Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Aldis Austers M.A.I.S.

Guest Lecturer
Contemporary World History

M.A.I.S., Master of Advanced International Studies (Vienna Diplomatic Academy, 1998)
Engineer in Foreign Economic Relations Management (Riga Technical University, 1995)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Researcher at the Latvian International Relations Institute, since 2013
  • Counsellor of the Bank of Latvia in Brussels, 2004-2011
  • Diplomat at the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1995-2002

Current research

  • Doctoral thesis on interplay between monetary reforms and political performance in the Baltic States
  • Publications on political economic issues, migration, international economic developments, European Union governance

Publications

  • “The European Exit Games of 2016 – Brexi and Grexit,” in Latvian Foreing and Security Policy Yearbook 2016, eds. Andris Sprūds and Ilvija Bruģe (Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016)
  • “Latvia: Permanent Departure,” in Brain Drain – Brain Gain: European Labour Markets in Times of Crisis, ed. Alexander Schellinger (The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2015)
  • “Refugee’s crisis – yet another ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the European integration project?” in Riga Conference Papers 2015 “Towards Reassurance and Solidarity in the Euro-Atlantic Community,” eds. Andris Sprūds, Kārlis Bukovskis (Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2015)
  • “The Economic Impact of Intra-EU Mobility of People on the Destination and Sending Countries. Review of Relevant Research Papers,” (background document for the conference “How to Improve Intra-European Mobility and Circular Migration? Fostering Diaspora Engagement”, Riga, May 11-12, 2015)
  • “Latvia’s Western Economic Diplomacy: Achievement, Constraints, and Challenges,” in Economic Diplomacy of the Baltic States, eds.Andris Sprūds and Kārlis Bukovskis (Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung 2014)
  • “Juxtaposing Economic and Societal Security: Lessons from Latvia,” in Ten Years in the Euro-Atlantic Community: Riga Conference Papers 2014(Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2014)
  • How great is Latvias success story? in Intereconomics (Volume 49, Issue 4, July/August 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10272-014-0504-0)