Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Didzis Kļaviņš PhD

Visiting Docent
Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution

PhD in International Politics(University of Latvia, 2015)
M.A. in European History and Civilisation (Leiden University, Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and University of Oxford, 2010)
M.A. in Political Science (University of Latvia, 2009)
Certificate in International Affairs, (University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, 2007)
B.A. in Political Science (University of Latvia, 2006)

Didzis Klavins is a Senior Researcher at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Advanced Social and Political Research Institute. Didzis has obtained Ph.D. in International Politics at the University of Latvia (thesis title: Transformation of the Foreign Ministries in the Baltic and Scandinavian Countries, 2004-2012). He holds the Europaeum’s M.A. in European History and Civilisation (with distinction), jointly offered by Leiden University, Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the University of Oxford. The title of his thesis was “From Empire to Europe: Sir Harold Nicolson and Anti-Appeasement, 1930–1940”. Didzis Klavins also holds a M.A. and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Latvia. He has also studied at Uppsala University, the University of Oslo, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. For several years Didzis worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Publications

 

  • Kļaviņš, D. The Role of Denmark in the Renewal of Latvian Independence.   Riga: Dripe, 2016.

  • Kļaviņš, D. The Baltic Sea Region Stream in Latvia’s Foreign Affairs. In: The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs: Ideas and Personalities/ Eds. Diāna Potjomkina, Andris Sprūds, Valters Ščerbinskis. – Rīga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016, pp. 188-210 http://www.liia.lv/en/publications/the-centenary-of-latvias-foreign-affairs-ideas-and-personalities-556

  • Kļaviņš, D. Transformation of the Foreign Ministries in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, 2004-2012. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2015.

  • Kļaviņš, D. Foreign policy „on the cheap: Latvia’s foreign policy experience from the economic crisis. In: D. Kļaviņš, Ž. Ozoliņa, T. Rostoks. Journal of Baltic Studies. 2014.

  • Kļaviņš, D. The Role of Human Security in Diplomacy: Tendencies and Relevance. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2012.

  • Kļaviņš, D. Business interests between Latvia and Belarus: Looking beyond the obvious. In: A. Sprūds (ed.), The Economic Presence of Russia and Belarus in the Baltic States: Risks and Opportunities. Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Centre for East European Policy Studies, Soros Foundation-Latvia. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2012, pp. 145-177.

  • Kļaviņš, D. Understanding the Essence of Modern Diplomacy. ICD Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2011. Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations; New Actors; New Initiatives; New Targets. Berlin, December 15- 18, 2011.

  • Kļaviņš, D. The Role of Human Security in Diplomacy: Tendencies and Relevance. Congress materials from The Joint 3rd World Congress of Latvian Scientists and the 4th Congress of Latvian Studies „Science, Society and National Identity”, 2011, pp. 69-77.

  • Kļaviņš, D. The transformation of diplomacy – why do diplomats need to understand how the business world operates?, Exchange: The Magazine for International Business and Diplomacy, Number 3, March 2011, pp. 17-18.

  • Kļaviņš, D. Diplomacy and Security–Past, Present and Future. In Ž. Ozoliņa (ed.), Rethinking Security. Riga: Zinātne, 2010, pp. 278-305.