RESEARCH AREAS

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APPOINTMENTS

2014 - 2015

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Residential Fellow

2006 - 2014

University of Florida

Assistant Professor of Political Science

2003 - 2006

University of Florida

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

2002 - 2003

Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Postdoctoral Fellow

2001 - 2002

Pennsylvania State University

Lecturer in Political Science

CONSULTING

2003 - 2004

Soros Foundation Latvia Public Policy Fellowship Program

Project consultant, “Latvian Sustainable Development Policy in the EU Context” 

1995 - 1996

WWF International-Latvia Program

United Nations Development Program

National Human Rights Office of Latvia

(Riga, Latvia)

EDUCATION

1983 - 1987

Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges

B.A. English & American Literature

1987 - 1988

Western Michigan University

Minor degree, Latvian Studies

1980 - 1983

Cleveland Hts.-University Hts. High School

Cleveland, Ohio

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

1990 - 1991

American Latvian Association

Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Rockland, MD)

1989 - 1990

Office of Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr.

Legislative Fellow for Baltic Affairs

(Washington, DC) 

1988 - 1989

California Public Interest Research Group

Assistant Campaign Director

(Berkeley, CA)