Māris Andžāns has obtained a doctoral degree in the political science (Dr.sc.pol., Rīga Stradiņš University, 2014).
Apart from duties in the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, he holds also position of assistant professor and director of master’s degree program “Regional politics and public administration” in Rīga Stradiņš University.
He has experience of ten years in the public administration. He has served in different positions related to coordination of EU and NATO issues, security of transport and communications, civil-military cooperation, aviation, electronic communications and postal issues. M.Andžāns has chaired also the National Cyber Security Council of Latvia and the Dangerous Goods Movement Consultative Council of Latvia. He has represented Latvia in different NATO and EU working parties as well as in national supervisory mechanisms of EU agencies. During the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2015, he chaired the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society of the Council of the EU.
His main points of research interest include theoretical and practical aspects of security, security of the Baltic States, theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security, governance of the EU, Central Asia.