Didzis Klavins*

University of Latvia


Received fellowship: University of Latvia (PhD), 2012
FR: Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
TO: Aarhus Univ. (Denmark)

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Innovation Prize, Latvia (2016)
Sylff Research Abroad Award (2013)
The ‘Letteren Fond’ scholarship for studies at the University of Oxford (2010)
Minister of Education Award (2009)
Dr Aina Galejs scholarship/University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, US (2006)
Rector’s Award of the BA thesis (2006)
Kristaps Morbergs scholarship (2005)
The Riga Sickness Insurance Organization scholarship (2005)
The Freedom of Expression Foundation’s grant (2004)
The “Norge-Latvija” scholarship (2002)
Current affiliation: University of Latvia

Didzis Klavins is a Senior Researcher at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Advanced Social and Political Research Institute. He is also a guest lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL). Didzis has obtained Ph.D. in International Politics at the University of Latvia (thesis title: Transformation of the Foreign Ministries in the Baltic and Scandinavian Countries, 2004-2012). He holds the Europaeum’s M.A. in European History and Civilisation (with distinction), jointly offered by Leiden University, Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the University of Oxford. The title of his thesis was “From Empire to Europe: Sir Harold Nicolson and Anti-Appeasement, 1930–1940”. Didzis Klavins also holds a M.A. (with distinction) and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Latvia. He has also studied at Uppsala University, the University of Oslo, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. For several years Didzis worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

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