The Penn State Schuylkill community is pleased to announce that Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) will be visiting our campus on April 27, and will be featuring special guest, Lithuanian Ambassador ?ygimantas Pavilionis just prior to his return to Lithuania.
Upon his arrival, University leadership will host a reception in the Ambassador's honor with invited guests Congressman Cartwright and Penn State Schuylkill faculty and honor students.
Following the reception, at 7:00 p.m. in the John E. Morgan Auditorium, Congressman Cartwright will host a free and public lecture by the Ambassador that will cover current affairs in Lithuania and Lithuanian issues, as well as any other items of particular interest to Lithuanian Americans. The Ambassador may take questions from the audience.
Ambassador Pavilionis was born in 1971 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated in 1994 from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, and then went on to earn a Master of Philosophy and his Ph.D. from the same institution.
In 2003, he was awarded Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania by the president of Lithuania. Lithuanian is his native language, and he also speaks English, French, Italian, and Russian.
The public lecture is free, but tickets will be required to ensure there will be enough seating. Please call Penn State Schuylkill at 570-385-6209 to reserve your tickets.