Alfonsas Eidintas

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Alfonsas Eidintas in 2010.

Alfonsas Eidintas (b. 4 January 1952 in Vaiguva, Kelme district, Lithuania) is a historian, diplomat, and novelist. He is Lithuania's Ambassador to Greece.

Biography[edit]

Between 1969 and 1973 Alfonsas Eidintas studied history at Vilnius Pedagogical University, going on to serve as chief lecturer, docent, head of the Universal History Department, and Deputy Dean at that institution. From 1986 to 1993 he was the Deputy Director for Research at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences' Institute of History, receiving his habilitation in 1990.

Eidintas entered diplomatic service in 1993, serving as Lithuania's Ambassador to the United States. He has also served as Lithuania's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Canada, Mexico, Norway, Israel, Cyprus, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Nigeria. The Lithuanian diplomat also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most recently as ambassador-at-large at the Foreign Ministry's Information and Public Relations Department; and was a lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science.[1]

As of 2009, he had authored 17 books[2] and at least 50 scientific articles about Lithuanian history and politics, and published a work of historic fiction, Ieškok Maskvos sfinkso (In Search of the Moscow Sphinx).

Books[edit]

  • Jonas Sliupas: Knyga mokiniams. 1989.
  • Naujas poziuris i Lietuvos istorija. 1989.
  • Antanas Smetona: Politines biografijos bruozai. 1990.
  • Lietuvos Respublikos prezidentai. 1991.
  • Slaptasis lietuviu diplomatas: istorinis detektyvas. 1992.
  • Kazys Grinius: Ministras pirmininkas ir prezidentas. 1993
  • Lietuviu kolumbai: Lietuviu emigracijos istorijos apybraiza. 1993.
  • Aleksandras Stulginskis: Lietuvos prezidentas, Gulago kalinys. 1995.
  • Lietuvos ambasados rūmų Washington, D.C. istorija. 1996.
  • Lithuania in European Politics: The Years of the First Republic, 1918-1940 (with Vytautas Zalys). 1999.
  • President of Lithuania: Prisoner of the Gulag-a Biography of Aleksandras Stulginskis. 2001.
  • Žydai, lietuviai ir holokaustas. 2002.
  • Jews, Lithuanians and the Holocaust. 2003.
  • Lithuanian Emigration to the United States 1868-1950. 2003.
  • Ambasadorius = Ambassador: tarnyba savo valstybei svetur: skiriama Lietuvos Respublikos užsienio reikalų ministerijos 85 metų sukakčiai. 2003.
  • Ieškok Maskvos sfinkso: istorinis romanas. 2006.
  • Žydai, Izraelis ir palestiniečiai. 2007.
  • Erelio sparnų dvelksmas: istorinis romanas: "Ieškok Maskvos sfinkso" tęsinys. 2008.
  • Istorija kaip politika: įvykių raidos apžvalgos. 2008.
  • Aukštai šaltos žvaigždės: istorinis romanas: "Ieškok Maskvos sfinkso" ir "Erelio sparnų dvelksmo" tęsinys. 2009.


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