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

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. Currently, Sintija is a Ph.D. student at...

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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...

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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