Events at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS VU), Vilnius, autumn 2012

Leszek Balcerowicz, Lecture on “The Ways out of the Eurozone Crisis and the Interests of Non-Logo VilniusEuro EU Member States”, IIRPS VU, October 22th 2012

Leszek Balcerowicz, the famous Polish economist, former chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Deputy Prime Minister in Tadeusz Mazowiecki’s government gave a lecture on “The Ways out of the Eurozone Crisis and the Interests of Non-Euro EU Member States” at IIRPS on October 22th. During his 50-minute presentation he pointed out both reasons that lead to the current situation and possible ways out of the crises. Balcerowicz especially focused on the so called PIIGS-states, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greek and Spain, and emphasized that the crises are problems that cannot be solved by anyone but the countries themselves.

A recording of Balcerowicz’s lecture can be found on the Institute’s youtube channel: click here.

David Sutter, Lecture on “Russia’s Deepening Crisis”, IIRPS VU, November 13th 2012

David Satter, former Moscow correspondent, experienced expert of Russia and the former Soviet Union, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute of the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) gave a Lecture on “Russia’s Deepening Crisis” at IIRPS on November 13th. During his lecture, Satter focused on the years of Vladimir Putin’s presidencies and pointed out the differences between his first two election periods and the current one after his reelection in 2012.

A recording of Satter’s 30-minute lecture can be found at the institute’s website: click here.