Lithuania in the News
2nd June 2013
Georgetown University Honours President Grybauskaitė
President Dalia Grybauskaitė receiving an honorary doctorate
from Georgetown University
On Saturday May 18, 2013, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė was honoured with an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa) by Georgetown University in Washington, USA. In a ceremony with many distinguished persons present and in front of an audience of more than one thousand, the honorary doctorate was conferred for "political leadership, truth, transparency and responsibility”.
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic University in the USA, founded in 1789, and has a famous school of international affairs. President Grybauskaitė herself had studied at Georgetown University in 1992. She joins an illustrious list of famous people who have been awarded honorary doctorates by Georgetown University. The list includes former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, former UN Secretaries General Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and many other eminent persons.

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