FT Business - LSE European Institute The Future of Europe lecture series
Date: Thursday 14 February 2008
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Valdas Adamkus
Chair: Professor Damian Chalmers
Valdas Adamkus is President of Lithuania, a position he has held since 2004. He also served as President from 1998-2002, during which he promoted the idea of rapid modernisation of Lithuania and worked consistently towards its implementation. In 2002, Valdas Adamkus ran in the presidential elections for another term, in the second round, however, he lost to Rolandas Paksas. Upon completion of his term in the office, Valdas Adamkus remained active in domestic and foreign politics and gave lectures at international conferences. On June 27, 2004, citizens of Lithuania re-elected Valdas Adamkus President of the Republic for another five-year term. During his second term, President of the Republic is committed to create European wellbeing in every Lithuanian home and to guarantee that there is not a single abandoned person in Lithuania .
The next public lecture organised by the European Institute will be on Monday 18 February 2008 and is entitled The Single Monetary Policy and the Analytics of OCA's:what has the Euro area experience taught us?
A copy of President Adamkus' speech is available to download:
Download: Completing Europe: Integration with Neighbours and Engagement with Russia (pdf)