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Work experience

2012 - 2017

Elected member, Council of Europe

Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) by

the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France * Monitoring on implementation of Convention​​

2010 - Present

Member of Council

Latvian Red Cross, address Šarlotes iela 1d, Riga, Latvia

2009 - Present

Representative of Riga Stradin’s University

Central Committee of Medicine Ethics

2007 - Present

Assistant Professor

Riga Stradin’s University, Riga, Latvia

2007 - Present

Chairman, Professor, Dr.Theol.

Ethics Committee – Riga Stradin’s University, Riga, Latvia

1995 - Present

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Theology and Religions’ Sciences

Latvian Christian Academy, 5.līnija 3, Jūrmala (Bulduri), Latvia

2010 - 2011

Chairman

Project Assessment Committee of Society Integration Foundation (SIF)

2008 - 2011

Representative of the President of Latvia; Vice-chairman of SIF

Council of Society Integration Foundation (SIF)

2008 - 2011

Adviser to the President of Latvia on Society integration issues

The President of Latvia Chancellery, address: Pils laukums 3, Riga, Latvia

2007 - 2010

President

Latvian Red Cross, address: Skolas iela 1, Riga, Latvia

2009 - 2010

Lecturer, Assistant Professor

Police Academy of Latvia, address: Ezermalas iela 8, Riga, Latvia

2007 - 2009

CEO (executive director)

Latvian Medical Association – address: Skolas iela 3, Riga, Latvia

2005 - 2006

Director

Foundation “Partneri”, Riga, Latvia

1997 - 2005

Director (Human Rights Ombudsman)

National Human Rights Office, Riga, Latvia

1993 - 1997

Member of 5th and 6th Saeima (Parliament) of Republic of Latvia

Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riga, Latvia

1994 - 1994

State Minister of Human Rights

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

1985 - 1993

Pastor

Boston Latvian Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Willimantic Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Willimantic, Connecticut, USA

1986 - 1992

Head of Quality Control Environmental Testing Laboratory

“Micro-semi Corporation Watertown”, Massachusetts, USA

1976 - 1985

Assistant to the Director

“International Refugee Mission, Inc.”, Los Angeles, California, USA

1976

Expelled from the USSR, Latvia, to West Germany

Regarding human rights activities, in 1974 arrested by KGB, sentenced for 6 months in correctional penitentiary camp OC78/7 (Šķirotava/Railway yard)

1969 - 1974

Driver

Riga Bus Fleet; Riga Medical Ambulance Station; Riga Taxi Fleet; Riga, Latvia

1966 - 1969

Compulsory service in the Soviet Army

Balaklava (Crimea), Marine - Coast guard

1963 - 1966

Forest Technician

Riga-Jūrmala Forestry Management (MRS), Babīte (Jūrmala), Latvia

Education and training

1986 - 1992

Doctor of Missiology and Theology

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, USA

1989 - 1990

Doctoral studies

Andover Newton Theological School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1980 - 1982

MA in Missiology (Mag. theol.)

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, USA

1979 - 1980

English language studies

E. Manfred Evans Community Adult School, Los Angeles, California, USA

1977 - 1979

German language studies

Niedernberg Academy, St. Augustin, Germany

1970 - 1973

Secondary education

Riga Evening-shift Secondary School No. 14, Riga, Latvia

1963 - 1965

Forest Technician

School of Forestry No. 32, Ogre, Latvia

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

Further education:

08/03/2012-21/03/2012 Certificate Programme of professional development „Improvement of pedagogical skills in the process of adult education" * Riga Stradin's University, Faculty of Further Education (10 hrs.)


​10.01.2012.-17.01.2012. Certificate Programme of professional development „Statistics in scientific work – methodological and practical-use aspects" * Riga Stradin's University, Faculty of Further Education (10 hrs.)


16.02.2012. ​ Certificate Programme of professional development " Psychological conditions in Decision making" Association of Business Psychologists, Riga Stradin's University (3 hrs)


04.04.2005.-27.06.2005. ​ Certificate Advancement of Instructor's professionalism: " Innovations in the Higher Education's System", University of Daugavpils​


Conferences and seminars

​* 21/03/2013-22/03/2013 – Participation and discussion leader at RSU Scientific Conference 2013.

* 11/22/2012-11/23/2012 – International Conference „4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY, HEALTH and WELFARE" Riga, Latvia, November 11-12, 2011 member of organizational committee, discussion leader. Delivered scientific report „The Role of Non-traditional Religions in Society in Context of Religious Freedom and Observance of Human Rights"

* 19/04/2012 – Participation as an expert in Assessment Committee of works by pupils of 10-12 grade of Riga Secondary School of Cultures, Certificate

* 29/03/2012-30/03/2012 – Discussion leader and participation with the report: „Academic and social integration aspects of relationships between lecturer and student", RSU Scientific Conference 2012.

* 08/03/2012-21/03/2012 – Programme of professional development „Improvement of pedagogical skills in the process of adult education", RSU Faculty of Further Education (10 hrs.), Certificate

* 16/02/2012 – Participation in open lecture „Psychological preconditions of decision-making in business" Association of Business Psychologists (3 hrs.), Certificate.

* 10/01/2012-17/01/2012 – Programme of professional development „Statistics in scientific work – methodological and practical-use aspects", RSU Faculty of Further Education (10 hrs.), Certificate.​

* 9/05/2011 – Participation in Riga University of Stradiņš Faculty of Further education and Faculty of Rehabilitation Social Work Cathedra's organized conference: „Is it easy to grow? Role of team in psychosocial rehabilitation of teenagers", RSU, 19.05.2011.

* 13/05/2011 – Participation in the 3rd international forum: „Natural family as a value and priority", in cooperation with Society „Association Family", NGO „World Family Congress" and Riga Municipality Welfare Department

* 01/03/2011-24/05/2011 – Participation in the project of European Social Fund: „Working out the support programs and implementation for the creation of support system for young people subjected to the risk of social exclusion". Researcher's assistant, in cooperation with University of Latvia Faculty of Pedagogics, Psychology and Arts. Participated in 3 seminars.

* 09/12/2010 – Academic lecture of Riga University of Stradiņš, Social Work Cathedra: „Social work strategy in reduction of poverty: with Work against Joblessness", RSU, 09.12.2010.

* 11/11/2010-12/11/2010 – Participation in international conference: „1st Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Physicians of Latvia and 3rd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY, HEALTH and WELFARE" Riga, LV. Delivered scientific reports: „Children Poverty: Causes, Effects and Possible Solutions"; „Human Rights in Context of Criminal Procedural Regulations of Security Measures", (Doctoral student Jelena Groma, O.Bruvers); „The Origins of Human Dignity and Rights in Philosophical Debate".

* 14/10/2010-15/10/2010 – Representative of Riga University of Stradiņš at International conference: „Social Economy and Poverty Reduction – International Expert Meeting", Mykolas Romeris University,Vilnius, Lithuania, October 14 - 15, 2010. During the meeting of experts delivered report/presentation: „Causes and Effects of Children Poverty: Possible Solutions" Delivered lecture for ERASMUS students: „Poverty Situation and Human Rights: State's Social Policy"

* 07/2009-11/2009 – Participation in international conference and seminars: "Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows, European Integration Fund's Project 2007- 2013". Participation in conference: representative of organizers' work group, expert, lecturer 20.07.2009.-27.07.2009., Amatas novads, Spāres, Latvia. Closing conference: 28.11.2009.-29.11.2009., Riga, Latvia. Participation in conference: the organizers' workgroup, expert, lecturer

* 09/2008 – Participation in the seminar organized by Department of Social Services of Latvia Republic Ministry of Welfare for all directors of Social Care center s (SAC) Participation in seminar: lecturer/expert. Lectures on: 1.Legal issues regarding providing social services; 2.Ensuring legitimacy, order and security in SAC; 3.Professional tasks and ethics of SAC workers

* 11/2006 – Participation in international conference "Church and Government in Partnership" Riga Municipality Welfare Department and Lutheran Social Services of New York, USA Participation in conference: organizer, lecturer, leader 14.11.2006 – 15.11.2006., Riga, Latvia

* 09/2006 – International Scientific Conference in cooperation with: EZA – Europäisches Zentrum für Arbeitnehmerfragen, LSDIC – Latvian Social Dialogue Education Centre, LKrA – Latvian Christian Academy "Tolerant Approach, Tolerant Organization, Tolerant Person: Practical Tolerance" Participation in conference: leader, lecturer, moderator 08.09.2006 – 09.09.2006., Riga-Jūrmala, Latvia

* 05/2003 – Participation in international conference "An Introduction to U.S. Laws: Protecting Children and Women from Abuse" 12.05.2003 – 16.05.2003., Riga, Latvia * 2001-2005 – As the Head of National Human Rights Office participated with regular publications regarding human rights in the chapter Jurista vārds" [The Word of a Lawyer] in government magazine "Latvijas Vēstnesis" [Latvian Herald]

* 1996 - up to now – Latvian Christian Academy (LCA), lecturer. Working out new study courses, working for the accreditation of study programs, regular supervising of BA and MA thesis, reviewing. * 2007 - up to now – Riga University of Stradins (RSU) Head of Ethics Committee, lecturer. Regular revision of handed in BA, MA and Doctoral papers ("grants") by new scientists and coming up with resolutions, giving lectures, supervision of practical works and consultations​

Supervised study course

Basics of Philosophy

Ethics

European Human Rights Protection Instruments

Humans Rights

Philosophy and Medical Ethics

Professional Ethics

Vocational and general ethical basic principles

Lectured study course

Basics of Philosophy

Ethics

European Human Rights Protection Instruments

Humans Rights

International Public Law

Philosophy

Philosophy and Medical Ethics

Profesional Ethics

Professional Ethics

Awards and recognitions

07.07.2011 For the contribution and promotion of the Human Rights in Latvia awarded with the President's Medal by the President of Latvia, Mr. Valdis Zatlers, Riga, Latvia.​


07.09.2006. Recipient of the „LETTER OF GRATITUDE" by the Christian Academy of Latvia, Rector Prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane, September 7, 2006., Jūrmala. Latvia.


13.05.2005. ​Recipient of the „LETTER OF GRATITUDE" by the Christian Academy of Latvia, Rector Prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane, May 13, 2005., Jūrmala, Latvia.


21.07.1999. ​ Recipient of the „LETTER OF APPRECIATION" by the President of Latvia, Mrs. Vaira-Vīķe Freiberga, July 21, 1999., Riga, Latvia..


1999 ​ For the support, protection and promotion of the democracy, freedom and human rights in Latvia - recepient of the Special „DECORATION OF RECOGNITION" by the President of Latvia, Mr. Guntis Ulmanis, ending his term in Office, Riga, Latvia


16.06.1999. ​ Recipient of the „LETTER OF APPRECIATION" by the President of Latvia Mr. Guntis Ulmanis, June 16, 1999., Riga, Latvia.


03.08.1998. ​ For the contribution and promotion of the Human Rights in Latvia awarded by the Ministry of Interior with the First Grade Distinction Badge „JUSTICE FOR ALL" August 3, 1998, Riga, Latvia.


27.05.1992. ​ Recipient of the Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission "History Award" May 27, 1992., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, USA.


02.1977. Recognizing the efforts dedicated for restoration of independence of Latvia, awarded with the Eisenhower Medal of Freedom by the Captive nations Committee, Chicago, USA.


Publications

Abstracts​​

Brūvers, Olafs. Pasniedzēja-studenta attiecību akadēmiskās un sociālās integrācijas aspekti / O.Brūvers // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 481.lpp.

Brūvers, Olafs. The role of non-traditional religions in society in context of religious freedom and observance of human rights / O.Bruvers, E.Vojevode // 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.22-23, 2012) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2012. - P.27.

Brūvers, Olafs. Child poverty : causes, effects and possible solutions / O.Bruvers // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.30-31.

Brūvers, Olafs. The origins of human dignity and rights in philosophical debate / O.Bruvers // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.31.

Groma, Jeļena. Human rights in context of criminal procedural regulation of security measures / J.Groma, O.Bruvers // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.42.

Books and brochures​​

Brūvers, Olafs. Communism versus religion : soviet experiment : theory and practice in historical retrospection / O.Bruvers. - Riga, Latvia : Amnis Publishing House, 2010. - 472 lpp.

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