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Research interests

International Political Economy, politics of international finance, inter- and intra-institutional affairs of the European Union, small state politics, world history.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

5.6 Political science, Expert, Latvian Council of Science

7 Oct 20216 Oct 2024

5.6 Political science, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Political Science (Dr. sc. pol.), International Relations sub-discipline PhD program in Political Science (3 y.), Riga Stradins University


6.5 Other humanities, Master, Master of Social sciences (2 y.), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki


5.9 Other social sciences, Master, Social science Master’s degree in European Studies (2 y.), Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia


5.6 Political science, Faculty of Political Science (exchange student), Trier University

Oct 2005Mar 2006

5.6 Political science, Bachelor, Social science Bachelor’s degree in political science (4 y.), (International Relations – European Studies), , Rīga Stradiņš University


External positions

Visiting Fulbright Scholar, The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of the Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Mar 2021Aug 2021

Founder and host of a radio program “Diplomatic Lunch”, Latvian Radio 1

Feb 2020 → …

Associate researcher, European Council on Foreign Relations

Dec 2017 → …

Advisor, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia

Jan 2015Jan 2017

Project coordinator at the Department of Presidency Program Planning, Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Feb 2013Jan 2015

Visiting Lecturer, Riga Graduate School of Law

Mar 2012 → …

Visiting Lecturer , Baltic International Academy

Sept 2010Nov 2012

Deputy Director, Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Sept 2008 → …

Senior desk-officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

Aug 2006Aug 2008

Field of Science

  • 5.6 Political science


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