02 May 2014 | 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Baltic Symposium 2014
- Christopher Ingold Lecture Theatre, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ
Following the successes of previous years, the Baltic Council and SSEES will hold the the seventh Baltic Symposium in May.
The symposium is entitled 'The Baltic Way', 2014 being the 25th anniversary of the human chain from Vilnius through Riga to Tallinn, and also the 10th anniversary of the Baltic States’ accession to NATO and the EU.
The keynote speech will be delivered by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linus Linkevičius.
Chair: HE Asta Skaisgirytė-Liauškienė, Lithuanian Ambassador to London
Keynote Speaker: Linas Linkevičius, Foreign Minister of Lithuania
Have the Baltic States made Europe more secure?
Chair: Dr Andrew Wilson, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Panel: Kadri Liik, European Council on Foreign Relations, London Dr Andris Sprūds, Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga
Prof Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius
How do the creative industries contribute to the Baltic States’ economies?
Chair: Dr Richard Mole, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Panel: Rolandas Kvietkauskas, Lithuanian Film Centre, Vilnius
Dace Melbārde, Latvian Minister of Culture, Riga
Ott Sarapuu, Creative Estonia, Tallinn
New Directions – Quo vademus?
Chair: Dr Allan Sikk, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Panel: Licia Cianetti, University College London
Dr Dace Dzenovska, Research Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford
Dr Evelina Trutnevytė, UCL Energy Institute