Spruds Andris (Latvia), Acting director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Associate Professor, Riga Stradins University

Spruds Andris (Latvia), Acting director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Associate Professor, Riga Stradins University

Acting director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Associate Professor, Riga Stradins University

Biography:

Andris Spruds holds a position of associate professor at Riga Stradins University and adjunct at Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu-National Louis University in Nowy Sacz, Poland. Andris Spruds has MA in central European history from the CEU in Budapest, Hungary and international relations from Latvia University. He has obtained PhD in political science from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Andris Spruds has been a visiting scholar at Oxford, Uppsala, Columbia and Johns Hopkins University as well as Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and Japan's Institute of Energy Economics.

Andris Spruds is a board member of Latvian Transatlantic organization and vice chairman of Baltic-Black Sea Alliance.

His research interests focus on energy security and policy in the Baltic Sea region, domestic and foreign policy of post-Soviet countries and Transatlantic relations.