A Meeting with Prof. Skrupskelis

A meeting with prof. Skrupskelis (on the left). Photo: National Library of Lithuania.

On August 25, Adolfas Damušis Democracy Studies Centre of the National Library of Lithuania invited to a meeting with prof. Kęstutis Skrupskelis, a prominent Lithuanian-American historian and philosopher, author and professor emeritus. During the meeting, professor talked about his books and shared his thoughts on the book he writes currently in English about the young Kazys Grinius, the future President of Lithuania.

Prof. Skrupskelis was born in Kaunas, to a family of a journalist Ignas Skrupskelis and a literary scholar Alina Skrupskelienė. His academic specialty is the history of American philosophy. He is also interested in the intellectual life of pre-war Lithuania, the history of the press, and the consequences of occupation for the development of political consciousness in Lithuania. He taught philosophy at the University of South Carolina (US) and Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). Currently he is a professor emeritus.