On 29 May at 11:30, room W-20 (2nd floor), in the framework of the Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics the Member of the European Parliament Dr. Artis Pabriks will give a guest lecture on the main challenges for countries in transition period. Lecture will be followed by a discussion on the topic.
Students of RGSL and other Universities are welcome to attend!
Dr. Artis Pabriks graduated from the University of Latvia, Faculty of History and continued his studies in the University of Aarhus, Denmark, receiving Ph.D. in political science in 1996. He has worked also as a policy analyst and researcher in several NGOs. In 2004 Dr. Artis Pabriks was elected as a Member of the Parliament of Latvia, and later in the same year appointed as a Minister of Foreign Affairs. He served as a Minister until 2007. From 2007 until 2010 he was a Member of the Parliament. From 2010 until 2014 Dr. Artis Pabriks was a Minister of Defense of the Republic of Latvia. Since July 1, 2014, Pabriks is an elected member of the European Parliament. At the European Parliament, Pabriks is a member of the Committee on International Trade responsible for matters relating to the Union's common commercial policy and its external economic relations and the EP's chief rapporteur on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia is a special 12-week full-time training programme, funded by the government of Latvia, offering education and practical knowledge transfer for public officials, as well as representatives of civil society and academia from the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood, including Eastern Partnership region and Central Asia. In 2015 spring the programme countries include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.