Geopolitics with Granieri

Russia and the West: The View from Lithuania

May 03, 2016 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

About the Event

Important Program Note: Note the venue for Geopolitics with Granieri has been moved to BNY Mellon, and we are experimenting with a new format featuring a reception prior to the program rather than a lunch following the program.  If as a member at the $500 level, you miss the lunches:  not to worry;  we will be launching a bookclub (with lunch) at FPRI in the near future. 

lithuania map

Lithuania is on the frontiers of the struggle between Russia and the West for influence in Europe’s borderlands. The invasion of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea have catapulted security concerns to the top of their agenda. Consequently, earlier this year, FPRI launched its Baltic initiative, designed to publish research from top American and European analysts on the Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – and to showcase leading voices from those countries. We are therefore pleased in this session of Geopolitics with Granieri to feature a leading spokesman for the government of Lithuania, Mindaugus Zickus, the Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor in the Ebassy in Washington DC. He was also a foreign policy adviser in the Office of the President. How does Lithuania view the current security situation vis-a-vis Russia? What steps is the country taking to avert or fend off aggression? What does the future hold for the Baltic Sea region? These and other questions will serve as the basis for discussion.

 


Venue

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

1735 Market Street
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19103


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Speakers

Hon. Mindaugas Zickus

Hon. Mindaugas Zickus - Hon. Mindaugus Zickus is the Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor in the Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. He was also a foreign policy adviser in the Office of the President.