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Europe's Growth and Decline

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LSESU Baltic Society public lecture

Date: Monday 9 March 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
: New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Professor Vytautas Landsbergis
Chair: Dr Richard Mole 

Professor Vytautas Landsbergis will in his lecture be giving his perspective on the today's pressing events in the western world. His lecture will be an examination of consequences of doubtful mentality, as growth in population figures and average living standards have not resulted in increased happiness. Growing frustration and the crumbling myth of welfare state point to a crucial need to consider a new philosophy for life. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Professor Landsbergis is a world-established Lithuanian conservative politician and Member of the European Parliament, formerly the first head of state of Lithuania after its independence declaration from the Soviet Union. Professor Landsbergis holds honorary degrees from 10 universities all-around the world.

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A copy of Professor Vytautas Landsbergis 's transcript is available to download.  Please note this is a draft text of the speech and may differ from the version as delivered.

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