Conferences, Seminars, Lectures

2018-09-19 00:00:01

Ex-Premier Kubilius @ Conf: Integration, Sovereignty, Identities - Sept. 19th

europos-likimas-integracija-suverenumastapatumai-4163 Sept. 19th, 2018, Lithuania's ex-Premier Andrius Kubilius participated in the conference, " Fate of Europe: Integration, Sovereignty, Identities" at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU). He took part in a panel discussion and discussed: "The Myth of the Loss of Sovereignty and the Future of European Politics."

MRU's Rector Assoc. Prof. Algirdas Monkevičius delivered the welcome address.

The conference dealt with how to reconcile European and nationalism matters and try to determine what it means to be a European or a Lithuanian.

Conference Programme:


✅ 9:20 — Mykolas Romeris University Rector Assoc. Prof. Algirdas Monkevičius delivered Welcome Address

✅ 9:30 — II MAIN SESSION: Europe and Nationality

Paulius Gritėnas (Editor,
Andrius Kubilius (Lithuania's Seimas): “The Myth of the Loss of Sovereignty and the Future of European Politics”
Assoc. Prof. Nerija Putinaitė (Vilnius University): “Europeanism and Nationality: Are They Really Incompatible?"
Discussions by:
Andrius Grodis (Vilnius University)
Benas Brunalas (MRU)

✅ 11:30 — BREAK

✅ 11:45 — PARALLEL SESSION I: Europe as an Economic Association

Justinas Mickus (Princeton University)
Dr. Povilas Lastauskas (Bank of Lithuania): “Convergence With and Without the EU Common Market: Where Do European Countries Converge?"
Discussions by:
Prof. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas (Vilnius University)
Dr. Raimondas Kuodis (Bank of Lithuania)

✅ 11:45 — PARALLEL SESSION II: Europe as a Legal Union

Dr. Paulius Čelkis (attorney)
Prof. Vytautas Šlapkausas (MRU): "The Role of Law Forming Lithuania's Open Society”
Discussions by:
Assoc. Prof. Rūta Petkuvienė (Vilnius Regional Court)
Assoc. Prof. Ieva Deviatnikovaitė (MRU)

✅ 13:15 — LUNCH

✅ 14:30 — II MAIN SESSION: European Identity
Simona Merkinaitė (Vilnius University,
Prof. Vytautas Ališauskas (Vilnius University): "European History: Were We Always Europeans?”
Assoc. Prof. Povilas Aleksandravičius (MRU): "Why Openness is the Constant of European Thought?"
Discussions by:
Prof. Dalius Jonkus (Vytautas Magnus University)
Prof. Andrius Bielskis (MRU)

✅ 16:30 — Conclusion: Laurynas Peluritis (Vilnius University)

✅ The Conference was part of Lithuania's Research Council's financed programme's "Modernity in Lithuania" and its research project, „European Identity as the Essential Factor for Formation of an Open Society in Lithuania: Philosophical Analysis and Legal Interpretation." (Agreement No. S-MOD-17-19).