Activities

Since April 1, 2017, the research project "European identity as an essential factor of the construction of open society in Lithuania: philosophical analysis and juridical interpretation" is realized in Values laboratory. The project is founded by the program of Research Council of Lithuania "Modernity in Lithuania" (MOD-17029). The research leader is assoc. prof. dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius (Mykolas Romeris University), the other members of the researcher group are prof. dr. Vytautas Šlapkauskas (Mykolas Romeris University) and dr. Camille Riquier (Catholic University of Paris).

On 25 September 2018, the vice-rector of Catholic Institute of Paris dr. Camille Riquier delivered a public lecture "Henri Bergson and his conception of open society".

On 19-21 September 2018, a scientific conference "The destiny of Europe: integration, sovereignty, identities" was held in Mykolas Romeris university. A famous Lithuanian  philosophers, political scientists, economists, lawyers, historians, politics read their papers: Andrius Kubilius, Nerija Putinaitė, Benas Brunalas, Andrius Grodis, Paulius Gritėnas, Povilas Lastauskas, Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Raimondas Kuodis, Justinas Mickus, Vytautas Šlapkauskas, Ieva Deviatnikovaitė, Rūta Petkuvienė, Paulius Čelkis, Vytautas Ališauskas, Simona Merkinaitė, Dalius Jonkus, Andrius Bielskis, Povilas Aleksandravičius. A guest speaker, the vice-rector of Catholic Institute of Paris dr. Camille Riquier made his presentation on the topic "Open society and Christianism". 

On 10 April, 2018, dr. Valery Yevarouski from the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Science of Belarus delivered a public lecture "Alcoholic experience: from existential phenomenology to neuroscience and back again".

On 22 March, 2018, the Center for Aristotelian Studies and Critical Theory was opened. The leader of the Center is prof. Andrius Bielskis. Ambassador of Greece in Lithuania dr. Vassiliki Dicopoulou, Rector of Mykolas Romeris university assoc. prof. Algirdas Monkevičius, vice-minister of Education and science dr. Giedrius Viliūnas, dr. Eleni Leontsini and prof. Tatjana Aleknienė spoke at the opening.

On March 21, 2018, a poetical afternoon ARS POETICA was held at the university. This event marked a World Poetry Day and the Days of the Lithuanian Language. A poet Valdas Daškevičius read his poems and a singer Ilona Papečkytė sang her poetical songs. The event was organized and presided by prof. Rūta Brūzgienė.

On March 16, 2018, the head of laboratory assoc. prof. Povilas Aleksandravičius delivered a public lecture "How we perceive the Europe? The destiny of the Open Society". During the lecture a passionate discussion has aroused.

On March 15, 2018, a new book of professor emeritus Bronislovas Kuzmickas "Between the neighbours and in the World" was presented to the academic public. Rector of Mykolas Romeris University assoc. prof. Algirdas Monkevičius and the members of Values Research Laboratory prof. Saulius Kanišauskas, dr. Lilijana Astra spoke at the event. The event was presided by the head of Laboratory assoc. prof. Povilas Aleksandravičius.

On December 20, 2017, a member of laboratory prof. Saulius Kanišauskas presented his book "Atsibusk, Kalistratai". The event was presided by Jonas Endrijaitis, and assoc. prof. Lora Tamošiūnienė, assoc. prof. Marija Vabalaitė, assoc. prof. Povilas Aleksandravičius were speaking.

On December 19, 2017, a member of laboratory prof. Vytautas Šlapkauskas read a public lecture "The contemporary tendencies of open society in Lithuania from the perspective of sociology of law". There was a discussion after the lecture. 

On October 26-27, 2017, an international interdisciplinary scientific conference "Dynamics of Religion in Culture: Interactions of Identities and their Expression" was held in Mykolas Romeris unoversity. The principle organizer and coordinator of this event was Values laboratory, the president of scientific and organizational committee was prof. dr. Rūta Brūzgienė. Nearly 20 participants have come from foreign countries. The presentations were also made by members of Values laboratory Povilas Aleksandravičius, Rūta Brūzgienė, Saulius Kanišauskas, Evaldas Juozelis, Liudmila Mockienė, Vytautas Šlapkauskas, Ihsan Dilecki, Andrius Sprindžiūnas, Lilijana Astra. 

On October 11, 2017, a presentation of the book "Knowledge as value and values in knowledge" was held in Mykolas Romeris University. Some of the authors of this scientific research book are the members of Values Laboratory: Saulius Kanišauskas, Povilas Aleksandravičius, Evaldas Juozelis, Lilijana Astra. The book was reviewed by Marija Vabalaitė. They and some other authors have spoken at the event - the philosopher Andrius Konickis (editor of the book), philosopher Vacys Bagdonavičius, historian of science Libertas Klimka, writer Vytautas Girdzijauskas, the president of scientific society "Žinija" Tatjana Simaškienė.

On April 27, 2017, the member of Values laboratory Rusnė Kregždaitė has obtained the doctoral degree in social sciences (economy). The title of her dissertation work is "The cultural and creative industries evaluation modelling in European Union countries". The director of dissertation is prof. dr. Eugenija Martinaitytė.

On the 10th of May, 2017 assoc. prof. dr. Ivana Tocak from J. J. Strossmayer University (Osijek, Croatia) delivered a lecture "Informed consent: legal and ethical aspects". After the presentation the meeting of the Lithuanian section of the International Association for the Philosophie of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) was held. The section is headed by assoc. prof. dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė.


On May 4, 2017, a seminar of semiotics research has been realized, guided by prof. dr. Arūnas Sverdiolas (Vilnius University), prof. dr. Dainius Vaitiekūnas (Lithuanian University of Educational Science), Miglė Anušauskaitė (The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore), Ksenija Kazarina (Klaipeda University). The event was organized by prof. dr. Rūta Brūzgienė.

On June 20, 2017, the lecture of the Institute of Political Sciences Benas Brunalas delivered a lecture "Does the homus economicus feel emotions? The perspectives of analysis of the emotions in the international politics".