VMU World Lithuanian University Symposium 2022

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University of Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) hosted the World Lithuanian University (WLU) Symposium that took place on October 27–29, 2022.

Inspired by this tradition born in the Lithuanian American community in 1969, to commemorate the centennial of the University of Lithuania, in 2022 VMU invited representatives of Lithuanian and world Lithuanian scientific and creative communities to gather at the premises of Vytautas Magnus University, this time at the VMU World Lithuanian University Symposium.

We invite you to watch couple of sessions that were held in English.

Forms of Freedom in the History of Diasporas

Moderator
dr. Egidijus BALANDIS

Speakers:
dr. Andriy NAHACHEWSKY, University of Alberta, Canada
Ukrainian Diasporas: Past, Present, and Possible Futures (EN)
dr. Giedrius JANAUSKAS, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
From Street Fights to Organized Action for Feedom: Ambitions of Cooperation Between Lithuanian and Other Diasporas (LT)

What Carries the Light when Darkness Abounds? The Tradition of the University of Lithuania in Lithuania and Exile (EN)

Moderators:
dr. Daiva Kristina KUZMICKAITĖ, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
dr. Ilona STRUMICKIENĖ, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Speakers:
dr. Mykolas DRUNGA, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
VMU Re-Envisioned in the West (EN)
Ann SENN, USA
Carrying the Light From the Lithuanian University to Wisconsin and Back to Kaunas – Legacy of Senns (EN)
dr. Indrė ČUPLINSKAS, University of Alberta, Canada
St. Antanas Institute of Religious Studies – VMU in Žemaitija (EN)

Participants of the discussion:
dr. Judita SEDAITIS, New York City College of Technology, USA
dr. Ramūnas KONDRATAS, Lithuanian Society of Historians and Philosophers of Science, Lithuania

Thriving Under Unpredictable Conditions

Moderator
dr. Darius UDRYS, Vilnius University, USA

Speakers:
prof. Saulius GENIUŠAS, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Productive Imagination and Self-realization in Unpredictable Conditions (LT)
Kristina DRYŽA, Lithuania/ Australia
Finding Certainty in an Uncertain World (EN)