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Permanent Representative

Created: 2014.11.03 / Updated: 2017.08.04 08:58

Irena Vaišvilaitė

Ambassador

 

Date of birth December 30th, 1954
Place of birth Pasvalys, Lithuania

Education

1998 Ph.D. in Church History
1992-1998 Pontifical Gregorian University, Church History
1984 Ph.D. in Art History, Lomonosov Moscow State University
1973-1979 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History, Art History

Work experience

June 2017 - present Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Lithuania to UNESCO
July 2017 - present Personal Representative of the President of the Republic of Lithuania to the International Organisation of La Francophonie
2012-2017 Ambassador to the Holy See
2013-2017 Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
2008-2012 Vice-Rector, European Humanities University
2004-2007 Chief Adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania
2001-2004 Editor, Radio Free Europe, Prague
1998-2012 Associate Professor, University of Vilnius, Faculty of History
1991-1998 Editor, Vatican Radio, Rome
1986-1991 Head of Department, Lithuanian Science Academy of Arts and Culture Institute
1978-1986 Associate Professor, Lithuanian Institute of Art

Miscellaneous

State decorations

 

  • Grand Cross of  Pian Order ( Holy See),
  • Grand Cross of Pro Merito Melitensi (Sovereign Order of Malta)
Languages Lithuanian (native), Italian, English, French, Polish, Czech, Russian

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