Diāna Potjomkina is associated researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She also has worked as a project manager at LIIA and advisor for the European Movement – Latvia and as an expert for three opinions at the European Economic and Social Committee. Potjomkina received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees cum laude from the Riga Stradiņš University. She spent her 2015/2016 academic year at the George Mason University in the United States as a guest researcher within the framework of the Fulbright Program. Main research interests: the foreign policy of Latvia and Europeanization processes, relations with the US and CIS/Eastern Partnership, foreign relations of the EU and the US, public involvement in decision-making.