Viktoras Bachmetjevas

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Joseph P. Kazickas Associate Research Scholar
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Viktoras Bachmetjevas is a philosopher with an interest in ethics, with a focus on the post-Kantian tradition of moral philosophy.
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. 
MacMillan Center, European Studies Council; Baltic Studies Program