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Latvia in Focus: Elections and Russian Policy in the Region

  • When
  • September 13, 2011
    2:00–6:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Where
  • Open Society Foundations–New York
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    United States of America
Latvia in Focus: Elections and Russian Policy in the Region (September 13, 2011)

At this Open Society Foundations forum, Nils Muiznieks and Andris Aukmanis provide insight into the turmoil in Latvia—the Baltic country that witnessed one of the most severe economic crises in Europe and now faces extraordinary elections after the president dissolved parliament amidst allegations of massive corruption. The two speakers, who represent academia and the Soros Foundation–Latvia, offer analysis of the issues in the elections, including corruption and ethnic relations, and also examine the growing role of neighboring Russia in the region. 


  • Nils Muiznieks, Director of the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute at the University of Latvia
  • Andris Aukmanis, Executive Director of the Soros Foundation–Latvia

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