Leadership

Karlis Bukovskis

Director

Dr. Karlis BUKOVSKIS is the Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and an Associate 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 a lecturer at the Riga Stradins ...

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Researchers

Sintija Broka

Head of the Middle East Research Program

Sintija Broka is a Head of the Middle East Research Program and a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs as well as a g...

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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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Aleksandra Palkova

Head of the European Union Program

Aleksandra Palkova is the Head of EU Programme at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. In this capacity, she manages prominent pro...

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Beate Livdanska

Beate Livdanska holds a Master's degree in international relations and a Bachelor's degree in political science from Riga Stradiņš University...

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Albine Hlopnicka

Junior Researcher

Albīne Hlopņicka is a student of Rīga Stradiņš University in the bachelor's program "International Relations - European Studies" and a junior...

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Daina Bleiere

Daina Bleiere – Dr.hist., researcher at the Latvian University Institute of the History of Latvia. In 2005-2018 Associate Professor at the Ri...

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Imants Liegis

Senior Researcher

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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Elina Vroblevska

Elīna Vrobļevska is a lecturer at Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Faculty of European Studies and the director of the master’s program “Intern...

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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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Justine Elferte

Justine Elferte is a researcher at LIIA. She is a PMI certified project manager with vast experience in large-scale strategic projects. In he...

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Mara Baumane

Mara Baumane is a visiting lecturer and a doctoral degree candidate in political science at Riga Stradins University. She also works as corpo...

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Vineta Kleinberga

Vineta Kleinberga is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and a Researcher and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Europea...

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Sergejs Potapkins

Sergejs Potapkins is a former member and deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committeeof the Latvian Parliament. He was also Chairman of t...

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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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Sara Elizabete Vinberga

Junior Researcher

Sara Elizabete Vinberga is a junior researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. Sara Elizabete is an International Relation...

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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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Tomas Jermalavicius

Tomas Jermalavicius holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Vilnius, an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and an MB...

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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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Viljar Veebel

Viljar Veebel is researcher of the Department of Political and Strategic Studies at the Baltic Defence College and associate researcher at th...

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Louis Wierenga

Louis Wierenga is a Lecturer in International Relations at the Baltic Defence College and a political analyst at the Johan Skytte Institute o...

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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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Christopher Lawyer

Christopher Lawyer is a student of Brigham Young University - Idaho in the Bachelor's program "Political Science", also pursuing a minor in e...

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