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The Baltic States: unknown entities?

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Plenary / Panel

Speakers

Undersecretary of state, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in Austria
Director of the Estonian Institute
Director of the Institute for International Affairs and Politic Science

Dr. Armands GUTMANIS

Undersecretary of state, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

1984 University of Latvia, Department of Foreign languages
1984-1988 Postgraduate studies, Lomonosov University Moscow, Dr. phil.
1991-1993 Postdoctoral Studies, Freiburg University and Basel University, Department of philosophy
2000 September - 2001 March Fulbright research scholar at the School of advanced international studies, the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., USA
1988-1996 Senior lecturer, University of Latvia, Dept. for German studies
1995 Policy planning dept., Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riga
1995 - 1999 Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Latvia
1999 October - March 2000 Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
1999 - 2000 Communications studies program director at the European Integration Institute, the Stradins University Riga
2000 - Undersecretary of state, Ministry of foreign affairs of Latvia
1994 and 1996 Co-organizer of international research conferences in Riga on the history of Baltic culture and literature

Gabriella LINDHOLM

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in Austria

1975 Bachelor of Arts, Univeristy of Uppsala, Sweden (Political Science and History)
1977 Master, Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Federal Republic of Germany (Political Science and History)
1978 Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1979-1981 Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy Havana
1981-1982 Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy Brasilia
1983 Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy Buenos Aires
1984-1986 Head of Section for Latin America, MFA
1986-1988 Head of Department for Latin America, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
1988-1990 Private Sectrary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation
1990-1992 Deputy Director, Department of International Development Cooperation, MFA
1992-1994 Councellor, Political Department, Swedish Embassy Bonn
1994-1995 Director Department for Central and Eastern Europe
1995.1999 Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
1999 - Deputy Director General, Americas Department, MFA

Lore LISTRA

Director of the Estonian Institute

1997 - MBA course at the Tallinn Technical University
1979 - 1983 Studies of Romance languages, literature and pedagogy at the Tartu University
1977 - 1979 Studies of German languages and literature at the Tartu University
1995- Estonian Institute, director
1992-1994 Estonian Institute, consultant
1990-1992 Department of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Culture, counsellor
1988-1989 Lectures at the Tallinn Pedagogical University Course: French literature
 Member of the Estonian National Commission for UNESCO
 Member of the Editorial Board of Estonian Literary Magazine
 Member of the Editorial Board of the revue Estonian Art
 Member of the committee Traducta (grants for foreign translators) at Estonian Cultural Endowment
 Member of the Board of the Governmental Programme Estonian Culture and language abroad
 Participating in preparation of agreements on cultural co-operation between Estonia and other countries
 Member of the working group for the cultural policy of Estonia at the Ministry of Culture, 1999
 Member of the Board of Estonian Translators and Interpreters Association 1996-1999
 Organiser of the Round Table Estonian Image 1997 - 1999
 Representative of Estonia in Eureka Audiovisual 1994 - 1998
1984-1989 Gustav-Adolf Gymnasium (Tallinn), teacher Courses: French language and literature French medieval history (taught in French)
1991 - 1997 Department of Romance languages at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, senior lecturer, head of chair (1995 - 1996) Courses: French history, French literature, Theory of translation
1993 - 1994 Lectures on French history at Tartu University

Raimundas LOPATA

Director of the Institute for International Affairs and Politic Science

 Historian Degree University of Vilnius, 1990
 Ph. D. (History) Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, 1994
 Department of History, University of Âbo, Finland, 1992; Scholarship in European History
 Department of History, Wisconsin-Madison University, USA, 1993; A. Senn Fellowship.
 Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government ( in association with London School of Economics and Politics ), London, U. K., 1994; Scholarship in British Studies.
 Foreign Policy Institute, The John Hopkins University, Washington D.C., USA, 1995; IREX grant for International Security Studies.
 Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius, 1999-Present
 Acting Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius, 1998-1999
 Advisor, Office of Prime-Minister of Lithuania, 1998-1999
 Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius, 1995-1998
 Present Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Lithuanian History, Vilnius, 1988 - 1999
 Lecturer, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius, 1994 - 1995
 Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, 1992 - 1994