Artis Pabriks

02.12.2014. 19:09


Artis Pabriks

Minister of Foreign Affairs

(since 21.07.2004)

Date of birth: 22 March 1966

Place of birth: Jurmala, Latvia



History degree, University of Latvia


Ph.D. in political science, University of Aarhus, DK

Academic titles and scientific degrees 

professor, Ph.D.

Professional activity

Since 21 July 2004, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Since 2006, professor at Vidzeme University College

2004, member of Parliament, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2003-2004, along with the work in Vidzeme University College, policy analyst-consultant in the Political Education Foundation (PIF), Latvia

Since 2002, member of the editorial board of the "Baltic Review" magazine

Since 2002, ECRI (Council of Europe), deputy member on behalf of Latvia, along with the work in University

2001-2003, along with the work in University, policy analyst in the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies

Since 2001, associate professor in Vidzeme University College in politology

1996-2001, assistant professor in Vidzeme University College

1996-1997, first Rector of Vidzeme University College

1995-1999, lecturing in the University of Latvia

1994, external lecturer, University of Aarhus, Denmark

1988-1990, research assistant, Academy of Sciences


Latvian, English, Russian, German, Danish

The main research interests and activities

Multiculturalism, nationalism, security policy, ethnic policy, ideologies, gender issues, human rights;

Participation in numerous international conferences, seminars and projects


Ethnic Inequalities and Public Sector Governance, in Yusuf Bangura. Basingstoke, 2006.

Do Bridges Unite?, Turkish Policy Quarterly (ed.D. Nigar Goksel), Fall 2006.

A Small Political Lexicon, Zvaigzne ABC, Riga, 2006.

Ethnic Limits of Civil Society: The Latvian Case, in Norbert Goetz and Jorg Hackmann (Eds.) Civil Society in the Baltic Sea Region. Ashgate, 2003.

Occupational Representation and Ethnic Discrimination In Latvia. LCESC. Nordik. Riga 2002.

Etnopolitika Latvijā un Igaunijā: No koncepcijas līdz integrācijas fondam. Pilsoniskā līdzdalība un integrācija. 2001. Newsletter of the Naturalization Board of Latvia

The Latvian NATO Membership - A Goal Without Alternatives. Baltic security, NATO and EU, eds. Karoliina Honkanen and Tomas Ries. Occasional papers - No. 1. Atlantic Council of Finland. Helsinki 2001.

Artis Pabriks (ed.) Elmārs Vēbers, Reinis Aboltiņš. Overcoming Alienation: Social Integration (In Latvian), NIMS, Rīga, 2001.

Latvia: The Challenges of Change, Routledge, London, New York, 2001.

The National programme for Latvian Language Training. Promotion of the Integration of Society 1996-2000. Impact Report. LVAVP, Riga. 2000.

"The Latvian Revenge or the Russian Political Morals", in Baltic special issue, 2000.

1999. debates par valodas likumu, LVAVP (The National Programme for Latvian Language Training) bulletin, LVAVP management unit, March, 1999.

Co-author of the book Politika Latvijā (Politics in Latvia), Rasa ABC, Riga, 1999.

"Keeping Course Towards the West", in (ed.Peter Rutland) The Challenge of Integration. Annual Survey of Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union 1997. East West Institute. 1998.

A Review of Latvia's Follow-up to the UN Global Conferences, UNDP, Riga, Latvia, 1998.

Komunitarisma un Individualisma vertibu ietekme uz politiskas nacijas veidosanos Latvija, in (ed. E.Vebers) Pilsoniska Apzina, Macibu Apgads, Riga, Latvia, 1998.

Co-author of the UNDP development report on Latvia, 1996. Contribution to the chapter on the ethnic situation in Latvia (1997).

"The Impact of Values of Communitarianism and Individualism upon the Formation of a Political Nation in Latvia", in Latvian Human Rights Quarterly, No. 1., 1997.

Comments on the political and human rights in Latvia, in Cilvektiesibu Zurnals, No 2., 1996.

"Some Notes Regarding the Evolution of Nationalism", in The Transition Towards Democracy: Experience in Latvia and in the World, University of Latvia, 1994.

"Citizenship and Rights of Minorities in Latvia", in Humanities and SocialSciences, Latvia, No 1(2), 1994.

Review of the book Ethnopolitics and Transition to Democracy. The Collapse of the USSR and Latvia by Rasma Karklins (1996) in Nord Ost Archiv.

Chapter on ethnic relations in the book Cilveks un Dzive sociologijas skatijuma, designed for high schools in Latvia, 1996.

Nations, Nationalism, and Ethnic Policy, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 1995.


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