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    Lithuania Focus of Nathan Lecture

    “Lithuania: Traditional and Modern Nation” will be discussed at the Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 30, in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center. His Excellency Rolandas Kriščiūnas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States and to the United Mexican States, is the lecture’s distinguished guest speaker.
    April 10, 2019

    The University of Scranton will host the sixth annual Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

    His Excellency Rolandas Kriščiūnas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States, will serve as the Weinberg Memorial Library’s distinguished guest speaker and Visiting Nathan Scholar. He will join Dr. Nathan and Tadas Kubilius, congressional liaison officer at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States, for the panel discussion titled “Lithuania: Traditional and Modern Nation.” The talk will be followed by a reception.

    The event is free of charge and open to the public, and made possible through the generosity of Dr. Nathan, benefactor and former professor in Scranton’s Kania School of Management.

    His Excellency Kriščiūnas’ first United States assignment came in 1998, when he was stationed in Washington, D.C.’s Lithuanian Embassy as First Secretary. He returned to his country in 2001 to serve Lithuania’s Finance Ministry as the director of the European Union Program Management Department. In 2004, he was named an undersecretary of finance. In 2008, toward the end of his tenure at that post, he completed a management studies program at the Swedish Institute in Stockholm. The following year, he was named vice minister at the Finance Ministry. He returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2012 as a vice minister, and remained in that job until being posted to Washington as the Ambassador.

    Kubilius served as a desk office of the United States at NATO, USA and Canada Division of Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy Department at Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served as a consul at Lithuanian Embassy in Dublin and as an assistant to the consul general of Lithuania in Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and a master’s degree from Vilnius University, Lithuania.

    A recipient of the Fulbright Travel Scholar Grant to Romania, and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to Thailand, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia, Dr. Nathan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association and a lifetime member of the Fulbright Alumni Association. He was past president of the Global Awareness Society International and is the author of recently published books on Kazakhstan and India. Dr. Nathan received a grant from the United Nations Development Program to teach graduate courses in management theory and logistics for the International Business School at Vilnius University in Lithuania.

    The Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series invites international scholars from emerging democracies and countries in political and economic transition to visit the University to address issues that will enlighten and benefit students, faculty and the community at large. While visiting the campus, scholars deliver presentations on topics of interest to the academic community and meet informally with attendees, students and faculty.

    Reservations are suggested for the lecture, and can be made at scranton.edu/JayNathanLecture, or by calling 570-941-7816.

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