Leadership

Andris Sprūds

Director

Andris Spruds is the director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. He also holds the position of professor at Riga Stradins Uni...

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Atis Lejiņš

Honorary director

Atis Lejiņš founded the LIIA in 1992 and was director from 1992-2011. Born in Latvia during the Second World War, he studied and worked in Au...

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Karlis Bukovskis

Deputy Director

Karlis Bukovskis is the Deputy Director and a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), the author of numerous art...

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Researchers

Māris Andžāns

Researcher

Māris Andžāns has obtained a doctoral degree in political science (Dr.sc.pol.). Apart from duties at the Latvian Institute of International ...

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Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Head of the New Silk Road programme

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is head of the New Silk Road programme, head of Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre, researche...

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Sintija Broka

Researcher | Project manager

Sintija Broka is a researcher and project manager at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. At the moment, Broka is a doctoral stude...

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Elizabete Vizgunova

Researcher | Project manager

Elizabete Vizgunova is currently a researcher ar the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She's a holder of an MA European Interdiscip...

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Ian Kearns

Researcher (non-resident)

Dr. Ian Kearns (Co-Founder, former Director and Board Member of the European Leadership Network) has 25 years of experience working in the pu...

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Mārtiņš Daugulis

Researcher

Mārtiņš Daugulis is PhD Candidate in Riga Stradins University, where he gives lectures on current politics of Latvia, the EU politics, China ...

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Uģis Romanovs

Researcher (non-resident)

LTC (ret.) Uģis Romanovs M.A. is Research Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and works at the Baltic Defence College in...

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Justīne Elferte

Junior researcher

Justīne Elferte is a Junior researcher at LIIA. Also, she is the Head of the International Department at Riga Graduate School of Law. She has...

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Regīna Plīkša

Project manager

From the beginning of 2010 to mid-2018, Regina worked as a project manager at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung), main...

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Vineta Kleinberga

Researcher

Vineta Kleinberga is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She has previous work experience at the Ministry of Fore...

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Everita Nensija Trankale

Intern

Everita Nensija Trankale is a postgraduate student of Global Security Studies at the University of Glasgow. She’s also holding an undergradua...

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Natālija Knipše

Intern

Natālija Knipše is a bachelor's student of law at the University of Latvia. She has been a youth politics activist since 2015, participating ...

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Kristiāns Andžāns

Researcher, New Silk Road programme

Kristiāns Andžāns ir Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes Politikas zinātnes doktorantūras programmas students. Viņš RSU ir ieguvis maģistra grādu st...

Owen Bates

Intern

Owen Bates is an intern at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Politic...

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Associated researchers

Alise Krapāne

Alise Krapāne is an associate fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. Alise has worked in Washington, DC for the Joint Balt...

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Edijs Bošs

Education 2000-2003 – B.A. (hons) in Media Studies (Concordia International University Estonia, Tallinn) 2003-2004 – M.Phil. in Contempo...

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Aldis Austers

Aldis Austers was awarded a degree of engineering in administration of business foreign relations at Riga Technical University in 1995 and a ...

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Imants Lieģis

Imants Lieģis was Latvia’s Ambassador to NATO in the pre-accession period until Latvia joined NATO 10-years-ago. He is currently Latvia’s Amb...

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Viljar Veebel

Viljar Veebel is a researcher who has been researching in the University of Tartu, the Estonian School of Diplomacy and the Tallinn Technolog...

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Ēriks Selga

Visiting researcher

Eriks Selga is a PhD candidate in the University of Hong Kong, where he is studying the interaction between legal frameworks and innovation. ...

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Irina Kuzņecova

Irina Ivaškina ir asociētā pētniece Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūtā, kā arī projektu vadītāja Latvijas Transatlantiskajā organizācijā. Viņa ir...

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Kristīne Bērziņa

Kristīne Bērziņa is a Berlin-based international affairs researcher. Her work focuses on transatlantic relations and energy policy. Kristīne...

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Kristīne Rudzīte-Stejskala

Kristīne Rudzīte-Stejskala is a defence policy practitioner with more than 15 years national and international experience covering bilateral ...

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Mārtiņš Vargulis

Mārtiņš Vargulis is an Associate Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. He holds an MA in International Relations from the...

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Tjaco Van Den Hout

Tjaco Theo van den Hout, former Deputy Secretary General of the Dutch Foreign Ministry and Ambassador of the Netherlands to Thailand, Myanmar...

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Sandis Šrāders

Sandis Šrāders is an Associate Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. In his previous positions he has served as a Board M...

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Diāna Potjomkina

Diāna Potjomkina is associated researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She also has worked as a project manager at LIIA...

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Ilvija Bruģe

Ilvija Bruge is an associated researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She holds a BA degree in Political Science and MA...

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Jānis Eichmanis

Jānis Eichmanis is an associate fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. Jānis Eichmanis has served in various positions in ...

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Olevs Nikers

Associate fellow

Olevs Nikers is a senior analyst at the Jamestown Foundation, Washington D.C. based think tank. He has led the Baltic Security Strategy Proje...

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