SPEAKERS

The speakers are listed in the alphabetical order. The final list of the speakers will be shared before the event.

Ian Brzezinski
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C., U.S.      
Jimmy Cockroft
Mayor, Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
Gerald E. Connolly
Congressman, U.S, President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly, U.S.
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen
Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
Dr. Miriam Feldblum
Co-founder and Executive Director of Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Washington D.C., U.S.
Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein
Member of the European Parliament
CEU, Daniel Vegel
Michael Ignatieff
Rector of Central European University, Budapest and Vienna, Hungary/Austria
Associate Professor Gediminas Kazėnas
Mykolas Romeris University Institute of Political Sciences
Prof. h. c. Dr. Karl A. Lamers
Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of the German Parliament, former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Germany
Koen Lenaerts
The President of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Minna-Liina Lind
Ambassador at Large for Human Rights, Foreign Ministry of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
Professor John Micgiel
Studium Europy Wschodniej, University of Warsaw, Poland, former President of Kościuszko Foundation in U.S.
Darren Milner
Executive Director of the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Area Chamber of Commerce, member of the local Kosciusko Rotarian Organization
Professor Alexander John Motyl
Rutgers University, Newark, N.J., U.S.
Assoc. Professor Victor Martinovich
European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Stephen Olejasz
US Army (Retired), Vice President American Association of the Friends of Kościuszko at West Point, Former Chief Coalition Affairs Policy, The Joint Staff, U.S.
Žygimantas Pavilionis
Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas, Lithuania
Professor Jenik Radon
Harriman Institute, Columbia University, U.S.
Assoc. Professor Dovilė Sagatienė
Mykolas Romeris University Law School, Vilnius, Lithuania
Tomasz Sieniow
President of the Board of the Rule of Law Institute and an Associate Professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
Asta Skaisgirytė-Liauškienė
Chief Advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania
Alexandra M. Smith
President, American Constitution Society, William & Mary Law School Chapter, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
Hanna Suchocka
Former Prime Minister of Poland, Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Leader of democratic Belarus and a human rights activist
Evan Welber
Attorney, American Bar Association Justice Defenders Program, and Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, formerly at Open Society Justice Initiative, New York, New York, U.S.
Carson Wen
Former Deputy, representing Hong Kong, to the National People’s Congress of China, Hong Kong
Ambassador (ret.) Kenneth S. Yalowitz
Adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.
Photographer Vidūnas Gelumbauskas, MRU
Dainius Žalimas
The President of the Constitutional Court, Vilnius, Lithuania