Leadership

Andris Spruds

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Andris SPRUDS is a researcher and the Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. He also holds the position...

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Atis Lejins

Honorary Director

Atis LEJINS 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

Acting Director

Dr. Karlis BUKOVSKIS is a researcher and the Acting Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA). Bukovskis is also an A...

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Researchers

Sintija Broka

Researcher

Sintija Broka is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and a Ph.D. Fellow at Riga Stradiņš University. Sintija Broka...

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Imants Lieģis

Senior fellow

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

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Mārtiņš Vargulis

Researcher

Mārtiņš Vargulis is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and lecturer at the Riga Stradins University. He holds an ...

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Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Head of the Asia 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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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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Associated researchers

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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Elizabete Vizgunova

Associate Researcher

Elizabete Vizgunova is an Associate Researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the Public Policy Management Institute (...

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Mārtiņš Daugulis

Associate 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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Jānis Eichmanis

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

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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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Aldis Austers

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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Alise Krapāne

Alise Krapāne is an associate fellow at LIIA with main research interests in Latvia-US and transatlantic cooperation and security. Alise hold...

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Ian Kearns

Associate Researcher

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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Olevs Nikers

Olevs Nikers is PhD candidate at the Riga Stradins University, President of the Baltic Security Foundation, Senior Analyst at The Jamestown F...

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Ēriks Selga

Eriks Selga is a PhD candidate in the University of Hong Kong, where he is studying the interaction between legal frameworks and innovation. ...

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Uģis Romanovs

Associate Researcher

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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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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Justīne Elferte

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...

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Diāna Potjomkina

Diāna Potjomkina is associated researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She also has worked as a project manager at LIIA...

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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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Artūrs Bikovs

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

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Sandis Šrāders

Sandis Šrāders is a researcher and lecturer at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia on Russian military and strategic studies. Dr. Šr...

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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 ...