Leadership

Karlis Bukovskis

Director

Dr. Karlis BUKOVSKIS is the Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and an Assistant Professor at Riga Stradins University...

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Martins Vargulis

Deputy Director

Mārtiņš Vargulis is the Deputy Director and researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and lecturer at the Riga Stradins Un...

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Researchers

Sintija Broka

Head of the Middle East Research Program

Sintija Broka is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs as well as guest lecturer and Ph.D. Fellow at Riga Stradins U...

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Elizabete Vizgunova

Researcher

Elizabete Vizgunova is a Researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and a journalist at TVNET Group. She is currently pursu...

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Aleksandra Palkova

Researcher

Aleksandra Palkova is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She analyzes the political and institutional processes ...

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Una Aleksandra Berzina-Cerenkova

Head of the Asia Research Programme

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is a political scientist, China scholar, Head of Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre, Head of ...

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Sara Elizabete Vinberga

Research Assistant

Sara Elizabete Vinberga studies International Relations Bachelor's study program in Riga Stradins University. At the Latvian Institute of Int...

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Maija Laizāne

Research Assistant

Maija Laizāne is a research assistant at the LIIA and a student at Riga Stradins university's "International Relations and European Studies" ...

Andžela Rudzīte

Research Assistant

Angela Rudzīte is a student of Riga Stradins University in the International Relations - European Studies program. Angela practices as a rese...

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Advisory Board

Rihards Kols

Member of Advisory Board

Rihards Kols has been a Member of the 14th Saeima (the Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia since his re-election in 2022. Mr Kols previousl...

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Andris Spruds

Member of Advisory Board

Dr. Andris SPRUDS is a Member of Advisory Board and former Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. He also holds the posi...

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Atis Lejins

Member of Advisory Board

Atis Lejins is the founder of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and was its Director from 1992-2011. Currently he serves as memb...

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Associated researchers

Edijs Boss

Edijs Boss is an associate researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and an associate professor at the Department of Polit...

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Martins Daugulis

Martins Daugulis is an associate researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the head of the Faculty of European Studies...

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Imants Liegis

Imants Liegis is a former Latvian diplomat with Governmental and Parliamentary experience. He left the Diplomatic Service in July 2020 after ...

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Gints Jegermanis

Ambassador Gints Jegermanis left Latvian diplomatic service in December 2021. During 27 years of service, he was posted as Counselor to the L...

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Janis Eichmanis

Janis Eichmanis is an associate fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. J. Eichmanis has served in various positions in the...

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Arturs Bikovs

Arturs Bikovs is a doctoral student of political science at Riga Stradins University, where he studies the role of the Russian Orthodox Churc...

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Ugis Libietis

Ugis Libietis is a long-time Latvia Radio journalist who specializes in world events. During his more than 20-year-long career, he has covere...

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Toms Ratfelders

Toms Ratfelders is a researcher specialising in international relations of the Middle East. His area of focus lie in the Gulf region and in a...

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Ian Kearns

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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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 Sraders

Sandis Sraders is a researcher and lecturer at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia on Russian military and strategic studies. He has...

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Justine Elferte

Justine Elferte is an associated researcher at LIIA. She is a PMI certified project manager currently working for the Financial Intelligence ...

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Eriks Selga

Eriks is an associated researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. Eriks is also a Non-resident Fellow with the Digital Inn...

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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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Eoin Micheál Mcnamara

Eoin Micheál McNamara is a PhD researcher at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu in Estonia where he taught ...

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