Kyiv Security Forum


Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Latvia

Žaneta Ozoliņa has been Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia, since 2002 and was Head of the Department during 2004-2008. Prior to that she was Research Fellow, Latvian Institute of International Relations; Executive Director, Latvian Center for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies. Her research interests focus on European integration, EU and NATO enlargement, international and regional security, as well as security in the Baltic Sea Region. Žaneta Ozoliņa is the author of more than 80 scholarly articles and editor of several books, including such as “Rethinking Security” (2010).

She was a chairwoman of the Strategic Analysis Commission under the Auspices of the President of Latvia (2004-2008). She serves on the European Research Area Board (European Commission), the Foreign Affairs Council of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Baltic Development Forum. She regularly delivers lectures at foreign universities. She is one of the authors of the Report “Global Governance of Science” published by the European Commission.