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Work experience

2016 - Present

Assistant professor, Head of the master’s study programme “Regional politics and public governance”, head of the doctoral study programme “Political science”, Head of the study direction “Sociology, political science and anthropology”

Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga (Latvia)

- management of the study programmes and the study direction;

- lectures and courses of lectures;

- publications;

- supervision of scientific papers.

2016 - Present

Research fellow

Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Rīga (Latvia)

- publications;

- discussions and debates;

- guest-lectures;

- project management.

2015 - 2016

Lecturer on request

Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga (Latvia)

- member of the study direction quality board;

- lectures;

- supervision of scientific works.

2015 - 2016

Associate fellow

Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Rīga (Latvia)

- publications;

- discussions and debates;

- guest-lectures.

2014 - 2015

Counsellor – Chairman of the Working Party of Telecommunications and Information Society of the Council of the European Union during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union, Brussels (Belgium)

- chairmanship and management of the EU Council working party (abolishment of roaming surcharges, net neutrality, internet governance); - elaboration of EU legal compromise texts;

- representation of the EU Council in negotiations with the European Parliament, European Commission and other stakeholders.

2013 - 2015

Senior Inspector, Unit of Aviation Accident Prevention, Division of European Union and International Affairs

Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Latvia, Mārupe parish (Latvia)

- policy elaboration and implementation for civil aviation accident prevention;

- readiness for civil aviation accident prevention.

2013 - 2014

Deputy Director, Department of Communications

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

- elaboration and implementation of electronic communications and postal policy;

- management and control of the projects of the department;

- international representation.

2012 - 2014

Associate fellow

Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Rīga (Latvia)

- publications;

- discussions and debates;

- guest-lectures.

2008 - 2013

Lecturer on request

Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga (Latvia)

- member of the study direction quality board;

- lectures;

- supervision of scientific works.

2009 - 2013

Head of Division of Transport and Communications Security

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

- coordination of cargo transportation to Afghanistan;

- chairmanship of the National Cyber Security Council and Dangerous Goods Movement Consulative Council;

- elaboration and implementation of transport and communications security policy;

- international representation;

- protection of classified information.

2012 - 2012

Consultancy

Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Latvia, Mārupe parish (Latvia)

development of emergency planning and development of system of protection of classified information

2011 - 2011

Consultancy

SJSC “Latvian State Radio and Television Center”, Rīga (Latvia)

development of system of protection of classified information.

2011 - 2011

Consultancy

Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

development of system of protection of classified information

2009 - 2009

Head of Division of NATO and Security Issues

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

- elaboration and implementation of transport and communications security policy;

- coordination of NATO and security issues in transport and communications policies;

- international representation;

- protection of classified information.

2008 - 2009

Deputy Director of Department of Transport and Communications Security – Head of Division of NATO and Security Issues

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

- elaboration and implementation of transport and communications security policy;

- coordination of NATO and security issues in transport and communications policies;

- international representation;

- protection of classified information.

2008 - 2008

Head of Division of NATO and Security Issues Coordination

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

- coordination of NATO and security issues in transport and communications policies;

- international representation;

- protection of classified information.

2006 - 2008

Head of Division of NATO and Security Issues Coordination, Department of Strategic Planning

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

- elaboration and implementation of transport and communications security policy;

- coordination of NATO and security issues in transport and communications policies;

- international representation;

- protection of classified information.

2005 - 2006

Senior Task Manager, Division of European Matters, Department of Law

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga (Latvia)

Coordination of EU issues in transport and communications policies;

Education and training

2009 - 2014

Doctoral degree in political science (international politics) (Dr.sc.pol.)

Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga (Latvia)

2006 - 2008

Master’s degree in international relations

Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga (Latvia)

2002 - 2006

Bachelor’s degree in political science

Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga (Latvia)

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

Conferences and seminars:

Moderator in session “Modern Terrorism – How to Fight It?”. Riga Conference Future Leaders Forum 2017. Rīga, Latvia. 28.09.2017.

Presentation “National security of the Baltic States: securitization and desecuritization processes”. Meeting of the Association of Latvian Young Scientists and the Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers. Valmiera, Latvia. 20.05.2017.

Presentation on the topical security issues of Latvia. Panel discussion with students of Higher Command Studies Course 2017 and BALTDEFCOL Faculty. Tartu, Estonia. 10.05.2017.

Presentation “Perception of the 16+1 and the Belt and Road Initiative: A Perspective from Latvia”. International Academic Conference on How the “16+1 Cooperation” Promotes the “Belt and Road” Initiative. Beijing, People’s Republic of China. 30.06.2017.

Moderator in session “Prospects and challenges of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Baltic States and Poland”. International public discussion “Insight into the public discussion “NATO – from Warsaw to Brussels”. Rīga, Latvia. 16.06.2017.

Moderator in session “On the Path to a European Defence Union: Internal and External Security Prospects”. International conference - 60 Years of the European Project. Rīga, Latvia, 03.04.2017

Moderator in the second session. Public discussion ”The Baltic Sea Region: Hard and Soft Security Reconsidered”. Rīga, Latvia, 22.11.2016.

Moderator in the first session ““16+1” Cooperation Format as a Bridge Between China and the European Union”. Think Tank International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries. Rīga, Latvia, 04.11.2016.

Presentation “Baltijas – Melnās jūras reģions Eiropas drošības un transatlantisko izaicinājumu kontekstā”. Conference “Kādas ir Baltijas ģeopolitiskās intereses kā ES un NATO dalībvalstīm?” Rīga, Latvia. 23.08.2016

Moderator in the session “NATO and collective defence: between reassurance and deterrence”. International public discussion “From Wales to Warsaw: NATO – Back to the Origins?”. Rīga, Latvia. 16.06.2016.

Presentation in the session “Reinforcing NATO’s deterrence in the BSR: guidelines for the future”. International conference dedicated to NATO Warsaw Summit and 20th anniversary of Lithuanian Atlantic Treaty Association establishment “Militarization of Kaliningrad and its impact on Baltic Sea Region (BSR) security development”. Vilnius, Lithuania. 09.06.2016.

Presentation in the session “Latvia-US economic cooperation”. Public discussion “Latvia and the United States: Building Bridges Across a Changing Landscape”. Rīga, Latvia. 26.05.2016.

Presentation in the session “Regional perspectives on current threats, vulnerabilities and resilience”. Conference “Baltic States and Poland Track 2 deterrence and strategic stability dialogue”. Washington, D.C., the U.S. 17.-18.05.2016.

Presentation. Seminar “China’s “One Belt and One Road” Initiative and “16+1” Cooperation Initiative”. Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. 16.04.2016.

Moderator in the session “Seeking Value Added: What Items for EU-NATO Cooperative Agenda?” Seminar “The EU and NATO in a More Contested World: Enabling a Genuine Strategic Partnership”. Warsaw, Poland. 06.04.2016.

Moderator in the session “Perspectives from Central Asia – the EU’s Current and Future Role in the Region”. International conference “EU Global Strategy and Central Asia: Vision and Instruments”. Rīga, Latvia. 01.04.2016.

Presentation “Why the social science matters”. Rīga Stradiņš University International Student Conference “Health and Social Sciences”. Rīga, Latvia. 16.03.2016.

Moderator in the second session. International conference “Strengthening social resilience against hybrid challenges in the Baltic region”. Rīga, Latvia. 03.03.2016.

Presentation in the session “Latvian Foreign and Security Policy: Achievements, Tests and Recommendations”. Public discussion “Latvian External Policy and the New European Union Global Strategy”. Rīga, Latvia. 11.01.2016.

Presentation. Seminar “Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. New community of interests?” Vilnius, Lithuania. 24.11.2015.

Presentation. Public discussion “Security in the Heart of Asia”. Rīga, Latvia. 23.11.2015.

Presentation in the session “Foreign, Security and Defence Policy: A New Strategy for Europe?” 7th German Nordic Baltic Forum 2015. The EU at a Crossroad? German, Nordic and Baltic Views on Internal and External Challenges. Copenhagen, Denmark. 19.-20.11.2015.

Presentation. Public discussion “NATO Northern Distribution Network and Latvia’s role in Eurasian Trade & Transport”. Rīga, Latvia. 22.11.2013.

Presentation “Transition of the Baltic States Sub-region: from „post-Soviet” to „EU-Europe” Regional Security Complex?” The 55th International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University. Daugavpils, Latvia. 10.-12.04.2013.

Presentation “Prospects of Regionalization of Security in the Cyber Space: Case of the Baltic States”. XIV International Scientific Conference of Turiba University „Creating the Future: Communication, Education, Business". Rīga, Latvia. 30.05.2013.

Presentation “Interaction of Factors Constructing Regional Security Complexes”. Rīga Stradiņš University 2013 Scientific Conference. Rīga, Latvia. 21.-22.03.2013.

Presentation “Drošībiskošana un atdrošībiskošana reģionālās drošības kompleksu konceptā”. Rīga Stradiņš University 2012 Scientific Conference. Rīga, Latvia. 29.-30.03.2012.

Presentation “Starpvalstu konfliktu attīstība kibertelpā: piemēri Krievijas konfliktiem ar kaimiņvalstīm”. Rīga Stradiņš University 2011 Scientific Conference. Rīga, Latvia. 14.-15.04.2011.

Presentation “Ekonomiskā un militārā sektora mijiedarbība Latvijā: kravu pārvadājumi uz Afganistānu”. Rīga Stradiņš University 2010 Scientific Conference. Rīga, Latvia. 18.-19.03.2010.

Supervised study course

Master’s study programme “International governance and diplomacy”, Rīga Stradiņš University, 2016.

Head of study course

Master’s study programme “Reģionālā politika un valsts pārvaldība”, Rīga Stradiņš University, 2016.

Doctoral study programme “Politikas zinātne”, Rīga Stradiņš University, 2016.

Lectured study course

ES kaimiņattiecību politika: Austrumu partnerība un Centrālāzija, Rīga Stradiņš University, since 2016.

Starptautiskā drošība: teorijas, koncepcijas un jautājumi, Rīga Stradiņš University, since 2016.

Regional Cooperation: the Baltic States, the Nordic Countries and the Visegrad Group, Rīga Stradiņš University, since 2016.

Doktora promocijas darba seminārs: promocijas darba izstrādes metodoloģija un metodes, Rīga Stradiņš University, since 2016.

Doktora promocijas darba seminārs: promocijas darba tēma pieteikums, Rīga Stradiņš University, since 2016.

Doktora promocijas darba seminārs: promocijas darba struktūra, Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, since 2016.

Doktora promocijas darba seminārs: promocijas darba teorētiskā daļa, Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, since 2016.

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

Doctoral thesis: 1

Master’s thesis: 11

Bachelor’s thesis: 13

Study and course papers: 20

Reviewed:

Master’s thesis: 7

Bachelor’s thesis: 10

Other scientific activities

Member of the Association of Latvian Young Scientists

Expert rights

Expert rights in political science assigned by the Latvian Council of Science (valid until 18.10.2020.)

Awards and recognitions

Acknowledgement of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia In recognition of the significant contribution in ensuring the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, 08.09.2015.

Award mark of the State Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia For the merits in the development of the State Border Guard (No 133), 06.11.2014.

Acknowledgement of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia For the significant contribution in attracting transit cargo through Latvia to and from Afghanistan, marking the 94th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia, 16.11.2012.

Acknowledgement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia For the significant contribution in strengthening the Republic of Latvia, 26.01.2011.

Publications

Research articles​​

Andžāns, Māris. Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries as the basis for the forum debates [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Andžāns, L.Zuokui // International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries "Enhanced connectivity for common advancement": Forum introduction (Riga, Latvia, Nov.4, 2016) [Elektroniskais resurss] : [Proceedings] / Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Riga, 2016. - P.5-8. - Resurss aprakstīts 2017.g. 28.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/introductory-reading-think-t…

Andžāns, Māris. Die Sorgen der Esten, Letten und Litauer [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Andžāns // Rotary Magazin [Elektroniskais resurss]. - No.7 (2016, July), [4 p.]. - Resurss aprakstīts 2017.g. 7.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://rotary.de/gesellschaft/die-sorgen-der-esten-letten-…

Andžāns, Māris. Introductory remarks : a contested region in the times of constant realignments [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Andžāns // The Baltic Sea Region: hard and soft security reconsidered [Elektroniskais resurss] / editors: M.Andžāns, I.Bruģe ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Riga, 2016. - P.7-9. - Resurss aprakstīts 2017.g. 3.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://liia.lv/en/publications/the-baltic-sea-region-hard-a…

Andžāns, Māris. Introductory remarks : the eternal quest for peace through wars, and wars in evolution / M.Andžāns // Digital infantry battlefield solution: introduction to ground robotics: DIBS project. Part 1 / editor: U.Romanovs. - [Riga]: Milrem, 2016. - P.11-13. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://liia.lv/en/publications/digital-infantry-battlefield…

Andžāns, Māris. Patching the shield : the Baltic States on the road towards practical NATO guarantees / M.Andžāns // The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs. - Vol.25, No.1 (2016), p.13-21.

Andžāns, Māris. Prospects of the development of the common security and defence policy of the European Union : perspectives from Latvia / M.Andžāns // Coping with Complexity in the Euro-Atlantic Community and Beyond : the Rīga Conference Papers 2016 (Riga, Latvia, Oct.28-29, 2016) / editors: A.Sprūds, D.Potjomkina ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016. - P.41-49. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/coping-with-complexity-in-th…

Andžāns, Māris. Relationship between China and Latvia – perspective of Latvian political science students [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Andžāns, L.Zuokui // Afterthoughts : Riga 2016 International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (Riga, Latvia, Nov.4, 2016) [Elektroniskais resurss] : [Proceedings] / editor: M.Andžāns; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Riga, 2016. - P.62-63. - Resurss aprakstīts 2017.g. 28.febr. - T.p. krāj. "International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries "Enhanced connectivity for common advancement": Forum introduction" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.4, 2016) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Riga, 2016. - p.9-10. - Pieejams tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/publikacijas/introductory-reading-think-t… - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://liia.lv/en/publications/afterthoughts-of-the-riga-20…

Andžāns, Māris. Riga 2016 International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries : conclusions, considerations, recommendations, and introduction to the afterthoughts [Elektroniskais resurss] / M.Andžāns // Afterthoughts : Riga 2016 International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (Riga, Latvia, Nov.4, 2016) [Elektroniskais resurss] : [Proceedings] / editor: M.Andžāns ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Riga, 2016. - P.14-24. - Resurss aprakstīts 2017.g. 28.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://liia.lv/en/publications/afterthoughts-of-the-riga-20…

Andžāns, Māris. The first Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union - expectations and deliverables / M.Andžāns // Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2016 / editors: A.Sprūds, I.Bruģe ; Latvian Institute of International Affairs. - Riga, 2016. - P.27-35. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.lai.lv/site/docs/LIIA_Yearbook_2016.pdf

Andžāns, Māris. Transportation corridors : prospects for bringing Latvia and the US closer / M.Andžāns // 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.182-191. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://liia.lv/en/publications/latvia-and-the-united-states…

Andžāns, Māris. Vidusāzija - riski un iespējas. Arī Latvijai : [par partnerattiecību sniegto potenciālu un iespējamiem riskiem] / M.Andžāns // Laiks Pasaulei. - Nr.4 (2016, febr.), 40.-42.lpp. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://liia.lv/en/analysis/vidusazija-riski-un-iespejas-ari…

Books and brochures​​

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…

Contacts

Colleagues

Andris Sprūds
Dean, Academic Staff
Tatjana Muravska
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
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
Romāns Putāns
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
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
Kristaps Zaļais
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme