Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Mārtiņš Hiršs PhD

Visiting lecturer
Contemporary World History. International Security

PhD in Politics (University of Latvia, 2021)
MA in Politics (New York University, 2014)
BA in Politics (University of Latvia, 2011)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Associate Scholar, 2019 - currently
  • NDA Center for Security and Strategic Research, Research fellow, 2014 - 2019
  • Australian radio SBS, Political commentator, 2014 - 2019
  • Permanent Mission of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations, Intern, 2014
  • Riga Graduate School of Law, Rector’s assistant, 2012 - 2013.

Current research

  • U.S. foreign policy, particularly U.S. grand strategies and U.S. – Russia relations. Russia's influence in Latvia.


  • Hiršs, M. (2018). Kā Eiropa sadzīvo ar Trampa ASV? [How Europe has Adapted to Trump’s USA?] Latvian Interests in the European Union. No.2. pp. 64.-75.
  • Hiršs, M. (2017). Donalds Tramps: Amerika pirmā [Donald Trump: America First].  Centre for East European Policy Studies. Riga, p. 39.
  • Hiršs, M. (2016). 2016. gads - izšķirošs brīdis transatlantiskajām attiecībām. [2016 - Crucial Moment for Transatlantic Relations] Latvian Interests in the European Union. No.1. pp.31-43.
  • Hiršs, M. (2016). Drošības riski Baltijas valstīm pēc ASV prezidenta vēlēšanām. [Security Risks for Baltic States after U.S. Presidential Elections] Center for Security and Strategic Research. Working Paper. No. 01/16. p. 26.
  • Hiršs, M. (2016). The Extent of Russia’s influence in Latvia. In: Bērziņa, I. The Possibility of Societal Destabilization in Latvia. Center for Security and Strategic Research. Working paper. pp. 1.-3., 7.-15.
  • Hiršs M., Sprūds A. Energy (in)security: challenges and prospects for the EU&Baltics. LIIA policy brief. November, 2014, 6 p.
  • Edit. Spolītis V., Reetz A. et al. 7 myths about democracy in Latvia. Riga, 2011, pp. 7-16, 53-58.