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

Diāna Potjomkina

Researcher / Project manager

Diāna Potjomkina is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and a lecturer at the Riga Stradiņš University. She has wo...

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Ilvija Bruģe

Researcher / Project manager

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

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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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Sintija Broka

Researcher / Public Relations Specialist

Sintija Broka is a Researcher and public affairs specialists at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She holds BA in International...

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Elizabete Vizgunova

Researcher

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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Aldis Austers

Researcher

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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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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Toms Ģigulis

Intern

Toms is a 3rd-year student of International relations at Rīga Stradinš University. In the future, he would like to expand his knowledge i...

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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Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is a head of the New Silk Road programme, head of Riga Stradins University Confucius centre, researcher ...

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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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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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Andris Banka

Andris Banka is a Doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, UK where he analyzes American drone strike practices and teaches a sem...

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Anna Beitāne

Anna Beitāne is an Associate Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in European Union–Ru...

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Andrei Yeliseyeu

Andrei Yeliseyeu is an analyst at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies. He holds a Master’s degree in Historical Studies from the B...

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Irina Kuzņecova (Ivaškina)

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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Melanie Mierzejewski

Melanie Mierzejewski is an Associate Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs as well as an Associate Fellow at the Institute...

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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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Rihards Bambals

Rihards Bambals is PhD student of Political Science at University of Latvia, specialising in International Relations. His PhD thesis research...

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Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones (@sbabones) is an associate professor of sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney in Australia and an associ...

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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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