Leonidas Donskis Vitae

Birth date: August 13, 1962.
Birth place: Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Degrees: Doctor of Humanities (Philosophy) – University of Vilnius, Lithuania, 1990; Doctor of Social Sciences/DSocSci (Social and Moral Philosophy) – University of Helsinki, Finland, 1999. Current title and position: Professor and Dean of Vytautas Magnus University School of Political Science and Diplomacy in Kaunas, Lithuania; Docent of Social and Moral Philosophy at the University of Helsinki.

Publications: over 100 articles, book reviews, and review essays in Lithuanian scholarly journals and international academic journals; 10 books in English and Lithuanian, among them: The End of ideology and Utopia? Moral Imagination and Cultural Criticism in the Twentieth Century (New York: Peter Lang, 2000); Identity and Freedom: Mapping Nationalism and Social Criticism in Twentieth-Century Lithuania (London/New York: Routledge, 2002); Forms of Hatred: The Troubled Imagination in Modern Philosophy and Literature (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2003); Loyalty, Dissent, and Betrayal: Modern Lithuania and East-Central European Moral Imagination (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2005); Works originally written in Lithuanian and English have been translated into Estonian, Finnish, French, Danish, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian. Numerous essays and articles in on-line newspapers and cultural magazines.

Editing: Founding and executive editor of the book series “On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics” with Editions Rodopi, B. V. (Amsterdam/New York).

Public activities: Host of the intellectual talk-show Be pykčio (Pique-Free) on Lithuanian TV.