Array Eitvydas BAJARUNAS
Ambassador-at-Large for Hybrid Threats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius
Eitvydas Bajarūnas currently is Ambassador-at-Large for Hybrid Threats at the MFA of the Republic of Lithuania. Previously he held various overseas postings - Ambassador to Sweden and Consul General of Lithuania in Saint Petersburg (Russia). He also served at the Mission of Lithuania at NATO (Brussels, Belgium). E.Bajarūnas was Political Director at the MFA, director of several units of the MFA (Europe Department, Department of Bilateral Relations, Foreign Policy Planning Division, etc) and the MoD. E.Bajarūnas also was Diplomatic Adviser of the President of Lithuania and Consultant of NATO Affairs Commission, Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania. Ambassador E.Bajarūnas is Chairman of the Board of Easter European Studies Centre (Vilnius), member of the Editorial Board of the "Lithuanian Annual Strategic Review" of the Military Academy of Lithuania, member of the Steering Board of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Helsinki) and member of the Governing Board of the European Humanities University (Vilnius). He undertook extensive education and training. He graduated Royal College of Defence Studies, London, UK, EU Senior Mission Leaders Course, conducted by European Security and Defence College and Folke Bernadotte Academy (Sweden) in Brussels and Bruges, Belgium, Courses in International Relations (Swedish Institute of International Affairs), Stockholm, Sweden, Courses in International Security, NATO (SHAPE) School, Oberammergau, Germany, School of International Relations, Central European University, Prague, the Czech Republic, etc. E.Bajarūnas holds Master of Arts in International Relations, King’s College London, UK and Diploma in Applied Mathematics, Vilnius University, Faculty of Mathematics, Lithuania. E.Bajarūnas is author of numerous articles in Lithuania and abroad on Lithuanian and Baltic-Nordic security, Russia’s foreign and security policy and hybrid threats. He is fluent in English, Russian, have knowledge in French, Polish, and Swedish.