Dr. Mantas Adomėnas (b. 1972) was educated as a Classicist at Vilnius and Cambridge
Universities where he wrote his doctorate on Plato and the Presocratic philosophers and was a Fellow at Gonville & Caius College. He presided over the Institute of Democratic Politics, a Lithuanian Conservative think-tank, and was in charge of the Homeland Union (Lithuanian Conservatives) electoral strategy in the victorious 2008 parliamentary election in the course of which he was elected to the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania where he serves to this day for the third consecutive term.
Dr. Adomėnas is one of the architects of the Lithuanian higher education reform (2009), author of Global Lithuania (Relations with Diaspora) Strategy (2010), as well as a number of other prominent reform initiatives and political documents. He works on a range of issues, including freedom & democracy agenda, religious freedom, culture and education, migration policy, foreign affairs. He publishes essays and scholarly articles on topics ranging from Classics and architecture to political philosophy and current affairs. His most recent contribution to the public debate in Lithuania is “The Red Book of Humanities in Lithuania” (2019).