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Mr Šarūnas LIEKIS


Bureau member since 21 March 2015

Education and academic and other qualifications
- Higher Doctorate (postdoctoral academic degree), Vilnius University, Lithuania (2005)
- Miles Lerman Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, USA (2001-2002)
- PhD, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA (1997)
- Graduate studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (1995-1996)
- MA, Vilnius University (1993)
- Diploma, Oxford University, United Kingdom (1992)
Professional activities
(a) Present positions
- Professor and Dean, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania (2010-now)
- Professor Guarantor, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius (UCM), Trnava, Slovakia (2009-now)
(b) Work at national level
- Director of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, Faculty of History, University of Vilnius (2001-2012)
- Professor (2006-2010) and Associate Professor (2001-2006), Department of Politics, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius
- Expert for the Lithuanian Department for Minorities (2003-2010)
- Chairman, Board of the NGO Information and Support Center, Vilnius (2000-2005)
- Assistant Professor, Department of History, Vilnius University (1999-2000)
- Director of Programmes, Open Society Fund Lithuania (1997-2001)
- Attaché, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1992-1993)
(c) International work
- Member of the Advisory Group to the Lithuanian Chairmanship of the OSCE (2011)
- Deputy member in respect of Lithuania, Management Board of the European Monitoring Board on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) (2004-2008)
- Member, Phare Civil Society Expert Board (1998-2000)
(d) Other activities
- Member of the Board of Higher Education of Lithuania 

- Research and Teaching Assistant, Sakharov Archives, Brandeis University (1993-1997)
Publications and other works
Author of eight books and volumes as editor or co-editor. Member of the editorial boards of nine academic journals. Published over 50 academic articles and over 40 popular articles.
Language skills
- Mother tongue: Lithuanian
- Fluent: English, Polish, Russian, Yiddish
- Working knowledge: German, Hebrew, Slovak