September 9th (Friday)

9.30 am. Opening

Morning session, chair Antanas Gailius

10.00 – 11.30 am. prof. Dainius Žalimas (Dean, Faculty of Law, Vytautus Magnus University, former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania)

  „The Constitution and Political Populism“

11.45 am – 1.15 pm.  dr. Jogilė Ulinskaitė  (Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science) 

“Where Does Populism Come From? Creation of Populism in Lithuania” 

Afternoon session, chair dr. Jogilė Ulinskaitė

3.00 – 4.30 pm. Edwin Bendyk (PL) (journalist, President of the Board of the Stefan Batory Foundation)

„Between Right-Wing Populism and Liberal Nationalism. Lessons from the War in Ukraine“

September 10th (Saturday)

Morning session, chair dr. Jogilė Ulinskaitė

10.00 – 11.30 am. Sofi Oksanen  (writer) 

TBA

11.45 am – 1.15 pm. Darejan Jana Javakhishvili (GE) (Professor of Clinical Psychology, Tbilisi Ilia State University)

  “Collective Trauma, Political Propaganda and War”

3.00 – 4.30 pm. Dr. Timothy Noble (GB/CZ) (Assistant Professor, Charles University, Prague, Protestant Theological Faculty)

 “A chosen race, a holy nation, Gods own people“: Populisms and their religious roots

4.45 – 6.15 pm. Dr. Thomas Arnold (DE) (Director of the Catholic Academy of the Diocese of Dresden-Meissen)

„The Longing for the Great Rupture. Die Neue Mitte in East Germany and the Reactions of the Churches“

8.00 p.m. Poetry reading by Belorous poet Sabina Brilo, featuring herself and her translator Gintaras Grajauskas

September 11th (Sunday)

9.00 am. Holy Mass at the Nida Church

Celebrated by Antanas Saulaitis