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Prof. dr. Šarūnas Liekis – dean of the Faculty since 2010.

Graduated from Vilnius University in 1993 and continued degree studies at the University of Oxford from 1991 until 1992. In 1995–1996 he worked as visiting researcher at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He pursued doctoral studies and earned a PhD in social sciences at Brandeis University (USA) in 1997. In 2005, Prof. Liekis earned the Habilitation at Vilnius University in 2005.

He worked as attaché the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania in 1992–1993, as a research and teaching assistant at Brandeis University in 1993–1998, as Director of Programs at the Open Society Fund Lithuania in 1997–2001, and as Chief Assistant at the Faculty of History in Vilnius University in 1998–2000. In Mykolas Romeris University, he started working as Assoc. Prof. in 2001 and has been working as Professor since 2006. In 2002, the Senate of Mykolas Romeris University granted him the pedagogical title of associated professor. The title of professor was awarded to him in 2008. Since 2009, Prof. Liekis has been working at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius as visiting professor.

Research priorities: history, political science, minorities, religion politics, ego-documentation.

  • V. Putvinskio str. 23 – 605, LT-44243 Kaunas, Lietuva
  • Phone / Fax. (+370 37) 206709
  • E-mail sarunas.liekis@vdu.lt

dsc_4256Doc. dr. Ingrida Unikaitė-Jakuntavičienė – vice-dean for studies since September 2016.

In 1999 graduated bachelor studies at the Faculty of Humanities, in 2001 received master degree in Comparative Politics at the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy. From 2003 to 2007, she was political science doctoral student and in 2007 received a Ph.D. degree in political science at Vytautas Magnus University. In 2008 she received a grant from the USA State Department and participated in the U.S. Political Thought and Politics institute at the University of Massachusetts, Donahue institute;

From 2001 she was an assistant at the Department of Political Science, from 2007 was a lecturer, from 2012 she works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy. From 2014 to 2015 she was Head of the Department of Public Communications.

Research priorities: political communication, election campaigns and electoral behavior, political finance, USA domestic politics, citizenship and migration policy.

Dr. Sima Rakutiene – vice-dean for research (2013 -2015; 2017-current)
In 2005 graduated Public Administration bachelor studies at Vytautas Magnus University; in 2007 received Master degree in Political Science, In 2006 she studied Baltic Sea region studies programme in Turku University, Finland. From 2008 Sima Rakutiene joined PhD programme in political science at the Faculty of Political science and diplomacy and started to work as research assistant and teaching assistant in the departments of Regional studies and Political science. She earned PhD degree in 2012 specializing in European External Politics. She frequently has been going for a research visits to European institutions (Brussels), Scandinavian research centers. In 2013 she received an award from Lithuanian Academy of sciences for her research project on EU external relations and Eastern neighbourhood governance. Dr. Sima Rakutiene has been a visiting teacher at Helsinki university, Milano university, Bologna university, Lisbon university, Dogus University in Istanbul.
Research priorities: international organizations, EU politics, European external relations, Baltic sea region, Eastern Partnership
  • V. Putvinskio str, 23 – 606, LT-44243 Kaunas, Lietuva
  • Phone / Fax (+370 37) 206702
  • E-mail s.rakutiene@vdu.lt

Senior administrator

DSC_4382Aistė Žemaitytė – senior administrator of the Faculty since 2013.

In 2004 received bachelor degree in political science and in 2006 graduated Baltic region study programme and received master degree. She works in the Faculty since 2007.

 

 

 

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