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The Baltic States: unknown entities?

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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

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

Gabriella LINDHOLM

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in Austria

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

Lore LISTRA

Director of the Estonian Institute

- MBA course at the Tallinn Technical University - 1983 Studies of Romance languages, literature and pedagogy at the Tartu University - 1979 Studies of German languages and literature at the Tartu University - Estonian Institute, director Estonian Institute, consultant Department of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Culture, counsellor Lectures at the Tallinn Pedagogical University Course: French literature Gustav-Adolf Gymnasium (Tallinn), teacher Courses: French language and literature French medieval history (taught in French) - 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
1997
1979
1977
1995
1992-1994
1990-1992
1988-1989
 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
1991

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