Dr. Monika Rogers

Dr. Monika Rogers


  • PhD in History (2017, Vilnius University)
  • Studied in Finland, Jyväskylä university (non- degree exchange program)


  • Working in the public sector, in the fields of academic research, education and communication for 12 years
  • Work experience in Switzerland (St. Gallen University)
  • Work experience in Germany (Berlin Hohenschönhausen Museum)
  • Work experience in the USA (Yale and Harvard universities)
  • Since 2017 – working on the management team of the international NGO „Platform of European Memory and Conscience“


The path of my academic career allowed me to gain experience in different countries, in the best universities in the world, in interesting public institutions and non–governmental organizations. For a long time, I cherished the dream of finding ways to use this experience to improve the Lithuanian public sector, to expand my country’s international influence.

I am very motivated by both scientific research and practical assistance to victims of violence – in the cases of genocide, mass repressions, war crimes, crimes against humanity, gender–based violence. My academic research brought understanding of, how important it is for victims to receive support and justice.

As the war in Ukraine broke out, I was looking for ways in which my country Lithuania and I, personally, could assist the victims of violence on the difficult path to justice. The program “Create Lithuania” and direct work with Lithuanian institutions and decision–makers is my path towards the realization of this goal.


7 September 2022 - 3 March 2023

Universal Jurisdiction

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

The goal of the project is to conduct an analysis of how universal jurisdiction is applied in the courts of Lithuania and other European countries and to propose solutions on how to make this process more effective, especially when investigating war crimes, crimes against humanity and cases of possible genocide in Ukraine.
6 March 2023 - 6 September 2023

Sexual Violence: How to Help Victims?

Ministry of Social Security and Labor of the Republic of of Lithuania

The aim of the project is to develop an inter-institutional and inter-organisational algorithm for helping victims of sexual violence.