On the Aporias of Victimhood: The Case of Lithuania | Viktoras Bachmetjevas

Event time: 
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Rosenkranz Hall RKZ, 202 See map
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Yale Baltic Studies Program presents a talk “On the Aporias of Victimhood: The Case of Lithuania” featuring Baltic Studies Kazickas Associate Research Scholar, Dr. Viktoras Bachmetjevas.

Dr. Bachmetjevas received his M.Phil. in Philosophy from KU Leuven in Belgium before completing his Ph.D. on irony and ethics in Søren Kierkegaard’s thought in his native Lithuania. In 2018, he became the founding director of the Emmanuel Levinas Center in Kaunas, Lithuania, devoted to the thought and legacy of the French philosopher. Currently he is an associate professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and a faculty member at Paris Institute for Critical Thinking. Outside academia, he has had a career in public communications and served as an advisor to the Lithuanian Minister of Culture and has contributed to various media outlets in Lithuania.

While at Yale, Dr. Bachmetjevas will work on his research project which investigates the early influences of Emmanuel Levinas, both historical and intellectual.

Lunch Provided

In Person and on Zoom