The Department of Political Science will present a lecture by Marius Laurinavicius, titled “Putin’s goals and actions: surprise to the Western World,” on Wednesday, March 2, from 9:15-10:10 a.m., in Franz Hall Room 111. The lecture is free and open to all.
Laurinavicius is a Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) security research scholar currently in residence at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He is one of the leading Russia experts in Lithuania and has received several awards for his contributions to Lithuanian foreign policy. At CEPA, he contributes to the Baltic Sea Security Initiative and Information War Program. Before assuming his fellowship, Laurinavicius was a senior analyst for the Vilnius-based Eastern Europe Studies Centre, as well as foreign editor and deputy editor-in-chief for the largest Lithuanian daily newspaper, Lietuvos Rytas. Laurinavicius holds a master’s degree from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University.
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