Ivars Ijabs is a Latvian political scientist, translator, and cultural commentator, Associate Professor of political science at the University of Latvia. His main research interests include history of political ideas, nationalism, and interethnic relations. He has authored several books, as well as many scholarly articles on the development of Latvian nationalism, the Baltic German legacy, and leftist ideas in Latvia at the turn of 20th century. Ijabs studied philosophy and political science in Latvia, Germany, and Iceland; in 2010 he was Fulbright visiting scholar at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey (USA). He currently serves as a Vice President for Professional Development of the Association of Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS), and is a member of the Commission of Legal Reform under the Auspices of the President of Latvia.
Conference abstract "Social Integration and the New Security Challenges: Latvian Perspectives"