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Minister of National Defence

 

Arvydas Anušauskas

Minister of National Defence

 

DATE OF BIRTH

29 September 1963, Vilnius

 

 

PLACE OF BIRTH

Vilnius, Lithuania
   

EDUCATION

 

1995

Doctorate in Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University

1982–1989

Diploma of Historian, Faculty of History, Vilnius State University (currently Vilnius University)

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 2002–2008

Associate Professor, Faculty of History, Vilnius University 

 2002–2007

 

Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University

 1997–2008

 

Director, Genocide and Resistance Research Department, Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania

 1996–2006

 

Associate Professor, Faculty of History, Vilnius Pedagogical University (currently Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences)

 1996–1997

Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University

 1989–2000

Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of History

 

 

POLITICAL CAREER

 

December 2020

Inaugurated as the Minister of National Defence

2020

Member of the 13th Seimas, Committee on Education and Science, Member

2016–2020

Member of the 12th Seimas, Committee on National Security and Defence, Member 

2012–2016

Member of the 11th Seimas, Committee on National Security and Defence, Member

2008–2012

Member of the 10th Seimas, Chair of Committee on National Security and Defence

Since 2007

Member of the Homeland Union (Lithuanian Conservatives), currently Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats

 

 

AWARDS

 

2018

Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania 

2013 4th Class Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana of the Republic of Estonia
2012 Decoration of honour Lithuanian Diplomacy Star by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007 Prize in the contest Pragiedruliai held by the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania
   
MISCELLANEOUS  
 

Member of the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes

Member of the National Defence Volunteer Forces (1990)

Reserve Lieutenant of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (1995)

Author and co-author of 26 books and 14 scripts for documentaries. Some 100 studies and articles published in Lithuanian, Polish, Latvian, French and German scientific publications

HOBBIES

Mountain tourism, football

LANGUAGES 

English, French, Russian

MARITAL STATUS

Married with one son

 

 

Updated on: 2021.03.24
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