Distinguished Dean's Lecture
LEONIDAS DONSKIS IS A LITHUANIAN PHILOsoPHER, HISTORIAN oF IDEAS, AND WRITER. A former member of the European Parliament (2009-2014). Donskis hos written and edited over fifty books, nineteen of them in English. He combines political theory, history of ideas. philosophy of culture, and essayistic style. Among other books, he is co-author (together with Zygmunt Bauman) of Liquid Evi Living with TINA (2016) and Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity (2013), His works originally written in Lithuanian and English have been translated into Brazilian Portuguese. Danish, Estonian. Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish. Swedish, Turkish. and Ukrainian. He serves as Professor of Politics and Philosophy at Vytautas Magnus University. Kaunas. Lithuania. Donskis holds an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Bradford, the UK (2011). and an Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Valahia University in Targoviste, Romania (2014).