In the latest installment of the Coffee House Controversies series, a lecture series hosted by the University of Regina’s Faculty of Arts, Lankauskas will discuss why some Lithuanians want to recall socialism and what the remembrance of the socialist past tells us about Lithuania’s “capitalist” present and the ongoing changes in the European East. The lecture will take place Thurs., Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapters bookstore behind the Southland Mall (2625 Gordon Road).
Lankauskas holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vilnius University, Lithuania, a Master’s degree from Trent University, and a PhD from the University of Toronto. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University in Montréal. In addition to collective memory, Lankauskas’s research is concerned with Christian Evangelical movements in post-socialist Eastern Europe.
Coffee House Controversies aims to bring the research interests of Faculty of Arts members to the community. Speakers give an informal 20-minute talk focusing on a controversial topic of interest to the general public. The talks are intended to encourage the open exchange of ideas. Twenty minutes of discussion follows each talk, during which members of the general public can ask questions or raise issues with the speaker or other audience members. The events are free and open to the public. Contact the Faculty of Arts at 585-4226 for more information.
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