Doctoral School “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)” in cooperation with European Studies Master Program, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia kindly invites you to a guest-lecture “Recent developments in bilateral relations between Latvia and Canada” by H.E. Mr. Alain Hausser, Ambassador of Canada to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The guest-lecture will take place on May 12, 2017, at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia (Aspazijas boulevard 5), Room 322 at 18:00. The guest-lectures will be held in English followed by Q&A session and discussion.
During the guest-lecture H.E. Mr. Alain Hausser will give and overview of the bilateral relations between Canada and Latvia and cover most recent aspects of economic and security cooperation between Canada, Latvia and the EU (CETA, enhanced Forward Presence).
H.E. Mr. Alain Hausser joined the Department of External Affairs in 1988 after a few years as a teaching assistant in international law at the University of Regensburg (Germany). He has served abroad as third and later second secretary at Canada’s embassy in Tel Aviv; first secretary at the embassy in Bonn; counsellor (political) at the embassy in Berlin; counsellor (political) at the embassy in Brussels; deputy permanent observer at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg; and, from 2010 to 2014, deputy head of the Mission of Canada to the European Union in Brussels and permanent observer at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. In Ottawa, he has held a number of positions, including counsellor at the Privy Council Office, director of the Western Europe Division and director of the European Union Division (2007 to 2010) at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada headquarters.
The guest-lecture is organized by the European Studies Master Program of the University of Latvia and doctoral school “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)” in cooperation with within a cycle of guest-lectures on the topics of European Integration and Baltic Sea Region legal, social, economic and geo-political development trends.
About the Doctoral School “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies (EIBSRS)”
The Doctoral School is an institution within University of Latvia launched to support young scholars during their research training. The School carries out activities related to the international dimension of the doctoral degree and enhances the degree’s competitiveness in the job market, which would in turn enhance the graduates’ personal and professional career. Special attention is given to the integration among the Baltic States within the EU, as well as regional cooperation and development around the Baltic Sea. More information: http://www.lu.lv/eng/istudents/doctoral/doctoral-schools/balticsearegion/
About the European Studies Master Programme
The inter-disciplinary academic master degree programme European Studies offers students to study European economic, political and legal matters, to acquire a deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyse EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. It allows specialisation in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions and external relations. The programme provides studies in international environment of wide linguistic and cultural diversity. High level national and international academics and EU practitioners with extensive experience in the relevant areas from Latvia, the EU institutions, partner universities in Europe and overseas comprise the teaching staff of the programme. More information: http://www.lu.lv/cets/masterstudies/about/
About the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics
FBME is the largest faculty at the University of Latvia with more than 2000 students. In the academic year 2016/2017 646 new students have enrolled. Faculty offers higher education based on nowadays practical situations; students not only receive academic knowledge but also can start their business ideas in Business Incubator of the University of Latvia already starting from the first study year. Here (Business Incubator of the University of Latvia) all students receive free of charge consultations as well as support from mentors, field professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. During the study process the faculty also organizes guest lectures with different field professionals, visits to enterprises, internships and other forms of cooperation with local and international companies. More information: http://www.bvef.lu.lv/eng/