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Work experience

2019 - Present

Acting Researcher

Faculty of European Studies, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia

2018 - Present

Researcher

Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Latvia

2012 - 2015

Deputy Head of the Secretariat, Head of Presidency Programme Planning Department

Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Latvia

2013 - 2013

Lecturer’s assistant

Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia

2010 - 2012

Second Secretary

European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

2009 - 2010

Project Manager

Transparency International Latvia – Delna, Latvia

2004 - 2009

Head of EU General Policies Division, Head / Deputy Head of First EU Member States and General Policies Division, 3rd Secretary, Senior desk officer

European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

2005 - 2005

Lecturer

Faculty of European Studies, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia

2002 - 2003

Project Manager

Transparency International Latvia –Delna, Latvia

2001 - 2003

Research Assistant

Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences

Education and training

2019

Participant in Winter Training School “Images of Europe at Times of Global Challenges”, organised by the EU COST action “EU Foreign Policy Facing New Reality: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations”

Aarhus University, Denmark

2006 - 2007

Trainee

Cabinet of Energy Commissioner, European Commission, Belgium

2003 - 2004

MA in Political Science

Department of Political Science, Central European University, Hungary

2003 - 2003

Participant in Student Exchange Program (for EU Pre-Accession Countries)

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

1998 - 2002

BA in International Relations – European Studie

European Integration Institute, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia

Achievements

Supervised study course

EU and International Governance

State and Globalization: Interaction, Challenges, Perspective

Lectured study course

European Union in Global Political Economy

Projects

2018 - 2020: Researcher in "Youth Opinion and Opportunities for EU Public Diplomacy: Youth Narratives and Perceptions of the EU and EU-Ukraine Relations in Ukraine and the three Baltic States" (E-YOUTH). Project leader: University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2018 - 2019: Researcher in "The Emergence of New States in Eastern Europe in 1918 – Lessons for Entire Europe (TENSE)". Project leader: Wise Europa Institute, Warsaw, Poland.

Publications

Kleinberga, V. “Covid-19: breksita trauksmes vai glābējzvans?”, LVportāls, 20.04.2020., https://lvportals.lv/viedokli/315280-covid-19-breksita-trau…

Kleinberga, V. “Who Will Be Steering? Latvia on the Meandering Roads of the European Union”, eds. Andris Spruds, Sintija Broka, Latvian Foreign and Security Policy. Yearbook 2020 (Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2020), 44-59.

Kleinberga, V. “Bowling Together: Nordic Baltic Six in the European Union”, ed. Žaneta Ozoliņa, Latvijas intereses Eiropas Savienībā (Latvijas Politologu biedrība, 2019), 17-32.

Kleinberga, V. “Right or Wrong Europeans: Who Will Take the Lead?” A prologue to the Baltic EU Conversations 2019 (Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2019), available at http://www.liia.lv/upload/content/a-prologue-to-the-baltic-….

Kleinberga, V. “Mazāk valstu, vairāk vajadzību”, Kapitāls, Marts 2019 (252), 22-23.

Kleinberga, V. “Nemiera vējos: Latvija Eiropas Savienībā 2018.-2019.gadā”, ed. Andris Sprūds, Elizabete Vizgunova, Sintija Broka, Latvijas ārējā un drošības politika. Gadagrāmata 2019 (Rīga: Latvijas Ārpolitikas institūts, 2019), 76-95.

Kleinberga, V. “Izstāties vai apstāties?”, Kapitāls, Februāris 2019 (251),18-20.

Kleinberga, V., Bukovskis, K. “The post-2020 budget of the European Union: Latvia’s interests and opportunities” (Riga: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2018), available at http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/baltikum/14790.pdf.

Kleinberga, V. “Arodbiedrībām grūti darboties Eiropas līmenī”, Latvijas Vēstnesis, Nr. 157 (3105), 05.10.2004., available at https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/94554.

Kleinberga, V. “Neoliberālisma politika un tā sekas Latvijā no 1990. līdz 2001.gadam”, ed. Raita Karnīte, Latvijas integrācija Eiropas Savienībā - Latvija un lēmumu pieņemšana. Neoliberālisms un sociālais kapitāls (Rīga: LZA EI, 2003), 52-104.

Kleinberga, V. “Neoliberālisms: vai Latvijas izaugsmes veicinātājs?” ed. Ineta Popēna, Latvijas integrācija Eiropas Savienībā – par un pret (Rīga: LZA EI, 2002), 67-88.

Other

2019 – 2022 Member of Management Committee in the EU COST Action “EU Foreign Policy Facing New Reality: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations”, CA17119

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Andris Sprūds
Dean, Academic Staff