Prof. Ph. D.  Saulius Pivoras

Historian and Political Scientist. Head and Professor at the Department of Public Administration at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. Conducted research in Sweden and Finland, was guest researcher of Kungliga Skytteanska Samfundet (1998). Also was active as a columnist in various Lithuanian newspapers as well as in the monthly of American Lithuanians "Akiraciai". He is an author of 2 monographs, 2 textbooks and more than 50 articles,  30 reviews in the scholarly press of Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Sweden. Lectured in the universities of Vilnius, Klaipėda, Kaunas. Teaches various subjects, among others: Scandinavian Politics, Civil Service Human Resources Management, Theories of Public Administration. Among research interests are: Public Governance, Participatory Governance and Public Policy, Performance management in Public Service, Lithuanian – Scandinavian Relations.