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 Research Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She has also worked as project manager and counsellor ...

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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 the political science (Dr.sc.pol., Rīga Stradiņš University, 2014). Apart from duties in the...

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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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Sintija Broka

Researcher / Public Relations Specialist

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

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Artūrs Bikovs

Intern

Arturs is a third-year student at Rīga Stradiņš University, study program - International Relations. Currently, Artūrs is doing his internshi...

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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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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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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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Elizabete Vizgunova

Elizabete Vizgunova is an aspiring expert of International Security, undergoing Masters studies in Paris School of International Relations (S...

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Eoin Micheál Mcnamara

Eoin Micheál McNamara is a Ph.D. Researcher in political science at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and an Associate Fellow at the Latvian ...

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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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Irina Kuzņecova (Ivaškina)

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

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Katrīna Pētersone

Project manager

Katrīna Pētersone is a graduate of Law and Diplomacy Bachelor programme at Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL). She is interested in the Europ...

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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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Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Head of Riga Stradins University Confucius centre, researcher, Mandarin Chinese teacher. Has obtained her PhD in Political Science, topic of ...

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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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