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Upcoming Events

Speaker Date & Title  
Iveta Leitane, Juris Padegs Postdoctoral Associate in the Baltic Studies Program, Yale University


Thursday, March 28, 2024, 12:15 pm ET |  Luce Hall, Rm 203, 2nd fl, 34 Hillhouse Ave

Latvia’s Jewish Cultures before the Catastrophe

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Viktoras Bachmetjevas, Joseph P. Kazickas Associate Research Scholar in the Baltic Studies Program, Yale University; and Associate Professor at Vytautas Magnus University

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 12:15 pm ET | Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ) Rm 202, 2nd fl, 115 Prospect St.

On the Aporias of Victimhood: The Case of Lithuania

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Various Speakers

June 13-16, 2024 | Conference

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies 2024 Conference

“The Baltic Way: Unity and Giving Aid“

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Previous Events

Speaker Date & Title of Event  
Linda Kaljundi, Professor, Estonian Academy of Arts

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12:30pm ET | Luce Hall, Rm 202, 2nd Fl, 34 Hillhouse Ave

Decolonizing Eastern Europe: A Baltic Perspective on a Global Debate

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Arvydas Grišinas, Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Yale

Friday, February 16, 2024, 12:30 pm ET | Luce Hall, Rm 202, 2nd fl, 34 Hillhouse Ave

Memetic Politics: War and Peace “After Truth” 

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Various Speakers

February 7, 2024, 5:30pm ET | Luce Hall, Rm 203, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

“Remembering Vilna: The Jerusalem of Lithuania”

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Edward Cohn, Grinnell College

December 7, 2023, 3:00pm ET | Luce Hall, Rm 203, 34 Hillhouse Ave

“The Admonitory State: KGB Surveillance, Prophylactic Policing, and Political Control in the USSR’s Baltic Republics and Beyond”

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Leena Käosaar,  Juris Padegs Postdoctoral Associate

November 28, 2023, 12:15pm ET | Rosenkranz Hall, Rm 202, 115 Prospect Ave

“Adversity and Rhythms of the Everyday”

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Various Speakers

October 12-13, 2023 | Conference

Location: Oct 12 - Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall (120 High St.); Oct 13 - Luce Hall, Rm 203 (34 Hillhouse Ave)

Vilnius 700 Symposium

Watch Recordings of the Panels and Symposium Keynote  HERE

Arvydas Grišinas, Marci Shore, Bradley Woodworth, Viktoras Bachmetjevas

September 29, 2023, 10:30am to 1:30pm ET | Location: Luce Hall, Rm 203 |  Recording Link

Leonidas Donskis Memorial Seminar: Social Dialogue in Times of Troubled Identities

Seminar @ 10:30 am & Lunch @ 12:30 pm

Watch Recording

Read Recap Article - HERE

Photo Courtesy of the BNS (Baltic News Service)

Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 12:00 pm ET | Location: Luce Hall, Rm 202, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

“Interconnectivity and the Global Digital Agenda”  More Info

Egle Vitkute, a distinguished senior researcher and strategist 
Jonas Liugaila, a design strategy lead 
Dominykas Karpovic, an innovation lead and lectures at the ISM University
Zemartas Budrys, the sustainability lead
Justina Muliolyte, partner at PUPA

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:30 pm ET | Location: Rosenkranz Hall, (RKZ) Rm 202 (115 Prospect St.)

“The reborn Mariupol: creating the urban city vision”  More Info

Rūta Petkutė, Joseph P. Kazickas Postdoctoral Associate

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 4:00 pm ET | Location: Luce Hall, Rm 202 (34 Hillhouse Ave)

“Paradoxes of Neoliberal Politics in a Post-Communist Society”  More Info


March 2, 2023, 7:00 pm ET | Location: 53 Wall St., Auditorium

Film Screening: MARIUPOLIS 2 followed by a conversation with Marci Shore  More Info

Emilija Škarnulytė, an artist and filmmaker

February 2, 2023, 7:00 pm ET | Location: HQ (Humanities Quandrangle), Rm L02, 320 York St.

Film Screening: BURIAL followed by a conversation with Director and Writer Emilija Škarnulytė   More Info

Ingrid Ruudi, Juris Padegs Postdoctoral Associate

January 24, 2023, 4:00 pm ET | Location: Luce Hall, Rm 203 (34 Hillhouse Ave)

“Discipline and care: institutional spaces in Late Soviet Estonia”  More Info

Tilsi orphanage, screenshot from the film Naerata ometi (Well, Come On, Smile)
Dr. Christoph Dieckmann,  Professor Timothy Snyder , and Dr Bradley Woodworth

November 9, 2022, 5:00 pm ET | The Shoah in Lithuania: A Different Approach; New Insights“ 

Room location is Luce Hall, Rm 202, 2nd floor

Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Moderate by Professor Edyta Bojanowska

Monday, September 19, 2022 | A Conversation on the Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations and the Global Implications of Russia’s War in Ukraine

Watch live recording: HERE

Read the full program:  HERE

September 16-17, 2022 | Conference

 Ethnic Relations in the Baltic Reconsidered 

Register here for zoom
Register here for in-person attendance

Room location is Luce Hall, Rm 203, 2nd floor

Andis Kudors, George Washington University Friday, September 2, 2022 | Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Baltic Perspective. Register here for zoom and in-person location is Luce Hall, Rm 203, 2nd floor
Kristina Jõekalda, Spring 2022 Juris Padegs Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Baltic Studies Program Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | The Most Authentic Germans of All? Baltic German and Estonian Views on Heritage and Colonialism in the Early 20th Century
Jogilė Ulinskaitė, Spring 2022 Joseph P. Kazickas Associate Research Scholar, Yale Baltic Studies Program Thursday, May 5, 2022 | Narratives of Endurance and Loss in the Memory of Post-Communist Transformation in Lithuania

Saturday, April 9, 2022 | Film Screening:

Mr. Landsbergis

Location: HQ Rm L01 (320 York St)

Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram, Polish human rights lawyer and 2021 Yale World Fellow

Mauro Mondello, freelance reporter, war correspondent, documentary filmmaker; and 2020 Yale World Fellow

Maksimas Milta, MA Candidate in European & Russian Studies, Yale; and professional in higher education management, policy analysis, and media of Lithuania and Belarus

November 30, 2021 | Migration Crisis in the Belarusian Borderland

Co-Sponsored by the following MacMillan Center at Yale programs and area studies councils: European Studies Council; Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses; and Council on Middle East Studies

Una BergmaneUniversity of Helsinki September 29, 2021 | Politics of Uncertainty: the US, the Baltic Question, and the Collapse of the USSR” (Watch Video Recording)
Kaarel Piirimäe, Spring 2021 Visiting Fulbright Fellow June 14, 2021 | Visiting Fellow Talk
Ksenija Iljina, Ph.D. researcher at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London (UCL) May 18, 2021 | Soviet Mythologies in Commemorative and Ritual Practices in Modern Latvia
Gintare Venzlauskaite, Joseph P. Kazickas Visiting Fellow, Yale University December 17, 2020 | Identity, Agency, and the Constraints of Political Conditionality: Understanding Lithuanian Diasporas of Displacement Through Narratives of Return
Solvita Denisa-Liepniece, Juris Padegs Fellow, Yale University December 9, 2020 | Weapons of Mass Instruction in Putin’s Russia: the Baltics in Educational Policies and Teaching History

Indra Ekmanis, Baltic Sea Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute 

Solvita Denisa-Liepniece, Juris Padegs Fellow, Yale University

November 6, 2020 | Sound of the Nation: Russian-Speaker Integration in Latvia
Various Speakers, see website February 29, 2019 | Symposium on KGB Surveillance in the Soviet Baltic Republics: Documentary Evidence and Coping with the Past 
Former Yale Baltic Studies Visiting Fellows November 20-21, 2019 Yale Baltic Studies Visiting Fellows Reunion Conference

Monika Kareniauskaite,

Spring 2019 Joseph P. Kazickas Postdoctoral Associate in European Studies

4:00pm, May 2, 2019 | Crime and Punishment: USSR, Lithuania and Post-Soviet Transformation

Ambassador Andrejs Pildegovičs,

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations; 

Mr. Pawel Radomski

Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland

4:30pm, March 27, 2019 | Global Governance Series: “Building New European Security Architecture”

Mindaugas Šapoka,

2018-2019 Joseph P. Kazickas Postdoctoral Associate in European Studies

6:30pm,  March 4, 2019 | Poland-Lithuania and the Great Northern War: What Did Peter and the Great Gain and Charles XII Lose with Their Polish Policy?

Juhan Hellerma,

Fall 2018 Juris Padegs Visiting Assistant in Research, Yale University

4:30pm, January 24, 2019 | Historicizing Time: The Origins and Transformations of Modern Temporality
  February 1-2, 2019 | Europe After 1918: Poland, the Baltic Countries, and the United States Symposium

Maija Spurina,

Fall 2018 Juris Padegs Postdoctoral Associate in European Studies, Yale University

1:00pm, December 4, 2018 | Truth, Politics, and Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Soviet Latvia

Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis,

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety 

4pm, September 28, 2018 | European Memories: from Soviet Gulag to European Commission