Dr. Māris Andžāns

Māris Andžāns, Dr.sc.pol., is the Director of the Center for Geopolitical Studies Riga. He is also Assistant Professor and leads Diplomacy and Russia & Eurasia MA study programs at Riga Stradins University.

Previously, he has worked for the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. He was also a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

He has authored around 100 publications, primarily on security and defense issues of the Baltic states, but also Central Asia, as well as transport and digital policies.

Dr. Andžāns has ten years of experience in the public administration of Latvia. He served in positions related to the coordination of EU and NATO issues, security of transport and communications, civil-military cooperation, aviation, electronic communications, and postal issues. Among other duties, he has served as the Chairman of the National Cyber Security Council of Latvia and the Dangerous Goods Movement Consultative Council of Latvia.