign policy, discuss the role of BRICS, and provide her take on the possible international development of the country.


Films about US Presidential Elections

2016-10-14 Institute News

Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius university together with US Embassy in Vilnius invite you to the film sessions based on topic about US Presidential Elections. There will be four film sessions which will be followed by a discussion together with lecturers from the Institute. 

Those film sessions are free. 

6th of October - "WAG the DOG";

20th of October - "The Candidate";

27th of October - "All the President's Men";

3rd of November - "Swing Vote".


Focus on V4: Seminar about Visegrad Group co-operation

2017-05-05 Institute News


Open seminar about The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia co-operation within the Visegrad Group is a joint project initiated and realised by the Polish Institute in Vilnius in co-operation with Czech, Hungarian and Polish embassies, Slovak Embassy in Riga and the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of the Vilnius University. The seminar will present tha background of V4 and cover the most important areas of co-operation, such as economy, energy, foreign and security policy, people-to-people contacts.

The seminar will take place on 10th of May 2017 at VU TSPMI in Vilnius.


Public Lecture by dr. Peter Plenta "Kyrgyzstan: The Island of Democracy, Instability and Unpredictability in Central Asia”

2016-09-16 Institute News

IIRPS VU invites to the lecture by dr. Peter Plenta about “Kyrgyzstan: The Island of Democracy, Instability and Unpredictability in Central Asia”. Kyrgyzstan, the small and underdeveloped state in the heart of Asia, received the attention of academicians due to its “different story.” The country once called “Switzerland of Central Asia,” is now better known because of two revolutions and ethnic clashes. However, the country develops democratic/pluralistic political system with small but active non-governmental sector since 2010. We will focus on three aspects of the “different story”:

1. Openness to foreign ideas (with the focus on ideas coming from Russia)

2. Why authoritarianism in Kyrgyzstan failed (both soft and hard version)

3. Recent development and future of the country

Lecture will take place October 5 (Wednesday), 3 p.m., room 401. It there will be a discussion moderated by lecturer of IIRPS VU assoc. dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas.


Lecture by Iranian American political activist Shahriar Ahy

2014-11-25 Institute News

IIRPS VU invites you to a lecture by Shahriar Ahy, Iranian American political activist. The subject of the session is "Why the West Failed to Win Hearts and Minds". It is why the West has failed to win hearts and minds on the Russian and Arabic information superhighways, even though these are not blocked as in China and Iran. The session concludes with a specific proposal, and will move to Washington for presentation before the new Congress in January. The lecture will take place December 2 (Tuesday) at IIRPS VU (Room 402) from 11.30 a. m.

The discussion will be conducted with scholars from IIRPS VU dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas and Ieva Koreivaitė.

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