On 7 November at 15:00, room W-42, in the framework of the Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia the Ex-President of the Republic of Latvia Prof. Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga will give a guest lecture on the main challenges for countries in transition period. Lecture will be followed by a discussion on the topic. Due to limited places only students of the RGSL Advanced Programme, RGSL Master students and RGSL 3rd year Bachelor students are invited to participate in the lecture. Attendance is by invitations only, thus students are required to pre-register by sending an email to Liena Muraškina (liena.muraskina(abols)rgsl.edu.lv">liena.muraskina(abols)rgsl.edu.lv). Please note that arrival of students required 10 minutes before the lecture at 14.50. Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga is President of the World Leadership Aliance Club of Madrid (since 2014). As President of the Republic of Latvia 1999-2007, she has been instrumental in achieving membership in the European Union and NATO for Latvia. She is active in international politics, was named Special Envoy to the Secretary General on United Nations reform and was official candidate for UN Secretary General in 2006. She remains active in the international arena and continues to speak up in defense of liberty, equality and social justice, and for the need of Europe to acknowledge the whole of its history. In December 2007 she was named vice-chair of the Reflection group on the long term future of the European Union (2007-2010). Chair of the high-level group on Freedom and Pluralism of the Media in European Union, established by the vice-president of the European Commission (2011-2012). She is also known for her work in psycholinguistics, semiotics and analysis of the oral literature of her native country. 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 2014 the programme countries include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.