Venue: The Splendid Palace cinema, Elizabetes iela 61
4pm-5.15pm: “Shrinking Populations in the Baltic countries: Crisis and Response”. Panel discussion. With Mare Ainsaar, research fellow in social policy at the University of Tartu, Estonia; Rolands Lappuke, ambassador-at-large of the Latvian Foreign Ministry; and Virgis Valentinavicius, advisor to the prime minister of Lithuania. Moderated by Robert Cottrell. (In English, with simultaneous Latvian translation through headphones.)
5.30pm-6.30pm: “The Making Of A Hedgehog”. Television programme about the early life and times of Isaiah Berlin, presented by Michael Ignatieff, recorded in 1995. Introduced by David Herman, producer of the film. (In English. Latvian transcript available.)
6.45pm-8pm: “Isaiah Berlin, the Soviet Empire and the Captive States”. The Isaiah Berlin Riga Memorial Lecture, delivered by Michael Ignatieff. (In English, with simultaneous Latvian translation through headphones.)
Entry to all events is free. However, we do ask you to register in advance if you wish to attend the lecture at 6.45pm.