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Posted on Jan 31, 2013

AABS Honors Significant Contributions

At the 2012 Chicago conference, AABS honored eight individuals for signficant contributions to the association. The awards were presented at the membership meeting held on Saturday.

AABS Secretary Janis Chakars with Piibi-Kai Kivik. Photo by Jonas Kuprys.

AABS Secretary Janis Chakars with Piibi-Kai Kivik. Photo by Jonas Kuprys.

George J. Viksnins, former director of the Baltic Studies Fund, and Anita Juberts, former AABS administrative executive director, were recognized for a lifetime of contributions to the goals and work of Baltic studies.

Dzidra Rodins and Piibi-Kai Kivik were each recognized for their commitment and significant contributions to advancing Baltic studies, especially for their work for and dedication to the Baltic Studies Summer Institute.

The three previous AABS conference committee chairs were recognized for their commitment and significant contributions to advancing Baltic studies: Daina Stukuls Eglītis (2006); Mara Lazda (2008) ; and Aldis Purs (2010).

Matthew Kott was recognized for his commitment and significant contributions to advancing Baltic studies as the JBS book review editor.