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Komentārs par maģistra studiju programmu „Starptautiskās attiecības un diplomātija”

Work experience

Present

Dean

RSU Faculty of European Studies

Present

Professor

RSU Faculty of European Studies, Department of Political Science

2004 - Present

Latvian Institute of International Affairs, research fellow; since December 2011 director.

1999 - 2018

RSU

Head of the study programs

1997 - 1998

European Union programme “Leonardo da Vinci”, Latvian National Coordination Unit, Programme Officer

1995 - 1996

Latvia's Naturalization Board, Senior Expert

1995 - 1995

Latvian State Archive, Archivist

1993 - 1995

Agenskalns Secondary School, Teacher of History and Political Science

Education and training

2001 - 2005

Doctoral Degree in Political Science has been obtained

Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), Faculty of International and Political Studies

1994 - 1998

Master Degree of Political Science in International Relations has been obtained

University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Master Program of Political Science (subprogram of International Relations)

1996 - 1997

Master of Arts in Central European History has been obtained (accredited by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York)

Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Department of History

1989 - 1994

Diploma obtained: a qualification of a Historian and Teacher of History

University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of History

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

Education: non-degree studies and research (scholarships)

November 2010-May 2011 Centre for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University (Washington DC, United States) (Fulbright Research Scholarship)

October 2010-November 2010 Japan’s Institute of Energy Economics (Tokyo, Japan) (Japan Foundation Grant)

October 2002- April 2003 Columbia University, Harriman Institute (New York, United States) (Fulbright Research Scholarship)

November 2001- January 2002 Uppsala University, East European Studies Department (Sweden) (Swedish Institute Research Grant)

January- March 2001 Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Centre for Russian Studies (Oslo, Norway) (Norwegian Research Council Grant)

September 1998- June 1999 University of Oxford, Centre for East European and Russian Studies (United Kingdom) (Chevening/OSI Scholarship)

Education: post- graduate institutes

February 2005 Winter Academy New Security Challenges and the Role of NATO in Moscow (Russia)

September 2000 European Summer Academy Minorities and Regions in a Greater Europe in Bolzano (Italy)

July 1999 Junior Faculty Summer School Security and Constructivism in International Relations in Vilnius (Lithuania)

July- August 1997 Graduate Summer Institute Democracy and Diversity in Krakow (Poland) organised by New School for Social Research (New York, U.S.)

Supervised study course

Decision-Making in Foreign Policy

Energetic Safety and Diplomacy

Energy, Security and Diplomacy: Power Relations and Strategic Perspectives

European Union and Russia Relations and their Perspectives

European Union and Russia: Politics, Diplomacy and Economics

Russia in World Politics

Lectured study course

Course Paper

Decision-Making in Foreign Policy

Development of Bachelor’s Thesis and Defence

Development of Master’s Thesis and Defence

Doctoral Exam in Speciality (Political Science)

Energetic Safety and Diplomacy

Russia in World Politics

Projects

Expert input on Latvian-US relations in Jeremy Shapiro and Nick Witney, Towards a Post-American Europe: A Power Audit of EU-US Relations, Report by the European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2009; available from

http://ecfr.3cdn.net/cdb1d0a4be418dc49c_2em6bg7a0.pdf

Lead authorship, with co-authors Martins Daugulis and Karlis Bukovskis, Latvia: Country Report, report under the project framework The Unfinished Business of the Fifth Enlargement Countries coordinated by Open Society Institute in Sofia and European Policy initiative, July 2009; available from http://eupi.osi.bg/fce/001/0070/files/05_Latvia_online.pdf

Lead authorship, with co-authors Renars Danelsons and Vadim Kononenko, Analysis of the EU’S Assistance to Moldova; briefing for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament made under the framework contract with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), November 2008; available from

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/activities/committees/studies/download.do?file=23459

Expert input on Latvian-Russian relations in Mark Leonard and Nicu Popescu, A Power Audit of EU-Russia Relations, Report by the European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2007; available from

http://ecfr.3cdn.net/1ef82b3f011e075853_0fm6bphgw.pdf

Authorship, The country strategy paper on Latvia’s development cooperation with Moldova, 2006-2008; accomplished in 2005 in cooperation with the UNDP Office and Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; available from

http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/DevelopmentCo-operation/BasicDocuments/Moldova/

Minority Issues in the Baltic States in the Context of NATO Enlargement, NATO Research Fellowship’s End product, July 2001; available from www.nato.int/acad/fellow/99-01/spruds.pdf

Memberships

International Studies Association

Association for Advanced Baltic Studies

Oksfordas Universitātes Eiropas jautājumu biedrība

Awards and recognitions

Award of Marcina Belskiego at Nowy Sacz Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu- National Louis University for a scientific publication in the field of humanities (Latvian-Russian energy relations) (September 2007)

Felix award of European Academy of Science and Arts (Salzburg, Austria) for research on Baltic-Russian relations (October 2006)

Publications

Research articles​​

Andžāns, Māris. Latvijas ārējā un aizsardzības politika kopš 1991. gada / M.Andžāns, A.Sprūds // Latvija 1918-2018 : valstiskuma gadsimts / sastādījuši: I.Ījabs, J.Kusbers, I.Misāns, E.Oberlenders ; redaktori: I.Ījabs, I.Misāns - Rīga : Mansards, 2018. - 233.-247.lpp.

Andžāns, Māris. Lettlands Außen- und Verteidigungspolitik seit 1991 / M.Andžāns, A.Sprūds // Lettland 1918-2018 : Ein Jahrhundert Staatlichkeit / herausgegeben von: I.Ījabs, J.Kusber, I.Misāns, E.Oberländer. - Paderborn : Ferdinand Schöningh, 2018. - 166.-177.lpp.

Bruģe, Ilvija. Latvia – decrease tensions and promote mutual trust [Elektroniskais resurss] / I.Bruģe, A.Sprūds // Perceptions of the OSCE in Europe and the USA [Elektroniskais resurss] / edited by A.Dienes and R.Krumm ; FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe. - Vienna, 2018. - P.69-74. - Resurss aprakstīts 2019.g. 20.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/wien/14517.pdf

Ščerbinskis, Valters. An introduction to the future ? / V.Ščerbinskis, A.Sprūds, K.Bukovskis // The Centenary of Latvia's Foreign Affairs. Scenarios for the Future / edited by K.Bukovskis, A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis. - [Riga] : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - p.7.-10. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.liia.lv/en/publications/the-centenary-of-latvias…

Ščerbinskis, Valters. Ievads nākotnē? / V.Ščerbinskis, A.Sprūds, K.Bukovskis // Latvijas ārlietu simtgade / redaktori: A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis, K.Bukovskis. - [Rīga] : Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2018. - [3. sējums] : Scenāriji nākotnei, 7.-10.lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/latvijas-arlietu-simtgade-sc…

Sprūds, Andris. Indifference is not an option. Germany's growing role in the security of the Baltic Sea region / A.Sprūds, E.Vizgunova // Perceptions of Germany in the Security of the Baltic Sea Region / editors: A.Sprūds, E.Vizgunova ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - [Riga] : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - P.208-217. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/perceptions-of-germany-in-th…

Sprūds, Andris. Introduction / A.Spruds, E.Vizgunova, B.Mangus // Perceptions of Germany in the Security of the Baltic Sea Region / editors: A.Sprūds, E.Vizgunova ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - [Rīga] : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - P.7-10. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/perceptions-of-germany-in-th…

Sprūds, Andris. Ievads / A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis, D.Potjomkina // Latvijas ārlietu simtgade. [2. sējums]: Darbi un personības / redaktori: A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis, D.Potjomkina. - [Rīga]: Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2017. - 7.-15.lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/latvijas-arlietu-simtgade-da…

Sprūds, Andris. Nation in Transit : Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Sprūds, K.Bukovskis // Nations in Transit 2017 [Elektroniskais resurss] / edited by N.Schenkkan. - Freedom House, 2017. - [12 p.]. - Resurss aprakstīts 2018.g. 3.apr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/NiT2017_Latvia…

Sprūds, Andris. Russia in Latvia’s security narrative : back to securitization / A.Spruds // Security narratives in Europe: a wide range of views / ed. by W.Zellner. - Baden-Baden, 2017. - P.83-89.

Sprūds, Andris. Towards a balanced synergy of visions and interests: Latvia's perspectives in 16+1 and belt and road initiatives [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Spruds // Croatian International Relations Review [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.23, Issue 78 (2017), p.37-56. - Resurss aprakstīts 2018.g. 6.aprīlī. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2017-0006

Potjomkina, Diāna. Ievads / D.Potjomkina, A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis // Latvijas ārlietu simtgade. 1. sējums: Idejas un personības / redaktori: D.Potjomkina, A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis. - [Rīga]: Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2016. - 7.-20.lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/latvijas-arlietu-simtgade-i-…

Sprūds, Andris. Introductory remarks : revisiting the strategic partnership / A.Sprūds // Latvia and the United States: Revisiting a Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment / editors: A.Spruds, D.Potjomkina. - Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016. - P.8-10. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://liia.lv/en/publications/latvia-and-the-united-states…

Sprūds, Andris. Eiro ieviešana Latvijā : jaunā ģeopolitiskā piederība? [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Sprūds, M.Daugulis // Eiro ieviešanas Latvijā politiskā dimensija / K.Bukovskis, I.Kreituse, A.Sprūds, V.Šcerbinskis ... [u.c.] ; red. K.Bukovskis. - [Elektroniskais resurss] - Rīga : Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ; Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2014. - 8.-21.lpp. - Resurss aprakstīts 2015.g. 15.apr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://liia.lv/site/docs/Eiro_ieviesanas_Latvija_politiska_…

Abstracts​​

Bikovs, Artūrs. Russian interference in elections in European Countries (2014–2018) : motives and tools / A.Bikovs, A.Sprūds // Rīga Stradiņš University International Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Sciences "Places" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.2, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.110.

Books and brochures​​

Latvian Foreign and Security Policy : Yearbook 2018 / editors: A.Sprūds, I.Bruģe. - Rīga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - 246, [1] lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/latvian-foreign-and-security…

Latvijas ārējā un drošības politika : gadagrāmata 2018 / redaktori: A.Sprūds, I.Bruģe. - Rīga : Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2018. - 246, [1] lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/latvian-foreign-and-security…

Latvijas ārlietu simtgade. Scenāriji nākotnei / zinātniskie redaktori: K.Bukovskis, A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis ; zinātniskie recenzenti: D.Bleiere, I.Šteinbuka. - Rīga : Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2018. - [3.sēj.], 207, [1] lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.liia.lv/en/publications/the-centenary-of-latvias…

Perceptions of Germany in the Security of the Baltic Sea Region / editors: A.Sprūds, E.Vizgunova. - [Riga] : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - 223 p. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/perceptions-of-germany-in-th…

Security of the Baltic Sea Region Revisited amid the Baltic Centenary : the Rīga Conference Papers 2018 / editors: A.Sprūds, M.Andžāns ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Riga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - 223, [1] lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/security-of-the-baltic-sea-r…

Societal Security in the Baltic Sea Region : Expertise Mapping and Raising Policy Relevance / editors: M.Aaltola, B.Kuznetsov, A.Sprūds, E.Vizgunova. - Rīga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - 269 p. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/societal-security-in-the-bal…

The Centenary of Latvia's Foreign Affairs. Scenarios for the Future / edited by K.Bukovskis, A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis ; scientific reviewers: D.Bleiere, I.Šteinbuka. - Riga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2018. - 207 p. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē : http://www.liia.lv/en/publications/the-centenary-of-latvias…

Bikovs, Arturs. Russia's Influence and Presence in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Bikovs, I.Bruge, A.Spruds. - Bruxelles : New Direction, 2017. - 35 lpp. - E-grāmata pieejama: http://europeanreform.org/files/ND-RussianInfluenceInLatvia…

Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2017 / editors: A.Spruds, I.Bruge, K.Bukovskis ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Rīga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2017. - 256 p.

Latvijas ārējā un drošības politika. Gadagrāmata 2017 / redaktori: A.Sprūds, I.Bruģe, K.Bukovskis ; Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts. - Rīga : Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2017. - 256 lpp.

Latvijas ārlietu simtgade. Darbi un personības / redaktori un ievada autori: A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis, D.Potjomkina ; zinātniskie recenzenti: D.Bleiere, A.Kasekamp. - [Rīga] : Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, [2017]. - [2.sēj.], 286 lpp.

Riga Dialogue Afterthoughts 2017 : Transforming Euro-Atlantic Security Landscapes / editors: A.Sprūds, D.Potjomkina. - Riga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2017. - 143 p. - Grāmata pieejama arī tiešsaistē: http://liia.lv/en/publications/riga-dialogue-afterthoughts-…

Security in the Baltic Sea Region : Realities and Prospects : the Rīga Conference Papers / editors: A.Sprūds, M.Andžāns. - Riga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2017. - 291 p. - Grāmata pieejama arī tiešsaistē: http://www.liia.lv/en/publications/security-in-the-baltic-s…

The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs. Activities and Personalities / edited by A.Sprūds, V.Ščerbinskis, D.Potjomkina ; scientific reviewers: D.Bleiere, A.Kasekamp. - [Rīga] : Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, [2017]. - [2.sēj.], 286 lpp.

Andžāns, Māris. NATO un Krievijas attiecības : Latvijas intereses formālo ietvaru un attiecību transformācijas kontekstā [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Andžāns, I.Bruģe ; zinātniskais redaktors: A.Sprūds ; Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts. - Rīga : Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2016. - 42 lpp. - E-grāmata pieejama: http://liia.lv/upload/content/nato-krievija-2016.pdf

Latvijas plašsaziņas līdzekļu noturība pret citu valstu vēstījumiem : Krievijas faktors NATO 2016. gada Varšavas samita kontekstā [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Andžāns, I.Bruģe, M.Daugulis, A.Rožukalne ; zinātniskais redaktors: A.Sprūds ; Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts. - Rīga : Latvijas Republikas Aizsardzības ministrija, 2016. - 45 lpp. - E-grāmata pieejama: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/latvijas-plassazinas-lidzekl…

Economic diplomacy of the Baltic States / A.Austers, K.Bukovskis, A.Sprūds ... [et al.] ; editors: A.Sprūds, K.Bukovskis. - Riga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs ; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2014. - 144 p.

Eiro ieviešanas Latvijā politiskā dimensija [Elektroniskais resurss / K.Bukovskis, I.Kreituse, A.Sprūds, V.Šcerbinskis ... [u.c.] ; red. K.Bukovskis - 62 lpp. - E-grāmata pieejama: http://liia.lv/site/docs/Eiro_ieviesanas_Latvija_politiska_…

Security of the broader Baltic Sea region [Elektroniskais resurss] : afterthoughts from the Riga seminar / S.Andreasen, A.Spruds, K.Bukovskis ... [et al.] ; editors: A.Spruds, K.Bukovskis. - Riga : Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2014, - 39 p. - E-grāmata pieejama: http://www.lai.lv/site/docs/SecurityoftheBroaderBalticSeaRe…

Contacts

Colleagues

Inna Dovladbekova
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilga Kreituse
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Henrijs Kaļķis
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Researcher
Marta Urbāne
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Māris Andžāns
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
Irina Rezepina
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Kristīne Blumfelde-Rutka
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
Māris Cepurītis
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Mārtiņš Daugulis
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Ieva Kalve
Academic Staff