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 obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law and Diplomacy and a master’s degree in International and European Law at Riga Graduate School of Law. Since 2017, Justine has been collaborating with the Latvian Institute of International Affairs on research. Her academic interests lie with the European Union (EU) with a stronger emphasis on EU external relations, the concept of sovereignty and security aspects of the EU.