Amb. Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General for Public Democracy, NATO

Baiba Braže is currently NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Public Democracy. She joined Latvia’s Foreign Ministry in 1993 and since then occupied several positions: ambassador to the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and the Permanent Representation at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Latvia, as well as General Security Policy and International Organizations and Director General of the Communications Directorate at the Latvian Foreign Ministry. She holds a BA in law and a master’s degree in Communication Science - both from the University of Latvia. 




Thursday March, 3

Panel I: The Rejection of the Soviet Collapse

There have been numerous large transformations, shifts, and potential missed opportunities in the three decades since the Soviet Union's demise. Discourse has shifted from the end of so-called history and the possibility of the emergence of a common European home to impossible security demands and the outright invasion of Ukraine. This panel's discussion will center on how Russia and the West have come to terms with the collapse of the Soviet Union over the last thirty years, and what this means for current and future relations in light of the current war.

Moderator: Prof. Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairman, Latvian Transatlantic Organization